Kambu is said to have been brought to India about 2000 years ago.
These yellow, grey or light blue grains are consumed after dehusking.
Bajra rotis are very popular in rural areas in North India. These are
especially had in winter, since the grain has heating properties. Kambu
plants are a very good fodder. The straw and stalk are used for bedding,
thatching, fencing and fuel.