5 Home Remedies For Excessive Thirst (Polydipsia)

4. Cumin and Chickenweed Leaves (Portulaca quadrifida)

home remedies for Polydipsia


  • Take some fresh chickenweed leaves.
  • Clean them properly using water.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of cumin and grind the leaves with it.
  • Eat this paste raw to get rid of excessive thirst.

How Does It Work?

Cumin: These tiny seeds have been used for multiple medicinal purposes since ancient times. It has anti-carcinogenic properties. They are well known for quenching thirst. Cumin seeds are enriched with copper, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, potassium, sodium, Carotene-ß, Lutein-zeaxanthin, and Crypto-xanthin-ß.

Chickenweed Leaves: These herbal leaves belong to the family Portulacaceae. They are a rich source of carbohydrates, alkaloids, and amino acids. It helps in quenching the thirst and maintaining the overall urinary health too.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You have bleeding disorders.
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • You have undergone surgery recently.
  • You are taking in large amounts.

3. Brown Sugar, Milk, Marsilea Quadrifolia (Water Clover)

remedies for polydipsia


  • Take some fresh water clover leaves (Marsilea Quadrifolia). Dry them in sunlight and powder it nicely.
  • Take 30 g of this powdered leaves and boil it with ½ liter of water for 10 minutes.
  • Filter the liquid and mix it with a little milk.
  • Add brown sugar to enhance the flavor.
  • Drink to treat excessive thirst problem.
  • Follow the remedy for a few days.

How Does It Work?

Water Clover: Scientifically known as Marsilea Quadrifolia, water clover belongs to the family Marsileaceae. These evergreen herbal leaves are a good source of proteins and beta-carotenes. Water clover leaves exhibit anti-diabetic properties. The plant is known to be effective in the treatment of diabetes symptoms, bronchitis, and bipolar disorder.

Milk: Cow’s milk is a rich source of electrolytes, calcium, carbohydrates, and proteins. Hence, they help in supplying the body the essential nutrients and hydration it needs.

Brown Sugar: It is 100% natural sucrose sugar. Unlike white sugar, the brown version does not contain harmful substances like formic acid, phosphoric acid, sulfur dioxide, surfactants, flocculants, viscosity modifiers or other bleaching agents. Just a tablespoon of brown sugar is enough to fortify the body with adequate potassium, carbohydrates, proteins, iron, calcium, folate, pantothenic acid, copper, selenium and other trace elements.

The Remedy Is Not Good, If:

  • You are deficient in vitamin B. Water clover is known to contain thiaminase, which is an enzyme that steals vitamin B from the body. However, in smaller proportions, it doesn’t do any bad. Also, note that cooking the leaves will eliminate the thiaminase.
  • You are already on medications for diabetes. Brown sugar might interrupt with the insulin levels.
  • You have cardiovascular problems and eczema. Avoid using brown sugar. Just take milk and water clover.