The ancient Chinese treatment of rice water has numerous health benefits as well as several beauty benefits. More energy, healthier skin and shiny hair are just some of the benefits that you will gain from this old Chinese recipe that is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world. The best part about this recipe is that it only requires two ingredients, water and rice!
If you have never heard of this ancient Chinese treatment, now is the right time to find out which health and cosmetic benefits it has to offer:
- Provides energy
- Successfully prevents gastroenteritis
- Excellent in preventing cancer
- Regulates body temperature
- Prevents and cures constipation
- Helps regulate high blood pressure
- If you wash your face with rice-water, your skin will be softer
- It is an excellent tonic replacement
- Assists in the closed pores on face
- If you wash your hair with rice-water you will make it shinier and healthier.
Method of preparation:
Maybe you have already heard that the water in which you washed the rice is rice-water, but that is not true. This water does offer some health benefits, because the rice did soak and rinse in the water, giving off some of the health benefits, but the proper rice water recipe differs.
The original rice-water is obtained by boiling water with rice in it. The heat allows for more nutrients and minerals to be absorbed into the water and provide more heath benefits than the water the rice was rinsed or soaked in.
It is recommended to put more water when preparing rice-water than you usually put when cooking rice.
You can do several different things with the rice water to get the full benefits of it. First, you can drink the warm water as a warm beverage, much like tea. Otherwise you can let the water cool and consume it as a refreshing beverage. Also, once the water is cooled it can be used for washing, either your skin or hair.
This is one of the easiest ancient Chinese recipes, but still yields several great health benefits. Next time you decide to make rice, make sure you save the water and improve your health with it!