CCF: The Healing Tea
This golden coloured tea which is often referred to as miracle tea possesses profound healing qualities and is beneficial in a number of chronic ailments, including digestive and inflammatory conditions.
It is also incredibly easy to make and brewed with ingredients you might already have in your pantry.
We’re talking about CCF tea of course!
What is CCF tea?
CCF stands for cumin, coriander and fennel. These are digestive spices that when mixed and left to steep in boiling water create a tea suitable for all ages and constitutions.
CCF tea is a traditional Ayurvedic tea blend designed to soothe digestive distress, promote gentle removal of Ama (toxins), stoke metabolism and stimulates agni (digestive fire).
CCF tea also increases the body’s absorption of nutrients and is a wonderful alternative to other caffeinated teas or warm drinks.
CCF tea is effective in reducing
⇢ Reducing inflammation
⇢ Bloating and assists in weight loss
⇢ Excessive water rendition (acts as a mild diuretic)
⇢ Gut irritations
⇢ Mental fogginess and fatigue
What is CCF tea good for?
CCF tea is best drunk warm or at room temperature
Cumin seeds are good for the digestive system and are helpful in reducing flatulence and bloating and IBS.
Coriander seeds are a good home remedy to treat some Pitta conditions, including digestive and urinary disorders.
Fennel seeds are one of the best herbs for strengthening Agni without aggravating Pitta and are helpful when treating indigestion, abdominal pain, cramps or gas.
DID YOU KNOW?
Many Ayurvedic conferences and lectures offer CCF tea for the attendees to drink throughout the day.
How to prepare CCF tea
Time: 5 - 10 Minutes
Here's a tip! (Mix and store ingredients in a mason jar for easy access when brewing your next batch.)
3 cups of water
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon coriander
½ teaspoon fennel
(adjust amounts to taste)
In a small pan over high heat, bring water to a boil. Turn off the heat.
Add cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds and let steep for at least 5 - 10 minutes.
Strain into a cup (store in a thermos) and sip on throughout your day.
TIP! - You can roast or ground ingredients for contrasting tastes.
Remember not to drink leftover tea from the previous day.