Navara is considered to be a medicinal rice. It increases one’s immunity and is especially consumed during the monsoon season. It has been mentioned in multiple Ayurvedic scripts for treatment of many diseases.
Navara rice can be cooked with milk and herbs to treat internal wounds. Navara rice is good for underweight children. Navara rice is recommended for pregnant women.
Navara is a sastika rice variety of Kerala.Navara is used as a nutritional rice and health food. Even though Navara has been recognised for its medicinal values from very olden times cultivation of this rice variety in pure form 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.