Navara rice is said to be like Gold among the rice varieties having a rich aroma and precious grains with great potentialities to develop as a health food carrying a lot of medicinal properties. The medicinal rice variety received the geographical indication intellectual property right in November 2007.
Benefits of Navara Rice:
- An astonishing quality rice for health promotion and recommended as a safe food to diabetic patients.
- A very nutritious, energy giving and tasty food prepared out of Navara flour could be given as first feed for new born.
- Local healers claim with confident it could cure hemorrhoids (piles) and stomach ulcer.
- Navara interestingly claim that it increases vigour, acts as an aphrodisiac and increases semen and fertility in male so, is recommended for childless couple.
- Navara payasam prepared adding jaggery increases mother’s milk.
- Regular application of Navara powder with coconut and gingery oil rub helps in curing joint pains and in building muscles in polio affected parts.
- Navara rice paste applications in pustules formed due to the biting of viper snake reduce the pain.