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Harvest of Njavara, the medicinal paddy

Navara or Njavara is a kind of rice noted for its medicinal properties. This rice variety is grown in large scale in the district of Palakkad (Palghat) in Kerala.  The medicinal properties of Navara rectify basic illnesses affecting the respiratory and digestive systems.

It is inevitable for the rejuvenation therapy of Panchakarma in Ayurveda. Organic farming is ideal for Navara for best results.  The video shows the harvest of Navara plants at Karukamanikalam near Peruvamba, in Palakkad, Kerala. Peruvamba is famous for mridangam making.

Panchakarma has now become a main component of tour and travel to Kerala, the south-western state in India. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine is now recognized the world over as an effective alternative medicine with no side effects.  Kerala, God’s Own Country, is a place where this herbal medicinal system is practiced in all its traditional purity.