Ayurveda’s Favorite Detox Beverage: CCF Tea
Ayurveda’s favorite detox drink, CCF Tea, is made using your simple kitchen spices like cumin, coriander, and fennel. CCF Tea is considered Ayurveda’s miracle tea when it comes to the gut and overall digestive health. Ayurveda reminds us that our spice cabinet can be our apothecary. If used wisely, spices can be a gamechanger as they help detoxify the body, aid in digestion, balance the doshas, and much more. We know gut health is everything!
CCF Tea is known for its balancing effects, and its ability to reduce gas, increase and kindle agni (therefore, stronger digestion), burn fat, and eliminate ama (toxins). There is a strong link between the brain and the gut and the key to healing the body is by working on digestion.
Benefits of each of these herbs, used in CCF Tea, for the digestive system
Cumin, one of the ingredients used in CCF Tea, is one of the world’s most popular spices, and it’s used in Ayurveda for conditions like bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, dysentery, malabsorption syndrome, fever, and skin diseases (Sharma et al. 2016). Cumin is said to stimulate digestion, support the immune system, and helps to relieve stress. Some other health benefits include a reduction of cramps, gas, and indigestion.
Coriander seeds, the 2nd “C” in CCF Tea, aid in digestion and are diuretic, which is useful in detoxifying the blood. They can help to reduce an overly acidic stomach as well as calm the digestive system. It can be an antidote to Pitta and helps manage several Pitta disorders related to digestion and urinary tract. Its bitterness lowers pitta while its pungent quality improves digestion.
In India and Indian homes, it’s common practice to chew on fennel seeds after a meal as they aid both in digestion and freshen the breath. Fennel … the third ingredient used in CCF Tea … is a cooling spice that can be used to balance excess heat and acidity in the body. It strengthens and warms the agni without aggravating Pitta Dosha. According to Ayurveda, fennel seeds also help to relieve constipation, burning sensation, and any worms.
Benefits of CCF Tea
This classic Ayurvedic CCF Tea (Cumin + Coriander + Fennel) offers a powerhouse of digestive health benefits for every dosha. It’s my favorite Ayurvedic tea that I bring with me whenever I go as it doesn’t aggravate Pitta Dosha. It’s made using simple kitchen spices, as you know.
- It stokes AGNI (digestive fire)
- It lowers gas and bloating.
- It’s helpful when excess water retention is a concern—mildly diuretic.
- It offers gentle detox benefits.
- It relieves congestion.
- It supports absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
- It flushes out ama.
- It cleanses the lymphatic system.
- It can improve your bowel movements.
How to make CCF Tea
- Take 2 cups of water.
- Take 1 tsp each of cumin, coriander, and fennel seeds.
- Combine water and the spices.
- Bring it to boil.
- Let it simmer for 7-10 minutes.
- Strain into a mug and sip on this warm beverage aka CCF Tea.
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Like what you read about the healing powers of CCF Tea? Also read: Gut Health According to Ayurveda |Cause of Disease According to Ayurveda| Agni and Ama: The foundation of Ayurvedic Digestive Health | What is Ama? | What is Agni According to Ayurveda?
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