In ancient times, when people lived in the forest, they noticed a rice variety eaten by elephants commonly. The curiosity and health benefits made humans start cultivating it. It was the first rice variety cultivated by man. It grows to a height that can even hide wild elephants. So it is called as Kattu yanam.
This is the best rice for “diabetics” due to the Glycemic index. It prevents many diseases like arthritis and also provides better eye vision and good hair growth. Pregnant ladies can take this rice to improve their pelvic bone strength.