Indian sea rice is known to many as a delicious and healthy drink. It has a positive effect on the digestive system, enhances immunity, and generally has a beneficial effect on the entire body. This rice grows rather slowly, and often you have to wait several months to get enough grains of it for treatment.
How to grow Indian rice yourself
Water is the first thing to look out for. Chlorinated from the tap, of course, will not work, it must be clean. The drink will turn out to be of better quality if it is prepared on the basis of artesian or spring water. You can take mineral water in cylinders or bottles, stand it for a while, and then boil and cool to room temperature.
In an ordinary glass jar with water, add some dried fruits that you can find at home: raisins, prunes, dried apricots. They are necessary for the "live" rice to be constantly fed. Then add a couple of tablespoons of Indian rice and a few tablespoons of sugar previously dissolved in water. Cover the top of the jar with gauze to keep out debris and insects.
The storage location should be warmer, but it is important to avoid direct sunlight. A wall cabinet is perfect, where it is dry, warm, and there is no dampness. The main thing is that this cabinet does not hang next to a stove, microwave oven or heating appliances.
After a few days, the sea rice begins to divide. The division rate depends on the departure. The water should be changed regularly, every 2-3 days. If Indian rice is left without water, it will just go bad right away. With diligent care, the mushroom can live for more than a year, as it constantly renews itself. With poor care, the infusion will begin to cloud and turn into mucus, in which case it is better to start new rice.
Already on the second day, the infusion must be drained through cheesecloth, carefully so as not to lose grains of rice. The "caught" sea rice needs to be washed well with cool water, which, like for sourdough, must be clean. The washed rice is again poured with boiled water into a jar with fresh dried fruits. The resulting drink can already be drunk, although its medicinal properties are not yet very strong. It will taste different from the subsequent ones, since the first infusion is not very pleasant. When growing a mushroom, seasonal characteristics should be taken into account, for example, in summer it infuses faster.
Storage and method of application
The finished infusion is stored in the refrigerator for several days. It should be taken as a medicine, twenty minutes before meals, three times a day. If taken in advance, then it is better absorbed and improves digestion.
Restrictions on use
Even such a healing and harmless drink has its own contraindications. It is not recommended to take this infusion for people with gastritis, with increased acidity of the stomach, as well as for patients with diabetes mellitus taking insulin. Individual intolerance to sea rice is possible.