UNF Organic Navara Rice Powder
- Product Name: UNF Organic Navara Rice Powder
excellent baby food.
astanga samgraha of vagbhata (4th century ad approx) (page 116) translation from sanskrit
sastika (the paddy which matures in 60 days) is best among the paddys, is unctuous, easily digestible, sweet, mitigates all the three doshas, stays long inside the body (alimentary tract), cold in potency; it is of two kinds gaura (white) and asita gaura (blackish white)
susruta samhita (page 450) (400 200 bc)
sastikas are sweet in taste and digestion and pacify the vayu and kapha. their properties are somewhat identical with those of sali rice in as much as they are constructive tonic. the sastika is preeminently the most efficacious of all other species and leaves an astringent after-taste in the mouth. it is light, mild, demulcent and imparts strength and firmness to the body.
note: navara is a sastika rice variety of kerala.
navara is used as a nutritional rice and health food.
even though navara is identified with medicinal values from very olden times; the cultivation of this rice variety is almost extinct. the reasons for this are many, including non-availability of pure seeds, low yield and high cost of production leading to commercial non viability of cultivation of this variety. nef made the bold decision to resurrect navara irrespective of the difficulties and challenges involved.
Excellent health breakfast/snack food. Navara a medicinal rice type, is one of the native genetic resources of Kerala, famed for its use in Ayurveda. As it seems to have originated in a limited area and did not sp...