May 4, 2016

Brown Rice

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What other names is Brown Rice known by?

Arroz Integral, Genmai, Oryza sativa, Riz Asiatique, Riz Brun, Riz Cargo, Riz Complet, Riz Intégral.

What is Brown Rice?

Brown rice is "unpolished" white rice. Brown rice retains unsaturated fatty acids, protein, minerals, vitamins, and starch that are usually removed during polishing. It is eaten as food and taken as medicine.

Brown rice is used for diarrhea, upset stomach and other stomach problems, fluid retention, intestinal worms, yellowed skin (jaundice), thiamine deficiency (beriberi), burns, nosebleed, fever, vomiting blood, swelling (inflammation), paralysis, hemorrhoids, and psoriasis and other skin ailments. It is also used as an appetite stimulant, drying agent (astringent), soothing agent (demulcent), and tonic.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Diarrhea.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Nausea.
  • Jaundice.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Paralysis.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Psoriasis and other skin ailments.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of brown rice for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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