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  • Michelle Samoraj

CCF Tea- A staple in the Ayurvedic Kitchen

Making CCF tea is a part of my morning routine. I typically make 1-2 quarts of tea each morning and sip it throughout the day!

CCF tea, also known as Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel tea, is a popular Ayurvedic staple that is easy to prepare and has a wide range of health benefits. The tea is made by brewing a combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds in hot water. Here are some of the benefits of CCF tea:

  1. Digestive Health: The combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds helps to improve digestion, reduce bloating and gas, and alleviate digestive discomfort. Cumin aids in digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive enzymes, while coriander has antibacterial properties that help to prevent infections in the digestive tract. Fennel seeds, on the other hand, help to soothe the stomach and reduce inflammation.

  2. Detoxification: CCF tea is also known for its detoxifying properties. It helps to remove toxins from the body, improve liver function, and promote overall health. Cumin and coriander seeds are rich in antioxidants that help to eliminate harmful free radicals from the body, while fennel seeds contain compounds that help to flush out toxins.

  3. Weight Loss: CCF tea can also aid in weight loss by boosting metabolism and reducing appetite. The tea helps to increase the production of digestive enzymes, which in turn helps to break down fat and promote weight loss. Additionally, the combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds helps to suppress appetite and reduce cravings.

  4. Stress Relief: CCF tea can also help to relieve stress and anxiety. The combination of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds has a calming effect on the nervous system, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

To prepare CCF tea, measure out equal parts of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds. Typically, 1 teaspoon of each seed per 8 ounces of water. I put a 2 quart pan of water on the stove nearly every morning and therefore I use about 1/4 cup of each seed.

Alternatively, put seeds in a pan and roast them until they become fragrant. Then, grind the seeds into a fine powder and store in an airtight container. To make the tea, add one teaspoon of the powder to a cup of hot water and steep for 5-10 minutes. You can add honey or lemon for taste if desired.

Because there is usually a pan of CCF tea on my stovetop, I've been known to throw in some "veggie scraps"- clean carrot peels, celery ends, onion peels and let them steep with the tea. It's so very healthy and yummy!

In conclusion, CCF tea is a simple yet powerful Ayurvedic staple that can help to improve digestion, detoxify the body, aid in weight loss, and promote relaxation. By incorporating CCF tea into your daily routine, you can enjoy its numerous health benefits and improve your overall well-being.

I hope you try it- I promise you will notice the benefits!

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