Red yeast rice has been used for centuries in China as both food and medicine. It is made by fermenting a type of yeast called Monascus Purpureus over red rice. It contains several compounds collectively known as Monacolins, substances known to inhibit cholestrol synthesis, promote blood circulation and aid digestive problems.
Benefits of Hong Qu (Red Yeast Rice):
- Lower high cholesterol level
- Enhance blood circulation
- Strengthen internal organs
- Lower high blood pressure