Here’s another miracle concoction, a detox tea,which you can easily incorporate in your routine for healthy living. It is a blend of 3 important digestive spices namely coriander, cumin and fennel seeds, each rich in nutrients, which is easily available in the pantry and is safe for all constitutions, all ages and all seasons. This healthy Ayurveda water is also called CCF tea and is consumed by a lot of Indians to boost their immunity, metabolism and gut health. It also aids weight loss, something that each one of us battles every day.
Health Benefits of these three aromatic spices:
Individually, they are highly beneficial to your health and body. Here are some of the advantages of consuming them daily:
Cumin seeds (Jeera) : Contains antioxidants that build your Immunity, has ant-inflammatory and antiseptic effects and help keep your skin from ageing. They have anti-cancer properties which do not allow cancer cells to multiply.
Benefits – It is the best remedy for diarrhoea, controls blood sugar, fights bacteria and parasites, has ant-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, helps to lower cholesterol, aids in weight loss, improves bowel movement and helps to lower cholesterol.
Coriander seeds (Dhaniya) :Just like cumin, coriander is of immense medicinal value. It helps to lower blood sugar by promoting enzyme activity. The antiseptic, antifungal, detoxifying and antioxidant properties protects your skin from various skin conditions. It boosts your immunity and helps to fight infections and foodborne illnesses. Its antioxidants fight inflammation in your body.
Benefits – . It improves memory and helps to manage anxiety. It promotes digestion and gut health and acts as an appetite-stimulant. The antiseptic, antifungal, detoxifying and antioxidant properties protect your skin from various skin conditions like rashes, acne, skin dryness, eczema and gives you a glowing skin.
Fennel seeds (Saunf) : This aromatic spice is one among the prominent spices used extensively in the kitchen and an age old secret ingredient of our ancestors health. It is a common practice among Indians to chew a few saunf seeds soon after a meal not only for fresh breath but also to stimulate digestion process.
Benefits -best remedy for gastritis and heartburn, it eases abdominal cramps due to indigestion, reduces acidic and sour taste in the mouth, cools your body, it reduces excessive appetite and keeps your weight in control, it minimizes the risk of heart diseases, reduces inflammation, regulates blood pressure, purifies the blood, improves eyesight, reduces asthmatic symptoms and helps to keep cancer at bay. READ MORE – Exfoliate scalp, remove dead skin, stop hair fall with aloe vera and rosemary
Healthy Ayurveda Water Recipes
Detox water for weight loss and to boost metabolism: It reduces inflammation in your body, regulates the secretion of digestive juices and controls excessive secretion of yellow bile. It is suggested that you have it during the day and avoid having before bed time. It is not advisable for pregnant women to consume it since it has coriander in it which is diuretic.
You will need –
- Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Coriander Seeds – 1/2 tsp
To make – Take cumin seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, and 2 cups of water and boil it on medium flame for 10 minutes, till the water reduces to half.
Strain the water and have it either hot or cold. You can also dry roast the spices and grind them into fine powder and add half teaspoon of the premix to a cup of hot water whenever you feel like having it.
Optional Ingredients – Once it cools down, add a teaspoon of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for better taste. You can have it warm or at room temperature.
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For Bloating and for indigestion: Drinking this water can keep your gut healthy and aids in healthy digestion.
You will need –
- Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp.
- Fennel seeds – 1 tbsp.
- Coriander Seeds – 1tbsp
- Peppercorns – 1 tbsp.
Take fennel seeds, carom seeds (ajwain), cumin seeds, and black pepper. Dry roast it on medium flame for 5 mins. Add in 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Add everything to a blender along with the water and blend it on high. Keep the mixture in a glass jar and refrigerate it.
To use – Add 1/4 cup of the mixture to a glass jar, fill the rest with water. Add in a pinch of salt and squeeze half a lemon. Drink this to get relief from ingestion and bloating. READ MORE – Ayurveda Sleep Tea for deep sleep
Caution – Do not exceed the quantity of the spices, using the seeds beyond the recommended dosage is considered unsafe.