As the seasons change we too change with them. The transition from winter to spring may be one of the most welcomed changes in local climate, but it can be tough on the body. As the seasons battle for control of the weather our systems become victim to fluctuating temperatures, blistering winds, and rain.
This much fluctuation in the weather is exhausting for the body and can create temporary issues. One of the first places our bodies adjusts to deal with the changes is in the digestive system. This can affect our Agni (digestive fire) and create issues with our ability to digest our food property creating issues with elimination. As our bodies grow tired from the fluctuation weather we become more susceptible to sinus congestion, colds and seasonal allergies.
CCF tea is a warm tea made from cumin, coriander, and fennel. 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 change. The whole seeds are boiled and them steeped to create a sweet and savory tea. I personally love the melody of flavors in this tea, but I’m also known to dried berries or lemon balm to change things up.
What does CCF tea do?
CCF tea is a digestive (deepan), it burns toxins (Ama pachan), is a mildl 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.
CCF Tea Recipe
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.
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
It is important to use the whole seed and use high quality organic ingredient to make CCF tea. To save time and ensure your getting the best quality ingredients, we are now offering pre mixed bags of CCF tea for purchase. To order your CCF tea send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at
828-484-2413 . Orders can be shipped to your door or you can pick them up in person at our West Asheville office.