- What other names is Brown Rice known by?
- What is Brown Rice?
- How does Brown Rice work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Brown Rice.
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...
- Upset stomach.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Psoriasis and other skin ailments.
- Other conditions.
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But, there isn't enough information to know whether brown rice in medicinal amounts is safe.
Special Precautions & 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.
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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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011