What is CCF tea and why would I drink it?
CCF tea is a potent health tonic in Ayurveda--the ancient Indian science of the knowledge of life. The letters are an acronym for cumin, coriander, and fennel. It’s magic power?
It aids in digestion.
Why digestion is key in Ayurveda
In the science of Ayurveda, digestion is everything. The idea is that whatever you take in, you have to process--and not just food. Mental information, emotions, and life experiences get processed along with that box of Girl Scout cookies you just consumed.
The body receives a steady stream of intake that it then has to divide into what can be used and what needs to go away. To stay vibrant and healthy, the system needs to run efficiently, but if your digestion isn’t working properly or if you are taking in too much that is difficult to process, then whatever can’t be digested in a timely manner builds up.
The Sanskrit word for anything undigested is called ama.
If ama builds up, it starts to block the subtle channels of the body. This creates imbalances which eventually result in disease. Not only that, but because blocked tissues don’t absorb nutrition you can take in good things, but still feel depleted.
Which is why you may need some help with digestion and detox.
How CCF tea helps with digestion and detox
CCF tea is a modern acronym for an ancient recipe designed to give your digestion a break. Here is how each of the elements do that:
Stimulates digestive fire. Decreases gas. Improves elimination.
Improves digestion. Increases absorption. Reduces inflammation.
Stimulates digestive fire. Calms the digestive tract. Supports lymph.
The combination of these herbs and spices make a potent tonic that serves as a reset for your digestive system. Normally, you would take CCF tea multiple times a day for two weeks to help your digestive system recover and reset. You might also take it daily to keep your system toned.
Because it is food-based, it can be a gentler detox than some of the harsh stimulants that are sold commercially. Best of all, you can make it at home.
How to make CCF tea
The recipe for CCF tea is simple. You simply mix equal parts of dried whole seeds of cumin, coriander, and fennel.
It’s easy to mix together:
¼ c cumin seeds
¼ c coriander seeds
¼ c fennel seeds
Store the mixture of dry seeds air-tight in a mason jar in a dark cabinet, and it will keep for a long time.
To prepare each cup of tea, put 1 rounded teaspoon of CCF in your teapot per 1c of boiling water and let steep for at least 5 minutes.
Where to purchase CCF tea
While CCF tea is easy to make on your own, there are some versions that have additional herbs to increase digestive support while improving the flavor.
We recommend BoHo Life Teas Let that S#!t Go which is an herbal infusion designed to help your body get rid of the stuff that doesn’t serve it. BoHo Life teas blend contains: Organic Cumin Seeds, Organic Coriander Seeds, Organic Fennel Seeds, Organic Fenugreek Seeds, Organic Turmeric Root, Organic Cardamom, Organic Astragalus Root, and Organic Dried Ginger.
If you’ve been feeling sluggish or weighed down and want to get back to your brighter, lighter self, make this tea a daily practice. You might be surprised by how much better you feel as things that are too heavy to carry dissolve away.