Charaka Samhita, which is the oldest text on Ayurvedic medicine mentions the curative properties of Raktashali Red Rice. It is known to help produce blood cells and considered to be very goodfor women who are anaemic. Raktashali has high levels of VitaminB5 which help in the production of red blood cells. Therefore, it is good for women and also persons undergoing various high-stress illnesses and treatments.
Raktashali Red rice is a rare variety widely used for medicinal purpose in the country and it is nearly extinct. The rice with red husk and grain is acclaimed from Vedic times as a medicinal rice variety. The grain is said to be good in treating ‘Tridoshas’ (the three humours, namely Vata, Pita and Kapha). It helps to maintain equilibrium in the body.
Rakthashali is known as one of the rarest and most precious varieties of rice in the red rice family. This traditional rice variety is good for making kanji or rice porridge and payasam. In some places, the steamed rice is served with curries. Rakthashali Rice can be consumed by all ages, especially the aged, the ailing, and the young.
Benefits of Rakthashali Red Rice:
Rakthashali Rice helps to produce blood cells and contributesa stronger immune system.
Experts recommend Rakthashali Rice for women who areanaemic. The traditional rice variety helps to stabilise orretain blood count in the body.
Each grain is dense with nutrients and vitamins required for astrong and sound body.
It aids metabolism and helps in weight loss. Hence people ondiet or plan to shed extra pounds, may prefer RakthashaliRice.
The nutritional part of the rice helps to build stamina andboost immunity.
Studies have proven that certain elements in the RakthashaliRice reduce the risk of Cancer, Anaemia and Diabetes.
It helps in relieving constipation without medication andkeeps your skin looking glistening clean with its nutritioncontents.How to cook
- Wash the rice in a pan three times and soak the rice in water for one hour.
- Drain the soaked rice and transfer it to a pressure cooker.
- Add 1 part rice to 2 parts water and place this in a pressure cooker
- Cook the rice on a high flame for one whistle.
- Lower the flame and cook for three more whistles.
- Allow the pressure to release naturally