Brown Rice

18/Description

About

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.

How it works

It is not known how brown rice might work for medical conditions. Developing research suggests brown rice might help prevent some of the heart-related complications of diabetes. There is also some evidence that it might keep some kinds of cancer cells from multiplying.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Diarrhea
Upset stomach
Nausea
Jaundice
Swelling (inflammation)
Paralysis
Hemorrhoids
Psoriasis and other skin ailments
Other conditions

Concerns

Brown rice is safe for most people when consumed in amounts commonly found in foods.But, there isn't enough information to know whether brown rice in medicinal amounts is safe.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Brown rice is safe in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine.Dosing considerations for Brown Rice.

Interactions

No information available.

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