Having a good body immunity is very essential in order to keep away minor ailments and other minor health conditions.
Well, what better way to boost bodily immunity than consuming this simple healthy detox tea, which you can make at home!
This detox tea has three powerful seeds – coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds, which when combined is often known as CCF tea or CCF spice mixture, which makes for a super healthy immunity boosting drink. Here’s everything you need to know about this tea!
What are the benefits of consuming CCF tea?
Coriander, cumin and fennel seeds are what make up the CCF tea.
Coriander seeds have antioxidant properties and can aid digestion and regulate bowel movements. These seeds are also good sources of fibre, phosphorus and calcium. These seeds can help boost body immunity and can reduce free radical damage in the body. It can also aid digestion and promote weight loss.
Cumin seeds help speed up digestion by acting upon the digestive enzyme and increasing their activity. Cumin seeds are one of the most popular natural remedies to treat indigestion and stomach related issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, etc. It helps the liver release bile and can also promote better digestive functioning in general.
Fennel seeds can help stimulate the secretion of digestive juices and gastric enzymes in turn helping to improve one’s digestion. Fennel seeds can help keep the digestive tract clean and healthy. It can therefore relieve constipation (as it has laxative properties), ease irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion and bloating. Fennel seeds contain organic compounds like anethole, fenchone and estragole. These organic compounds have antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties which can benefit digestive health.
How to make the CCF spice mix?
You will require:
To make the mix: Into an air tight container, add in the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds. Then, cover the container with a lid and give it a good mix so that all the seeds get mixed up. You can then store this CCF spice mixture for future use.
How to make CCF tea at home?
You will require:
Pre-made CCF mixture
To make the tea: Into a heating pot, add in two glasses of water and let it come to a boil on high heat. Once the water is boiling, add in one tablespoon of the CCF spice mixture into the water and reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for around 10 minutes, while the pot is covered with a lid.
After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and strain out the CCF tea. Drink while hot/warm for the best effects.
When to consume this tea?
- You can consume this every morning when you wake up, while on an empty stomach (and then avoid consuming any food or beverage for half an hour after drinking this tea).
- You can also consume this tea after your meals.