My husband had surgery a few years ago (resulting in a secondary infection and IV antibiotic use), and his bowel needed a little extra help. At the time, the restoration of a gut they were following (see below) suggested that they try to make a cumin coriander fennel tea to help with their bloating and digestive problems.
It worked! We are now big fans of this ancient Ayurvedic treatment.
Also called CCFT (for obvious reasons), we use this prescription whenever any of us have nausea, constipation, or upset stomach, or just need a comfortable night cap. Are
Why try cumin, coriander and fennel tea
The taste of this tea is a bit unusual as you can imagine (in fact, we jokingly call it “taco tea”) but it shows that this three seed tea has many benefits.
In combination, these powerful spices have a unique calming ability and although I wasn’t on protocol, I found this blend to be relaxing as an evening tea or as a morning drink for brainstorming. During the postpartum period, my milk supply seemed to increase, and my baby’s stomach began to relax.
(Note that this may not be the best choice for anyone on a self-propelled paleo diet because it contains seeds, but those who can use spices and seeds can enjoy this tea.) ۔
Here’s why these spices are so beneficial:
There is a long history of documented use of cumin in biblical times as well as in ancient Greece and Rome. In fact, cumin has been used as a remedy in ancient Egyptian tombs and in ancient Indian writings.
Now modern studies show that when cumin came, the ancients knew what they were doing. Studies show that this may help:
Cumin is also the oil of black cumin seeds, which also has a long history of medicinal use in different cultures.
Some people also feel the benefits of using cumin. I even use it as a DIY antioxidant facial cleanser.
Coriander is the seed of the plant. It has a long history of use in Asia and the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Evidence of its use was found in ancient Sanskrit texts and ancient Egypt.
In cooking, it is often part of a curry blend and is used to flavor gin and some other alcohols.
It has been used throughout history as a remedy for indigestion and has been documented to be used as a relaxing spice to calm a troubled mind. It is also sometimes used in the treatment and treatment of respiratory problems, urinary problems, and nervous system disorders.
Another spice in the history of ancient use by Chinese, Indian, Egyptian, Roman, and Greek cultures as a carminative (treatment of bloating and gas) and Saturn (treatment of breath).
It is often given to nursing mothers to improve the supply of milk and this is because the milk has a relaxing effect on the baby.
It is found in many cultures, especially in Italy and France.
Read more about the benefits of fennel (+ recipes).
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Benefits of Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea
Here are some common benefits of this tea:
- Improved digestion– All the spices used in this recipe are associated with better digestion and caffeine (which reduces bloating and gas).
- Potential fat loss– This tea may help improve fat loss, according to some preliminary studies.
- Increased milk production in nursing mothers– I saw this effect, which makes sense because fennel and cumin are recommended to increase the milk supply.
- Soothing for Kalki children– Another effect of this I personally found because this tea not only calms my own digestion but also the children.
How to make CCF Tea (Cumin, Coriander and Fennel Tea)
Unlike some herbal remedies (home cough drops; I’m looking at you), this treatment may not be easy to make with some basic ingredients and some cumin, fennel, and coriander.
I will warn you that the taste is a bit unusual, especially if your main tea is a variety of sweet tea. I like the quality of the heat though and I find it very calm and comfortable (and I think you will too!).
Also, Krista (founder of Full Journey and Gut developed in 5 courses; find it on your podcast) recommends adding some lemons or lime and some raw honey to help with the taste.
You can also put the tea on the ice to make an iced version which is a little more pleasant (although I find different types of heat more relaxing).
I’m not an Ayurvedic expert so I’m not sure there are any additional health benefits, but I have noticed a tasty benefit in adding a pinch of cinnamon or fresh ginger root to cooked tea.
Using CCF spices in other recipes
By itself, these spices are some of my favorites to use in cooking, so I’m always around the house. You can use these spices:
Cumin, coriander and fennel tea for digestion
A calming and natural herbal tea that is beneficial for reducing gas and bloating for the digestive system and has a long history of use in Ayurveda.
Optional ready step: For best taste, I want to fry the seeds on a baking sheet for about 350 5-8 minutes until fragrant and golden. It’s optional but I think it really tastes better.
Grind the seeds. Put fennel, coriander and cumin in a coffee grinder or make a fine powder using a fine and kettle.
Put the powder and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes until fragrant and remove from heat. If using cinnamon and ginger and stir. Allow to cool before adding raw honey (if used). Note: Some sources suggest soaking the spices in water for up to an hour after boiling, although I have not found any additional benefits when I have done this personally.
Squeeze through a fine mesh metal strainer and drink immediately or put on ice for a cold drink. Can also be made in large batches, chilled and refrigerated until ready for consumption.
Can I use ground spices already? In theory, yes, although all original sources recommend using whole dried spices and before cooking.
Here is a video of Krista showing how to make this tea:
I would not drink fennel tea personally during pregnancy without consulting a doctor or midwife, as there is some evidence that fennel can cause uterine prolapse. Of course, it is important to consult a doctor before using this or any other natural remedy, especially for those who are currently in a state of health.
Ever tried it? Can’t you imagine adding taco spice to your tea? Weight down!