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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science

Medicinal Properties of Njavara Rice (Oryza Sativa L.) cv.

( Vol-4,Issue-3,March - March 2018 )

Author(s): Reshmi.R, Nandini P.V

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Page No: 196-207
ijaems crossref doiDOI: 10.22161/ijaems.4.3.10


Njavara, Rice, Antioxidants, supplementation.


A study was conducted to find out the therapeutic value of medicinal rice (Oryza sativa L.) cv. Njavara. Njavara rice for the study was procured from Rice Research Station, Moncompu. For assessing the efficacy of Njavara on the blood sugar levels, a feeding trial for 3 months was conducted among five subjects who were diabetic and willing to participate but not on medication. Blood sugar levels were monitored during 0, 45 and 90th day of supplementation. The results revealed that for all subjects’ blood sugar levels decreased after supplementation study. Diphenyl picryl hydrazyl (DPPH) radical scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical scavenging activity, superoxide anion radical scavenging activity and Vitamin E level were also ascertained. The findings revealed that after the supplementation of Njavara, the DPPH scavenging activity, hydroxyl radical activity, superoxide anion-radical scavenging activity and vitamin E level of the blood samples of all the five subjects under study have increased.

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