Fennel seed water is simply water infused with fennel seeds. Infusing can be done either by immersing the seeds in hot water or by steeping them overnight in cool water. The infused water has a light golden colour, smells fresh and clean, and the taste is not bad at all! In the beginning, I did find the taste weird but I got used to it quickly!Fun fact: Fennel seeds have a mild licorice flavor, so it leaves a sweet taste in your mouth. They’re a naturally potent breath freshener!In this article, you will learn how to make a large batch of fennel seed water so that you can sip it throughout the day. I found out about this kind of water a couple of months ago, but I only decided to write about it after I tested it out myself. It’s a time-tested, ancient herbal remedy that is prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for obesity.These seeds are tiny powerhouses of detoxifying and metabolism-boosting nutrients. They are rich in vitamins as well as minerals, as shown in the nutrition facts table later in the article.The scientific name for fennel is Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce.In Hindi, fennel is called saunf.This perennial herb belongs to the parsley family, which also includes anise, caraway, cumin, and dill.The seeds, flowers, leaves, and stems all contain nutritional and medical benefits and are used in cuisines around the world.Fennel Water Recipe for Weight Loss.Making fennel water is a simple task that doesn’t require any complicated procedures.Let’s get right into the recipe. In my experience, there are two types of preparation:Brewing the seeds in boiling water and allowing it to cool.Overnight steeping.
In a deep pan, bring the quart of water to a boil. You can boil the water in your kettle, too, and transfer it to a pot.When the water starts bubbling, toss in the fennel seeds and immediately switch off the heat.Cover the pot with a lid and allow tea to cool to room temperature.Once it cools, your fennel water is ready! All you have to do is to transfer it into your glass jar or bottle and drink throughout the day.If you want to make a larger batch, simply double the recipe. Store in the fridge if you don’t have time to make a fresh batch everyday.If possible, use distilled water.For extra aroma, roast the fennel seeds in a pan until they give off a sweet, toasted scent (about 20 seconds of toasting on a heated pan is needed).For beginners, consider starting out with a smaller dose of seeds by using half the amount in the recipe. Work your way up as you get used to it.Lately I have preferred this method. It nice to have the water ready in the morning, when I’m in a rush to head out the door. Also, it doesn’t involve applying heat, so the nutrients in the seeds are not destroyed. This method also requires fewer utensils so I have less washing up to do!Get a glass jar, add in 2 tablespoons of raw fennel seeds and fill with 1 quart or liter of distilled water.Cover with a lid or screwtop.At first the seeds will float on the top, but by morning they will be engorged with water and will have sunk to the bottom.As with all things, drinking fennel water should be done in moderation.Follow the recipe given and make one batch of 1 litre or 4 cups per day. Sip throughout the day. Take your weight loss on a day-by-day basis.If you are worried about any adverse symptoms, begin with one cup of fennel water per day and see how you react to it. You can the build up to 4 cups per day gradually.Always consult your health care practitioner.