Study reveals rice water good for hair

According to an abstract from Journal of Cosmetic Chemists (SCCJ), Volume 44, No. 1, 2010

We researched the histories of the hairstyles and hair care practices of Japanese women, and found a very close relationship between the two. For example, the court ladies of the Heian Period, whose beautiful long hair, called suberakashi, reached to the floor, were said to have combed their hair each day using Yu-Su-Ru (rinse water obtained from the washing of rice) . Rice is considered to be the most important food in the Japanese diet, and the historical fact that rice was used for hair care is very interesting. We therefore focused our attention on the Yu-Su-Ru hair care practice in the Heian Period, and examined its effects on hair. As a result, we found that Yu-Su-Ru exhibited hair care effects, such as reducing surface friction and increasing hair elasticity. However, when hair was treated with Yu-Su-Ru alone, flaking was observed on the hair surface, and the direct application of Yu-Su-Ru was considered difficult. Thus, Yu-Su-Ru extracts, which are highly effective in hair care and do not cause flaking were examined. The results showed that Yu-Su-Ru extracts had multiple functions for hair care at the same time. Thus, the new application of Yu-Su-Ru for hair care was discovered.

Some foods have been known for ages for their great properties and exceptional qualities. Thanks to mother nature that we are blessed with such good foods and they indeed can bring a whole lot of difference in our life.

The increasing use of processed foods, also a bad eating schedule, and the environment add so much to our poor health aspect. This may lead to early ageing among many youngsters and they often suffer from lack of adequate nutrients that their body actually need during those work hours. Instead of grasping those healthy foods we choose unhealthy processed food which further ruins our basic health and we end up complaining about symptoms like lack of sleep, increase stress levels and a very low immune system which makes us prone towards several disease.

What we need to do is to take some amount of time and raise a healthy food habit, avoiding those unnecessary calories we might end up with. We need to devote some time towards the basic health, have a little walk and eat the best to avoid such deficiency issues in our life.

We are blessed with some great foods which will cleanse our body system and improves our immune system for a healthy future. Let’s have a look at them:


With water as the main constituent, this citrus veggie will load you with a dose of Vitamin C. Known for its great qualities tomatoes are rich in fibres and antioxidants.


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It improves heart health, controls cholesterol, is rich in beta-carotene and has a good amount of Vitamin E and manganese. It even has anti-cancer properties. You can always add a raw tomato in your bag and take a bite of it whenever you feel like taking some snacks.



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If you love munching on carrots, then this is sure that you have some really good gum health. It’s often advised eating carrot as a raw food as it contains fibres which get eliminated while cooking. Studies have proved that it helps in preventing cardiovascular diseases. Carrot improves your vision as well.


Known as natural blood purifier beetroots have all the properties you can think of. MUNCH a beet in a day and you won’t ever regret doing so. They cleanse your liver as well.


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Squeeze a lemon into a glass and have it with water and this will alone cleanse every trace of infection from your body. Cures allergies, good digestion, prevents ageing, liver detoxifier, Vitamin C infuser and what not? Pheww!! The list just goes on and on with a lemon in my hand.


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Are you gonna eat ginger if i’ll say it’s a great veggie for your health? Obviously not, who on this earth would love to eat ginger? But you can look for other alternatives to include this in your diet as the super strong anti-inflammatory property of ginger will surely show some great results on your health.


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Tip: Blend a little piece of ginger into your favourite fresh juice and trust me you’ll get all its greatness without even actually tasting it.



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An eternal part of Indian cuisine contains Curcumin, a compound which provides turmeric great anti-inflammatory property and a natural wound healer. It works great for cleansing your liver and any sort of infection in your body. Mix a little with your boiled milk to get a good night’s sleep as it reduces stress levels as well.

Fenugreek Seeds:

Also known as methi daana in Indian cuisine, it is great for reducing that weight gain caused by bloating. It reduces water weight from your body and cleanses the entire system thoroughly.


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Soak it in water overnight and have the water after draining and you will get flat tummy within a week.



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Research says that salmon is efficient in cleaning your arteries and has many anti-inflammatory properties because of the presence of omega-3 fatty acids. Great source of Vitamin D, it reduces the risk of cancer and also builds child’s brain during pregnancy. It is also observed that intake of salmon makes you emotionally more stable.


Loaded with fibre cucumber has high water content and keeps you hydrated. Regulates cholesterol and helps in weight loss. Who can say no to a bowl of freshly chopped cucumber in a salad?



These are the few body cleansing food that you must add to your diet and don’t forget to workout for great health.

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