Navara Rice

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Navara Rice

Navara/Njavara rice is an extremely unique type of rice, indigenous to Kerala, renowned for its medicinal properties. Navara rice is mainly grown to be used in ayurvedic treatments but at the same time can be used on a daily basis as a medicinal diet. Navara rice has its own geographical indication status, an assurance of quality for specific foods derived from specific geographical location. Babas Natural Basket Navara rice is certified superior quality red navara rice grown by organic farming methods, on discreet locations in accordance with GIS specifications. Processing is done by organic techniques using state of the art machines, untouched by human hand so as to seal in the natural goodness of this unique rice. In traditional Ayurvedic treatments, navara is used for treating ailments associated with the digestive and circulatory and even more serious issues relating to rheumatism, paralysis and neurological disorders. The medicinal qualities of Navara are documented in Ashtangahridhayam, an ancient Ayurvedic text. Navarakizhi made withnavara rice is commonly used in a specific Ayurvedic treatment plan called Panchakarma, aimed at curing chronic neuromuscular disorders. Karkidakakanji is a local delicacy consumed to replenish the body with all the essential nutrients and boosters. Navara, due to its exceptional medicinal and nutritional qualities is considered as a ‘super food’ suitable for people of all ages as it is easily digestible. Navara helps to promote the growth of RBC in the blood. In today’s health conscious world, Navara is the sort of ideal food that can promise drastic improvements on your overall health without any compromises


  • Supreme quality navara rice from the fertile fields of the Western Ghats, grown and harvested organically
  •  Processed using state of the art machines to seal in the organic aroma, colour and flavour, which gives the rice its uniqueness
  •  The red colored, wholegrain Navara rice is literally a ‘super food’. One serving of the rice can deliver extensive amounts of daily nutrients including
    1. Vitamin B : Regulates food metabolism and helps the body use its nutrients)
    2. Natural fiber : Aids in proper digestion and bowel movements.
    3. Vitamin C : The easiest and one of the best way to boost immunity by stimulating the making of white blood cells, which are known to be first line of defence against foreign bodies like viruses and bacteria
    4. Antioxidants and Iron : Anti-agingproperty of antioxidants by neutralizing free radicals in the body that damages healthy cells which shows up as age spots and wrinkles
  •  Navara is used traditionally in preparing karkidakakanji , a replenishing homemade porridge consumed mainly during monsoon(May to August). The rice cooked in a decoction of the herb, to which milk gets added, makes the body supple, removes stiffness of joints, cleanses the body channels, and improves blood circulation
  •  Rice gruel made from Navara is a recommended safe food for diabetic s
  •  Navara is highly effective in curing several types of arthritic/rheumatic pain and also strengthens the nervous system. Navarakizhi, a traditional specialty treatment in Panchakarma is specifically aimed at relieving neuromuscular disorders.
  • It can be used as a baby food substitute as its easily digestible and a natural weight gainer for infants
  • Besides these Navara is also believed to help with urinary issues in children, eye disorders, promotes RBC growth, stomach ulcers, bone strength and even as an aphrodisiac
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