The Ayurveda CCF tea or cumin-coriander-fennel tea, is a digestive blessing from the health Gods. The combination of these 3 balancing spices is suited for everyone. In Ayurveda, we believe that each and every one of us has a certain constitution or blueprint. This blueprint is made up of 3 doshas or factors. These are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Read more about what a dosha is here. And while we all have the same 3 doshas, not a single one of us is alike. Likewise, our digestion is not alike either. The digestive fire or agni that burns or metabolizes the food in our tummy is doing so based on many factors. These include our doshic constitution, our lifestyle, and the food and herbs we ingest.
In Ayurveda, we believe that the food and herbs we ingest are a large part of keeping the body and mind in a state of perfect health. What CCF tea does is combine the qualities of the three spices into a concoction that stimulates the agni (cumin), alleviates gas and bloating (fennel), and brings in a cooling factor so that your digestive tract does not get overheated (coriander). It is one of the easiest ways you can assist your body in its digestion, while also making you mindful of what you are eating. Let’s dive a little deeper into the benefits of drinking a cup of Ayurveda CCF tea every day.
Benefits of CCF Tea
- Reduces gas and bloating
- Stimulates appetite
- Eases abdominal pain (and menstrual pain too!)
- Assists the digestive fire (agni) and digestive process
- Detoxifies the GI tract
- Flushes out ama (toxins) from the GI tract
- Reduces inflammation in the body
The Union of Ingredients
Get the following ingredients from your local store (or you may already have it in your kitchen!), but do make sure they are organic.
- 1 teaspoon Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Cumin (reduce this amount to half, if you need to get used to the taste. But bring it back up to 1 teaspoon once you’re good.)
- 1 teaspoon Fennel
- 1.5 cup of Water
Add the 3 spices to 1.5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 5 minutes or until the tea boils down to 1 cup. Strain the tea and enjoy. Add half a teaspoon of honey if you aren’t used to the taste yet.
Steep it for 5 minutes. The longer you steep, the more the benefits. However, since it may take time for your taste buds to accept the strong flavor, I suggest increasing the steeping time over time.
Hint: Drink it hot in the winter to keep your digestive fire nice and warm. However, you can cool it down before drinking it in the summer.
Drinking CCF tea is not only good for your digestion, but your mind as well. The cooling properties of the fennel and coriander are calming to the mind too. You can drink this tea at any time of the day or night. It is however recommended to drink this right after your meals to assist your digestive fire. You could also jump start your day and drink it in the morning before breakfast. While the Ayurveda CCF tea alone cannot fix all your problems, it is a gateway tea into healing your body.
Comment below and let me know if you’re going to try out this tea.
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