Properties of rye water

Properties of rye water

How to cook the grain of rye?

Mucilage or water decoction of rye

Ingredients– 50 or 60 g of rye

– 1 liter of water


– Boil 50-60g of rye grain in 1 liter of water.

– Cook over medium heat until the liquid has reduced by half (50% cooking).


– Take 25-50cc each time. Up to 3 times daily.

Rye water composition

This decoction is rich in mucilage, starch, vitamin B and minerals such as iodine, iron, zinc and potassium.

Water properties of rye

Rye water properties

Rye nutrients give it the following properties:

– Antidiarrheal: rye decoction is recommended for people with decomposition because it has emollient and laxative properties.

– Demulcent: Rye water is a softener that protects the skin or mucous membranes inside of organs.

– Antigastritic: thanks to its demulcent effect, rye water may help soothe stomach affectations such as gastritis and stomach pain.

– Antipyretic: rye decoction is indicated to treat fever.

– Emollient: starches and fiber mucilage have emollient properties, that’s to say, they reduce inflammation and soften the tissue and mucus membrane inside the body. In this sense, rye water is indicated for bronchial processes and cough.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

17 May, 2021

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