Rice water

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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.[1] It is especially effective in the treatment of diarrhea such as that arising in cholera or gastroenteritis.[2][3]

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  1. ^ John Milner Fothergill, Food for the Invalid: The Convalescent, the Dyspeptic, and the Gouty
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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, PMID 1531430