Poongar rice also called as ‘Poongar arisi’ is one of traditional rice variety of Chennai (Tamilnadu),which uses natural farming methods (no use of any harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides). It is flood tolerant and require less water. This variety is very similar to Mappilai samba. It is also called as ‘women’s rice’, as it cures most of women’s hormonal issues. It is especially beneficial to pregnant women’s and lactating mothers.