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Scientific name of Paddy: Oryza sativa Linn

Name of Paddy in different languages:-

English: Asian rice

Sanskrit: Shashtika, Vreehi, Sali

Hindi: Dhan, Chaval

Tamil: நெல்-Nel

Malayalam: Nellu, Njavara

Plant description of Paddy:

It is an annual grass, grow in the wetland area, in a clump of upright stems grow on fibrous hair roots, up to 1 m or more tall, leaves are long, leaf blades are flat, sharp apex, grow about 35 cm. long. The flowers born on broad, branched clusters, oblong spike lets, contain a single kernel of grain are forming dense clusters. It is enveloped in husks that contain rice.

Useful plant parts:

Rice, Seed, Root

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Long Margin-Entire Venation-parallel
 long  Margin_Entire  Venation-Parallel


Njavara or Navara Nellu

Medicinal uses:

burning sensation, colonopathy, bilious fever, diabetes, pitta disorders, pneumonia, diarrhea etc.

Chemical contents:

cooling, diuretic, febrifuge

it is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:


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