Navara rice has its origin in Kerala. It is an unpolished rice and is believed to be loaded with health benefits. Of late a few researches have established it as a variety of rice that has the potential to cure ailments. According to celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani, "It is a good weaning food for infants, especially those with low body weight. When cooked with milk and herbs it has antiseptic properties and helps in healing internal wounds."