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Rice water


Rice water has been used for thousands of years in Asian cultures. Rice water contains amino acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, essential minerals and antioxidants.


Benefits:

Skin: rice contains the antioxidant ferulic acid, as well as an organic compound called allantoin which helps soothe and heal the skin. This helps dry skin, large pores and eczema. To use on skin, place a small amount of rice water on a cotton ball and gently smooth over your face and neck as a toner. To clean with it, massage it into your skin. Rinse if desired.


Lungs: rice water is so healing for the Lungs. Use alongside a Lung formula to heal efficiency from viral infections. It also helps replenish the lost nutrients during illness and speeds the recovery process.


Digestion: the nutrients in rice water help relieve constipation while providing the Spleen and Stomach with quick and usable energy.


Spleen energy (Qi): rice water can help the energy of the Spleen and Stomach to increase the strength of digestion, and help symptoms like fatigue, loose stool, bloating, poor circulation.


Hair: studies have found that inositol, an ingredient found in rice water, is able to penetrate damaged hair and repair it from the inside out. It even protects hair from future damage. You can use the same rice water topically. It's easiest put in a squeeze bottle if you want to use it on your hair, use it after shampoo and conditioning. Rice water can detangle, smooth, shine and strengthen hair.


To make, use 1 cup of rice to 8-10 cups of water. Rinse rice. Then boil water and rice gently until the rice kernels open up and boil a bit after that. Usually about 30-45 minutes. Strain out rice and you can eat that or use it later. You can drink/use rice water daily.

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