Claudine Phillips

The Top Anti Inflammatory Tea: CCF Tea (Coriander, Cumin, and Fennel Tea)

If you are intimidated by those tea leaf drinking holistic gurus, join the club. What seems like forever ago, I was so intimidated by my friends “tea drawer”.

They would slowly open it and sunshine would literally shine from it blinding me with anxiety! They would then proceed to give me “choices” to which tea I wanted. For the Love! “I don’t know!” I would reply. “Just give me whatever you think.”As a Southern raised girl, you could find a hug jug of sun tea in the fridge where my parents would then saturate with Sweet-n-Low! Ignorance is bliss. The horror!

Looking at a drawer of herbal tea leaves was not my norm, yet, with each cup served, I began to appreciate the joy and, especially, the benefits of a freshly brewed cup of tea. So much so that I now have my own tea drawer and sunshine sometimes shines from it when I open it to new friends.

How CCF Tea Can Support Your Health

In my quest to decrease my own inflammation, journey of detoxification, and healing of my leaky gut, CCF Tea was introduced to my life. This simple tea offers an array of health benefits including decrease in inflammation and supports toxicity. It is also packed with essential vitamins, rich minerals, and antioxidants to support your best health. A few health benefits of CCF Tea are:

“CCF Tea directly stimulates the digestive system, supporting the body’s natural ability to breakdown natural toxins in the GI tract. “

The Benefits of Incorporating Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel Into Your Diet

Coriander

Coriander coriander leaves are commonly referred to as cilantro.  Coriander is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium, like cumin.
In addition, coriander leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene. 

Both coriander seeds and leaves have traditionally been used to aid in digestion and reduce gas in the stomach and intestines, stimulate digestion and treat spasms of smooth muscle, such as your stomach.

Coriander aides in lowering bad cholesterol, aides in the prevention of Alzheimer’s, prevention of cancer, and helps decrease inflammation.

Cumin

Cumin “seeds” are actually the plant’s small dried fruits. The seeds can be ground and kept whole and is often found in Spanish, Mexican, and Indian dishes. It’s the stinky seed that lends the smellof “body odor.” However, cumin seeds’ health benefits mainly come from their phytochemicals (disease fighting antioxidants).  Eaten whole, they are a good source of dietary fiber. These seeds also contain vitamins A, E, B and C.

I love that cumin carries iron and copper since I usually run low in iron and copper. Both minerals are essential for red blood cell production and formation.  

Zinc is in Cumin as well. It is a cofactor that’s needed by enzymes that are crucial for many metabolic processes.

Cumin also has the mineral potassium. It helps muscles contract, helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of body cells, and helps maintain normal blood pressure by blunting the effect of sodium.

Last, Cumin contains Manganese. It’s health benefits includes supporting healthy bones, regulating sugar level, kick starting metabolism, protection against diseases, relieving inflammation, combating PMS syndrome, helpful in preventing epileptic seizures, good for thyroid health, boosting vitamin absorption, supporting digestion, and improving cognitive function. 

Fennel

Fennel is a Mediterranean plant that is now popular all over the world.

It has a pale bulb and with long green stalks. It can grow almost anywhere. All parts of the fennel plant, including the bulb, stalk, leaves, and seeds, are edible. It has a licorice-like flavor which adds to the flavor of the CCF tea. 

Like cumin and coriander, it is a nutrient dense food which includes: potassium, sodium, vitamin A,  calcium, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B-, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, choline, beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, and vitamin K. Told you it was long!

Bottomline, fennel supports bone health, heart health, lowers cholesterol, prevention of cancer, decreases inflammation, aides in digestion, and supports PMS. 

How to Make CCF Tea

Cumin, coriander, and fennel are famous digestive spices, and when brewed together as a tea they make the perfect addition to an Ayurvedic lifestyle. CCF Tea directly stimulates the digestive system, supporting the body’s natural ability to breakdown natural toxins in the GI tract.  CCF Tea is great to enjoy before, during, or after meals to encourage absorption and assimilation of food nutrients. CCF Tea also provides support for the natural detoxification process. This delicious tea is gentle enough for daily enjoyment, and traditional Ayurvedic households will keep a fresh batch brewed at all times for sipping throughout the day. CCF Tea can be added to a thermos to take on the go, or stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Usually you’ll want to enjoy your tea warm, but in the summer try letting it cool to room temperature and add a squeeze of lime or lemon for a refreshing Ayurvedic tonic.

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I am Claudine Phillips, a Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist who in recovery from Hashimotos Thyroiditis and other autoimmune diseases. I journal, vlog, and podcast my experiences to help you find your healing as well. I termed the phrase #wholisticgreatness to embrace mental, physical, and spiritual health in order to achieve complete recovery. I share my research and protocols to provide inspiration, tactics, and strategies so that you, too, achieve the best life you could image! Is that you? Then let’s do this! I can be found speaking locally and nationally, journalling and vloging my research and protocols on this site, and connecting with you on my podcast The Claudine Phillips Show and on all the socials at @claudinephillips. I can’t wait to connect!

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