Why is CCF Tea called Ayurveda’s Miracle Tea?
CCF tea is a warm nourishing tea made with a trifecta of herbs: cumin, coriander, and fennel. These three herbs aid digestion and are known to be beneficial to all three doshas. This tea can help to sooth and calm the digestive system, encouraging proper digestion and help the body to fight off symptoms from the seasonal changes. The whole seeds are boiled and them steeped to create a sweet and savory tea. (Recipe below)
What are the 3 dosha types in Ayurveda?
Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India, has delineated three categories of fundamental regulatory principles of the body, mind, and behavior. These three categories, called doshas, are named Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. You can read more about this here. The CCF Tea is a perfect digestive regulator and balances all doshas. Coriander removes excess and motivates (balances kapha), while also cleansing and cooling (balances pitta).
Does CCF tea help lose weight?
One of the significant benefits of this tea is that it keeps your digestion in check. When digestive ailments are taken care of, fat and other toxins are also eliminated and the problem of weight gain can be taken care of. It speeds up metabolism, and ultimately, fat burning in the body.
What does CCF tea do for you?
A combination of three classic culinary spices—cumin, coriander, and fennel—this tea aids in the absorption of nutrients and stimulates the lymphatic system. CCF tea is a digestive (deepan), it burns toxins (Ama pachan), is a mild diuretic, anti-flatulent (gas relieving), decongestant, anti-oxidant, anti- inflammatory, antacid, and antispasmodic. It has been shown to be effective in reducing sinus congestion, controlling acid indigestion, and soothing IBS symptoms, calming the mind, and improving elimination.
It is called 'Ayurveda’s Miracle Tea' for the tremendous benefits of the concoction. Let’s look at the benefits of each of these herbs to further understand the magic of this tea.
Benefits of Cumin
- Stimulates agni (digestive fire)
- Decreases gas
- Helps with indigestion
- Flushes out ama (toxic waste)
- Relieves congestion
- Contains antioxidants and iron
- Soothes inflamed mucous membranes
- Improves elimination
Benefits of Coriander
- Improves digestion
- Relieves gas
- Helps with many pitta disorders, especially urinary or digestive
- Increases digestion and absorption
- Treats intestinal disorders
- Aids indigestion
- Calms muscle spasms
- Reduces inflammation—even shown to help with rheumatoid arthritis
Benefits of Fennel
- One of the best herbs for strengthening agni without aggravating pitta
- Stops cramping
- Increases mental alertness
- Promotes breast milk flow
- Helps with IBS
- Relaxes the digestive tract
- Alleviates gas and indigestion
- Increases the burning of fat
- Moves lymph
How to Make CCF Tea?
This balanced and flavorful digestive tea is made from equal proportions by volume of the seeds of Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel. It has many subtleties of taste combining sweet, pungent, bitter and astringent flavors which are directly balancing to all the doshas and especially the arising pitta and congestive Kapha during Springtime.
1 tsp. Cumin seeds
1 tsp. Coriander seeds
1 tsp. Fennel seeds
3-4 cups of water
First, boil the seeds for 10 minutes. Then, let steep for another 15 minutes. Finally, strain out the seeds and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Enjoy CCF tea hot, warm or at room temp.
When to drink CCF tea?
You can drink cumin, coriander, and fennel (CCF) tea between meals. We recommended drinking ½ of a cup to 1 cup of tea before meals to increase appetite and aid digestion. You can also enjoy this same amount of tea after meals to aid digestion, absorption and assimilation.
A lot of people like to add a squeeze of lemon juice for taste and for added cleansing effect.
One Life Hack we Love
Add half a cup of cumin, half a cup of coriander, and half a cup of fennel to a glass jar and shake well to mix. Each morning, simply add 1 ½ teaspoons of the blend to the hot water.
This tea should be consumed hot. Cold creates constriction, while heat opens up the blood vessels. The ultimate goal is to increase blood circulation in the digestive system, so that everything is working at full capacity.
“The Yoga of Herbs” by David Frawley and Vasant Lad 2001
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