The ancient Chinese treatment with the water in which rice was cooked can give you healthy body, healthy skin, shiny hair and more energy.

If you have never heard of this ancient Chinese medicine, now is the right time to find out which health and cosmetic advantages you have, if you use the water from the rice.

1. Keeps your skin perfect

Rice is rich in vitamins from the B group which can boost the blood flow in your skin, slow down the aging process and promote cellular growth. Over time, dirt and debris can clog the pores and tighten your skin, which will definitely harm your appearance.

Luckily, the rice water has cleansing, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which will clean your pores and make your skin look flawless and shiny.

The liquid will also delay the aging process of your skin and prevent age spots, and all you need to do is to soak a cotton pad in it and dab it on your skin.

This makes the rice water a great natural facial toner and cleanser, as well as a nice treatment for acne, eczema and sunburns.

2. Improves the quality of your hair

Give your hair a rice water rinse after shampooing in order to boost its volume and quality as well. The liquid will fill up all the cracks in the hair and strengthen the shafts which will keep your hair shiny and looking great.

3. Treats any skin condition

Thanks to the anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, rice water is ideal for the treatment of any kind of skin disorder. According to one study, people suffering from chronic dermatitis can improve their symptoms after taking a 15-20-minute bath in rice water.

4. Great for your overall health

Besides it’s beauty uses, rice water can also improve your overall health if you consume it. It contains a lot of carbs which can boost your energy levels and contains 8 essential amino acids which can regenerate muscles and tissues.

Besides this, rice water can also help you against various digestive problems, fever and eczema. According to one study, the liquid was more beneficial than an electrolyte solution in infants with acute diarrhea.

Here’s how to prepare rice water:

Today, this recipe is quite popular, and people become more aware of its benefits. All you need is some water and rice.


You probably think that rice-water is the water you wash your rice in, but you may want to think again. That water is nothing like the “real” rice-water. The “real” rice-water is actually the water you cook the rice in.

But, be careful, you should add more water than you usually do when you cook rice, and you should use the water in which the rice has released its healthy nutrients. You can either drink it while it is warm or use it to rinse your hair or face once it cools.