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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2018)

Rice nutritional and medicinal properties: A review article

Author(s): Prabha R Chaudhari, Nishesh Tamrakar, Laxmi Singh, Ambika Tandon and Deepak Sharma
Abstract: Rice is most common cereal, serving as a stable food for approximately half of the global population. Over 2 billion people in Asia alone derive 80% of their energy needs from rice, which contains 80% carbohydrates, 7–8% protein, 3% fat, and 3% fibre. Drug molecule from food always been preferred. Natural molecule may have better physiological compatibility with lesser or no toxic effect. Several researches are going on different varieties of rice around the globe, number of publications from several countries showed the potent effect of different varieties of rice against diabetes, hyperlipidemia, cancer, inflammation etc. Rice possesses lesser antioxidant potency or has less antioxidant molecule compared with other cereals. Therefore, rice is a good candidate for natural sources of antioxidants and other medicinal properties and may hold the potential for the development of rice based functional foods, drugs, food preservative, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products
Pages: 150-156  |  1065 Views  65 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Prabha R Chaudhari, Nishesh Tamrakar, Laxmi Singh, Ambika Tandon, Deepak Sharma. Rice nutritional and medicinal properties: A review article. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(2):150-156.
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