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DIY Healing Water

Water is a vital element that holds more energy and power beyond simple hydration. Getting enough water every day is a cardinal rule for survival. It can also be used as a channel for healing the mind, body, and spirit by turning it into healing water.

Did you know water can be infused with energy and natural elements to enhance its therapeutic benefits? Traditional and folk medicines in some areas may also use water to impart intentions through rituals.

Preparing healing water for regular consumption is also as easy as using healing herbs, fruits or spices.

What Is Healing Water?

Science recognizes the role of water in improving overall health and well-being. It is often used as a cost-effective therapy to promote maximum healing.

The different methods of creating healing water may include:

Herbal water uses dried herbs and spices with therapeutic properties that target specific health problems.

Healing with intention is water created by speaking affirmations and prayers over it and letting it absorb the positive energy to be used for healing.

Moon water is made by leaving drinking water under the full moon or new moon overnight to absorb the lunar energy for emotional cleansing.

Sun water is purifying the water with the sun’s energy by leaving it under the sun for a few hours to increase vitality and energy.

Crystal-infused water comes from soaking a particular crystal that resonates with intention such as amethyst for calmness, etc.

Salt water is made by mixing sea salt or Himalayan salt for use in cleansing baths and soaks.

Alkaline water is a medical-grade water that is filtered and treated with minerals to increase its alkalinity.

Healing Herbal Water

Herbal water is one of the most effective healing waters prepared from a concoction of powerful herbs. Herbal-infused waters have specific health effects depending on the plants used. The most common herbs for infusion and their health benefits include:

Lavender: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) creates an aromatic tonic water that helps ease sleep problems and anxiety. Drinking lavender water infusion or bathing in lavender water can calm the nerves and increase the feel-good hormones to encourage deep relaxation.

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Basil: Basil leaves (Ocimum basilicum) are often used as a tea for relieving pain and digestive problems. Soaking its seeds overnight and drinking the resulting water is also beneficial for reducing oxidative stress. It can also reduce the body temperature and prevent heat stroke during hot summers.

Fennel: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is ideal for the treatment and prevention of gastrointestinal problems. It helps neutralize stomach acid to calm and prevent colic and acid reflux. Fennel seed water is also an excellent galactagogue which increases the milk supply in breastfeeding mothers.

Peppermint: Peppermint water (Mentha piperita) is refreshing and best used against nausea and headache. It may also reduce bloating, dyspepsia, flatulence and other digestive issues. If you have a bad hangover, take a glass of peppermint-infused water to relieve the discomfort, boost your energy and maintain the electrolyte balance.

Sage: Sage water supports women’s reproductive health. Sage (Salvia officinalis) is essentially beneficial against menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. It is also an adrenal tonic that can calm the nerves to reduce spasms, nervousness and seasickness.

Rosemary: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is also a powerful herb that helps calm nervous tension and induce relaxation. Fresh or dried rosemary can be infused in water and used to soothe anxiety and fatigue. Its refreshing water may improve concentration and memory, and reduce hyperactivity in individuals with ADHD.

Fenugreek: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenumgraecum) can alleviate digestive problems and may help greatly in controlling the blood sugar level. Soaked fenugreek seeds are also good against cholesterol and for boosting the immune system. Fenugreek water may aid in weight loss by suppressing the appetite and preventing fat accumulation.

Ginger: Ginger (Zingiber officinale) or zingiber water is one of the best healing waters you can take for practically any health problem. Regular intake of ginger water can curb appetite to aid in weight loss. It can cure respiratory and digestive problems, regulate the heartbeat and relieve inflammation. If you want to improve your overall health and address mild health concerns, ginger water is a go-to healing water to take.

Cinnamon: Taking cinnamon on an empty stomach can bring various health benefits. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) is rich in antioxidants that may prevent aging and cleanse the body from free radicals. Cinnamon water is also great for improving digestion and supporting the immune system. It may also be effective in promoting healthy skin and enhancing the complexion.

Hibiscus: The ruby-colored hibiscus water is pleasing to the eyes. It is also a haven of therapeutic properties that help in maintaining blood pressure and sugar levels. Hibiscus or roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a tonic for the kidney and may dispel infections in the urinary tract. It also alleviates menstrual disorders, particularly heavy menstrual bleeding.

DIY Digestive Healing Water

Herbal healing waters are easy to make. You can prepare different kinds of them using various herbs and reach for these healing waters if you need to supercharge yourself.

Of course, drinking plain and real water should never be replaced by any healing water. You can only use healing water as a supportive beverage to increase hydration and alleviate a particular discomfort.

Remember that herbs, although natural, also contain volatile compounds that need to be taken in moderation to prevent harmful side effects.

Here is a refreshing recipe you will surely love that is also super useful for digestive complaints.  It may also aid in weight loss when consumed as a part of a healthy and balanced diet. This healing water is also great for lactating mothers to increase their breast milk supply.

Fennel and fenugreek are generally safe even for children as long as it is taken in moderation.  Do not consume this healing water in large amounts and for a long period.

Both fennel and fenugreek contain estrogenic compounds which may lead to hormonal imbalance when used excessively. Thus, it is not safe for use during pregnancy because it may trigger uterine contraction.

Discontinue using if you notice unusual side effects or allergic reactions. Fenugreek may also cause allergic reactions in people with peanut allergies.

DIY Healing Water- ingedients
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 cups warm water
  1. Put the fennel and fenugreek in a glass or pitcher. I used an infuser for this recipe to make it easier to strain while still letting the seeds become fully submerged in water.
  2. Add warm water and allow the seeds to soak overnight.
  3. Strain and pour into cups the following morning.DIY Healing Water- finished healing water

How to Use

Start slowly by drinking 1 to 2 glasses of this digestive healing water daily on an empty stomach. You can gradually increase it by one more glass every day but do not exceed 5 glasses.

You may prepare the healing water in bulk if you like. Keep the infusion in the refrigerator and consume within three days to a week.

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This article came at the right time! I absolutely needed this and I will be starting today.

Oh jeez, the Healing Water part is just goofy. I used to follow a man on IG, and bought all of his books. He started promoting goofy things and I stopped following and buying. I also stopped recommending his books and social media to people I know. This sort of thing is really off-putting. I am not wishing I hadn’t spent money on your books. I can’t trust your advice now. Jeez.

I think it’s that first bit about chanting positive affirmations and leaving it moonlight that’s put you – and I – off! But once I got into the herbal infusions bit I felt like it was back in the realms of the previous info/recipes and I was back on board… But I confess I got a bit worried there for a minute with all the hocus pocus hippy dippy stuff!!

You should review Masaru Emoto’s water experiments showing the difference in crystal formations of the water when using both positive words and negative words at the water. Fascinating microscopic results.


I love this book. Got it years ago, shared it with friends,but never let it go. I still pull it out to help when things get crazy. Helps in the same way meditation or a warm bath does. Linda, MTI

I believe in stating my intentions and affirmations primarily because I get results. A new idea has been presented, consider it before rejecting it.

Does rose of Sharon have the same healing properties as hibiscus?

This is a fantastic article! Thank you for posting all of the different ways to boost water’s healing properties. And thank you for being so thorough and open minded!

I’d like to know more on crystal-infused water if you could write an article on that? Thanks!

Water — hmmmm. I had been drinking most exclusively juices thinking this would satisfy my body’s need for water. After many days, I became very weak. I’m a die hard gardener and could barely crawl into the yard. A dear friend gathered me up and took me to the doctor who then required I get a complete blood count done which showed I was dehydrated — IMAGINE THAT! I immediately put the juice away and increased my water intake. In less than 24 hours, my physical strength was returning. I wasn’t sick, I was thirsty! By the way, there is a book called You’re Not Sick, Your Thirsty written by F. Batmanghelidj MD. I encourage you to check it out. I’m a retired massage therapist and had always encouraged my clients to increase their water intake (obviously ignoring my own advice most recently). One of my clients experienced debilitating viral illness during the winter months. She told me how she HATED water but would try to increase her intake. Guess what — the next winter season she had NO illness.

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