Navara – The Medicinal Rice

Navara (Oryza sativa Linn) holds an important place in Ayurveda and is called “The Medicinal Rice.” It can be used alone or in a combination with other herbs to treat many diseases. Navara rice boiled with cow’s or goat’s milk is a good weaning food for infants. It is a safe and healthy food to pregnant women. Navara rice cooked with milk and medicinal herbs can treat internal wounds. Navarakizhi is a famous treatment in Ayurveda. It cures neuromuscular disorders, make body supple, removes joint stiffness, cleanses body channels, and improves blood circulation. Rice porridge made of Navara is considered beneficial in preventing various diseases and is also considered a safe food for diabetics. Navara rice powder can be used to make puttu (steam cake), ada (thick crepe), skin pack (cooked in milk and applied to skin), etc. The following is the picture of Navara puttu with green gram curry – a healthy breakfast by me.20160206_092732

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