I came across CCF water while researching Ayurvedic drinks to substitute my afternoon tea with something without caffeine. Since then, I have been hooked to it – of course, it is healthy, but more importantly, it tastes great. I try to limit the intake to a cup because we already add spices to our meals, and moderation is good with even good things, right?
Health Benefits of Cumin-Coriander-Fennel Tea
CCF water is a known Ayurvedic drink with the benefits of three potent spices, namely, cumin, coriander, and fennel. Spices are in general anti-inflammatory in nature; therefore can help fight chronic diseases. Cumin is rich in iron, antioxidants; coriander seeds are rich in fiber, iron, and potassium; fennel is rich in potassium and other micronutrients. As a whole, this drink can be sipped during the day to help with digestion and gas.
How to make Cumin-Coriander-Fennel Tea?
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
5 cups water
Grind the spices to a coarse powder using a mortar and pestle. You may grind them in a dry grinder too.
Now, add the spices to a pan, add water and bring to a boil on the stove top.
Sieve and drink warm. You may rinse the spices for curries and soups – please note that they’ll be a little mild than freshly ground spices.