A Rejuvenating Tonic

It was Monday night and I was beginning to awaken my limbs out of Savasana.  I rolled over to my chosen side and blossomed up into Anjali mudra; opening my heart while offering my thanks and gratitude in the form of Namaste.  On this particular night my yoga instructor parted ways by offering up a recipe.  She said “C C F this is all you need to remember: 1 Tablespoon fennel, 1 Tablespoon coriander and 1 Tablespoon cumin.”  Simmer the spices in water, drink and enjoy the benefits of this Ayurvedic recipe.

CCF tea brings our bodies and minds into balance of our natural state.  It helps aid the digestive system and supports the absorption of nutrients in the body.  Great before or after meals.

CCF Tea Recipe

1 Tablespoon whole fennel seeds

1 Tablespoon whole coriander seeds

1 Tablespoon cumin seeds

6 cups water

Boil the water in a pot.  Add the spices and simmer at least 10  minutes.  Strain into your favorite mug or thermos and enjoy!

(I have not tried this myself but hear that CCF tea is great iced during the warmer months.)

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Michelle Swift is a freelance writer and blogs on Table without Borders. She has an affinity for running, culinary eats, adventure and sparkly gold things. People and adventure light her up like a hot pink neon sign!


  1. Fennel is amazing. It somehow got itself that bad reputation as only being for babies with stomach upsets, but in winter there’s nothing better :)
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Mary P.

    A good one Michelle – love that combination of seeds. Coriander is like perfume, and cumin is so different when it’s whole. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Eric Dieckman

    I feel such an overall sense of wholeness and nutritional well-being whenever I drink this CCF tea, especially after extended yoga sessions. I put small batches of it into bottles with cork stoppers as gifts to friends and acquaintances.

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