Ayurveda is the ancient art of healing from India. In Ayurvedic medicine we all have 3 Dosha’s (types) in us in varying degrees and the predominant Dosha helps to determine how to help bring your body to balance. Everything has parts of all these 3 doshas, food, herbs, seasons etc.
Vata – Ether and Air
Pitta – Fire and Water
Kapha – Water and Earth
Certain herbs are known as tridoshic, this means that they are balancing for all 3 Dosha’s. Some of these herbs are Coriander, Cumin and Fennel. These three herbs are what make up the herbal formula for three seed tea or CCF. It is no coincidence that these 3 herbs feature heavily in Indian Cooking.
It is very simple to make. Place a ½ tsp of each herb into a tea strainer. Pour boiling water over the seeds, fill the cup and let steep for 10 minutes, then drink.
Three seed tea is a wonderful digestive tea, it can help a variety of issues:
In Ayurveda digestive fire is vital for health, if you digest properly you absorb what you eat efficiently, this results in your body having the building blocks it needs for health, energy and vitality. This is why I place so much focus on the digestive tract. It really is the seat of all health.
So why these 3 herbs for digestion?
It's coriander seed that is used in this formula. Coriander is a cooling herb. This gentle herb ignites the digestive fire without aggravating stomach acid
This is a spice for women (well and men), it supports the female reproductive system, supporting a healthy menstrual cycle and menopause. It has historically been used for fibroids and for healthy lactation.
Cumin is a wonder herb when it comes to digestion, clearing digestive toxins, improves nutrient absorption and increases metabolism and the digestive fire.
Fennel has a very distinct taste, in western herbal traditions it is commonly used for dispersing wind. In Ayurvedic medicine it is revered as one of the best spices for rebalancing the digestive fire and metabolism.
Fennel is used for bloating, gas, abdominal pain, reducing gas.
As a practitioner I use this tea alongside tailored herbal formulas to help bring you back into balance.
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Carina Kennedy was formerly a Nurse, now a Nutritional Therapist and Herbalist living in the west of Ireland. Her passion is food, health and teaching clients to gain control of their life with simple techniques.