Fennel Seeds Water for Weight Loss – Benefits and Recipes

One of the most popularly used spice and an after- meal refreshment, fennel seeds (also known as Saunf in Hindi) are widely used in Indian cuisines. Fennel seeds have a fresh licorice- like flavor which is used as a mouth freshener and Saunf water as a digestion aid.

Many of you might not know this but fennel seeds are quite useful in weight loss as well, especially when taken in the form of water. Further down I will tell you the facts of how fennel seeds water helps in reducing weight and how to make fennel water to lose those extra pounds.

Fennel seed Water for weight loss

How Fennel Seeds helps in Weight Loss

Fennel seeds contain a number of properties which are useful in losing weight. Some of them are:

Reduces hunger

You feel hungry when your stomach faces spasms and you tend to eat more. Consuming fennel seeds water produces an anti- spasmodic effect in your digestive system which retains the feeling of hunger and reduces your appetite, which ultimately helps in fat loss.

Detoxifying properties

As I mentioned above, fennel water contain antioxidant properties which help in detoxifying the whole body. Release of toxins from the body help in reducing fat, cleansing of the organs and accelerates your weight loss process.

Boosts metabolism

Fennel seeds help in boosting our metabolic rate which helps in burning the extra fat from your body. The calories and fat are used as energy which help in burning them and ultimately reduce weight.

Increases Melatonin levels

It is said that one of the important factors in a healthy weight loss is proper sleep. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours to relax your body entirely and gain the energy needed for the day.

Proper sleeping is induced through melatonin levels in your brain, and consuming fennel seeds can result in an increase in melatonin levels. Fennel water will help you sleep well and maintain a healthy weight.

Blood purification

Consuming fennel water can help in removing remnants of uric acid in the blood and also acts on the stomach acids to reduce it. Fennel seeds ultimately burns the additional fat around the liver and stomach. So drinking fennel water helps to lose weight and get rid of belly fat.

Fennel seeds also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which make this, water a useful herbal remedy and used for treating a number of health problems with weight loss.

How to Make Fennel Seeds Water

There are a number of ways in which fennel seeds can be infused with water also called ‘Saunf ka pani’ in order to lose weight.

Fennel Water with Steeping Method

This is the easiest way through which you can consume fennel seed water for weight loss. Steeping method is also beneficial for those who have less time but want to stick to the schedule.

You will need: 1 liter water, 2 tablespoons fennel seeds and a glass jar.


Pour 1 liter of water in a glass jar and add the fennel seeds to it.

Cover the jar with a lid and let it steep till morning. In Morning Your fennel water is ready to use.

You just need to prepare this mixture at night and you are good to go in the morning without wasting any time. The fennel seeds soak in water and swell, and thus settle at the bottom of the jar.

Make this Fennel water More Effective for by adding other weight loss ingredients/herbs like cumin, Curry leaves, honey etc.

Fennel seeds Water with boiling method

Also Called Fennel seeds tea, It’s also easy to make.

You will need: 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, 500 ml water and a pan.


  1. Pour the water in a pan and Boil it to a temperature when the water starts boiling.
  2. Add the fennel seeds at this point and turn off the flame.
  3. Pour this hot mixture into a container and cover it with a lid. Let it cool.
  4. Once the mixture has cooled down, pour it in a glass and drink it.

You can either prepare fresh fennel seeds tea every day or you can make it in a huge quantity and store it to drink every day.

Both Methods works nicely for weight loss, select with your own convince.

Fennel Seeds Tea

Eating Raw Fennel Seeds

In many parts of India, many people have a habit or practice eating Saunf after dinner or lunch or any meal. You might have observed that mostly restaurants serve ‘Mishri Saunf’ after meals.  Along with treating bad breath and mouth odor, saunf improves digestion and removes gas problems.

It also consists of dietary fiber which helps in keeping you full. Chewing on saunf after your main meals is highly advised but should be consumed in appropriate amount.

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Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea – Famous & Effective

We have discussed the health benefits of cumin and coriander and how they efficiently help in weight loss. Cumin improves digestion and reduces bad cholesterol levels, which makes it an effective weight loss ingredient.

Coriander also improves digestion and cures respiratory and nervous system disorders. Now, if we combine cumin, coriander and fennel together, the combination works efficiently in losing weight. Don’t know how to make this tea? Follow the steps below to prepare it right away.

Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea

You will need: 1 tablespoon dried fennel seeds, 1 tablespoon coriander seeds, 1 tablespoon and 4 cups of water, ginger (optional), cinnamon (optional), honey (optional).


  1. Dry roast each ingredient in a pan until it releases a pleasant aroma and turns golden brown.
  2. Add all the seeds in a grinder and grind them till it forms a fine powder.
  3. Now, add water to a pan and mix one tablespoon of the prepared powder in it. Bring it to boil.
  4. It will take around 5 mins to be ready and add cinnamon, ginger and honey to improve taste and gain their weight loss benefits as well (which are optional, but I suggest to add).
  5. Strain the mixture and drink it.

You can make this mixture fresh every day or prepare large batches and store it to save time.

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Ajwain Saunf Water Recipe

Ajwain is another ingredient helpful in losing weight and if combined with fennel, it can do wonders. Also known as carom seeds, this ingredient are helpful in improving digestion and reduce bloating, which causes extra weight gain.

It is also helpful in improving the rate of metabolism and reducing fat. Let us now learn how to prepare Ajwain Saunf water for weight loss.

You will need: 250 ml water, 1 tbsp fennel seeds and 1 tbsp ajwain.


  1. Pour water into a pan and add the fennel seeds and carom seeds. Bring it to boil.
  2. Turn off the flame when the mixture starts bubbling. It will take around 5 minutes to boil.
  3. Let it cool for a minute.
  4. Strain the mixture.
  5. The water is ready to be consumed.

Cinnamon Fennel Seeds Drink – Fat Burner

Another alternative to gain the weight loss benefits of fennel seeds is through cinnamon fennel seeds drink. Cinnamon (daalchini) is used as another weight loss ingredient which burns fat and is actively taken to lose the extra pounds. To prepare this cinnamon fennel seeds drink, follow the steps given below.

You will need: 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, 200 ml water, tea leaves (optional), honey (optional).


  1. Grind the fennel seeds in a blender to form a fine powder.
  2. Pour water into a pan and add the fennel powder and cinnamon. Bring it to boil.
  3. Turn off the flame when the mixture starts bubbling. You can add the tea leaves at this point if you want to enhance its taste (optional).
  4. Let it cool for a minute.
  5. Strain the mixture and add honey (optional).
  6. The tea is ready to be consumed.

You can also enjoy above drinks alternately, like drink 3 days Saunf water, 3 days Cumin coriander fennel tea, 3 days Ajwain fennel seeds tea etc, so you can enjoy maximum benefits of all fennel seed drinks with different herbs.

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Fennel Seeds water Side Effects and Limitations

It is recommended that you drink only 1 liter of the prepared fennel seeds water throughout the day as fennel seeds can cause some complications as well. If you are opting for fennel tea, then make sure to not have more than 2 to 3 cups per day.

  • Over consumption of fennel seeds can cause allergic reactions which might be unknown to you. Those who are allergic to Saunf can develop rashes, swelling or can face breathing problems.
  • Use of fennel seeds is strictly prohibited to pregnant women. It can cause menstruation and can develop premature breasts in girls.
  • Some practitioners also suggest to not using fennel water while on antibiotics. If you feel the need to consume fennel while on antibiotics, then make sure that you do not consume it 2 hours before and after your medication time.

In my opinion you should not drink fennel water more than 15 days, for weight loss always change these detox drinks in every 15 days otherwise our body gets used to it and specific drink no longer effects.  Here are few options like Jeera Water, Fenugreek Water, Ginger tea, Coriander leaves juice.

Fennel Seeds Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon of fennel seeds consists of:

  • Calories: 19.8
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Fat: 0.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2.3 g

  • Sodium: 5.1 mg
  • Potassium: 98.3 mg
  • Calcium: 69.4 mg
  • Iron: 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.8 IU

Note:  here  1g carbs= 4 Calories,  1g Protein= 4 Calories, 1g Fat= 9 Calories. And *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More Fennel Seeds Health Benefits

Apart from reducing weight, fennel seeds promote a number of health benefits which are quite praiseworthy. Read through to know more.

Digestive properties

Fennel seeds are used since a few decades as an ailment for digestion. You must have seen your elders chewing on a few fennel seeds after a meal. The reason being, fennel seeds have carminative properties which aid in digestion and soothe the digestive tract. It helps in getting rid of bloating, gas, constipation and makes your digestive system healthy.

Gets rid of foul breath

As I discussed above, Saunf is also used as a mouth freshener. It contains antimicrobial properties which help in fighting the germs and releases bad breath. Fennel seeds also help in maintaining oral health with its anti- inflammatory and anti- bacterial properties which is used in treating sore gums.

Fights cancer

Fennel seeds contain an important element known as anethole, which is an anti- inflammatory phytonutrient and it produces anti- cancer effects. It helps in stopping the spread of breast cancer cells and also effectively fights colon cancer.

Diuretic properties

The diuretic properties of fennel seeds water helps in perspiration and remove the excess fluids from the body, helping in relieving from water retention. It makes the urinary tract healthy and releases the toxins from the body.

Prevents menstrual problems

Fennel seeds are a boon for the ladies because they not only help in fat loss but also have emmenagogue properties which regulate the menstrual flow. The phytoestrogens present in the seeds also relieve you of pain and premenstrual syndrome.

So in conclusion, fennel seeds water are quite beneficial for weight loss and other health benefits, but it is necessary to seek your medicinal practitioner if you see any problem.

NOTE - Friends, I am not dietitian or Doctor, I write information here on the basis of my own 25 kilo weight loss experience and sometimes from online research. Please take doctor advice before applying any tip, as each and every human body is different.

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