5 Top Benefits Of Methi Water (Fenugreek Water)

methi water benefits

Methi water also called as fenugreek water is one of the best and easy herbal decoctions that we can make at home. This simple decoction has amazing health benefits and medicinal uses and we use it extensively in our home. It is used for aiding weight loss and reducing high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. We also use it in hair and skin care too.

Last week, my uncle who is a diabetic patient shared his experience after drinking methi water. After being diagnosed as a diabetic, my uncle had started consuming methi water everyday morning immediately after he got up. Within a month of drinking methi water, when he went for his monthly sugar test, his sugar level had significantly dropped that even the doctor was surprised.

Now since all my relatives know that I am recording home remedies, they usually call me and share their experiences especially if they try out a new remedy or a herb. Though we don’t drink methi water regularly in our place, using methi water to treat various diseases is very common. It is used to treat variety of problems like diabetes, cough, acid reflux, etc.

What Is Methi Water?

Methi is the Hindi name for fenugreek and methi water is nothing but fenugreek seeds steeped in hot water. When we steep it in hot water, the water will turn yellow in color and all the essence of fenugreek seeds will be infused into the water. The water tastes slightly bitter but has wonderful benefits.

fenugreek water benefits

Methi Water Health Benefits:

1. Methi Water For Weight Loss:

Methi extract has been proven to inhibit fat accumulation and has been proven to have anti obesity properties. Methi seeds greatly reduces plasma triglyceride gain and you can read the study that supports this claim here. If you are planning to lose weight, try to include methi water weekly twice in your diet.

2. Methi Water For Hair:

According to me, fenugreek is one of the best ingredients for using on hair. I can say from personal experience that fenugreek is wonderful for hair as I have been using it for many years now. Next time you make methi water and if you have any left overs, use it for mixing hair packs. It will super condition the hair and prevent dandruff. You can also use it as a final hair rinse too.

3. Methi Water For Skin:

Methi water consumption is very good for treating acne prone skin. Methi water reduces skin inflammation and can be applied gently on acne prone skin to reduce inflammation. To use externally, make a concentrated methi water and apply the liquid with a sponge on the problem area. You can also add it to face packs too.

4. Methi Water For High Cholesterol:

Methi water is very effective in reducing high cholesterol levels. People suffering from high cholesterol levels will benefit consuming methi on a regular basis. If your cholesterol is particularly high, try consuming methi water for a few days regularly, it will greatly help.

5. Methi Water For Diabetes:

Methi water is very very good for reducing the blood sugar levels, especially if had in empty stomach. Try to have a cup of methi water daily for a few days if you are suffering from elevated blood sugar levels, it will greatly help bring down the blood sugar levels.

6. Methi Water For Ulcer:

Methi water has a soothing effect on the stomach and is especially good for people who are suffering from stomach ulcers. If you are suffering from stomach ulcer, steep methi in hot water overnight and drink the water in empty stomach for a few days.
fenugreek water for hair

Methi Water Side Effects:

Methi water usually does not cause any problems but diabetic patients should monitor their blood sugar levels closely as it drastically decreases the blood sugar levels and pregnant mothers should not consume fenugreek water as it is said to cause contractions. Very rarely fenugreek water causes stomach problems, if it does decrease the quantity of fenugreek seeds and gradually increase it over the days.

3 Top Ways To Make Methi Water?

  • We can make methi water in 3 ways. The first method is by boiling the methi seeds in water. For that, take 1/ 2 tsp of methi seeds and boil it in a cup of water and once the colour of the water changes, switch off and strain.
  • Simply soak a tsp of methi seeds in a cup of water overnight and drink that water.
  • Boil a cup of water and pour it over 1/2 tsp of methi seeds and let it steep for 2 hours and then strain.

benefits of fenugreek seeds soaked in water


  • Diabetic patients can choose any one of the three methods mentioned above, all will work well.
  • If you crush the seeds before soaking, the water will be very very bitter.
  • If you feel the water is very very bitter and find it very difficult to drink, add little bit of jaggery (not recommended for diabetic patients).
  • The left over methi seeds can be ground and used in hair packs.


methi seeds water benefits


  1. Anonymous
    September 18, 2015 / 9:59 am

    I have some organic fenugreek powder that I bought some time back. Can I use it to soak in water instead of the seeds? If yes, can you tell me how much powder and in how much water? Thank you so much. I'm pre-diabetic and I hope this would help. Do you also have any remedies to alleviate itching associated with psoriasis or how to get rid of psoriasis altogether?

  2. Anita Stella
    February 8, 2018 / 11:05 am

    hi my name is Stella,should i drink powdered or seeds of fenugreek tea to increase the breast size?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Drink fenugreek tea made out of the seeds, it will be less bitter than the one made with the powder….

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