Rice water is the suspension of starch obtained by draining boiled rice or by boiling rice until it completely dissolves into the water. It may be used as a weak gruel for invalids. It is especially effective in the treatment of diarrhea such as that arising in cholera or gastroenteritis.
Rice water is a milky liquid which is left after washing rice. It has been used traditionally in the treatment of skin and hair. Rice water has vitamin B, C, E, and minerals, which help in tightening skin and shrinkage of open pores on face. It also promotes skin cell growth, stimulates blood flow, and slows down the aging process.
- John Milner Fothergill, Food for the Invalid: The Convalescent, the Dyspeptic, and the Gouty
- HB Wong (11 July 1981), "Rice water in treatment of infantile gastroenteritis", The Lancet, 318 (8237): 102–3, doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(81)90462-1, PMID 6113434
- Gore SM, Fontaine O, Pierce NF (1992), "Impact of rice based oral rehydration solution on stool output and duration of diarrhoea: meta analysis of 13 clinical trials", British Medical Journal, 304: 287–291, doi:10.1136/bmj.304.6822.287, PMC 1881081
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