A soothing and earthy combination of three classic culinary spices—cumin, coriander, and fennel — this herbal tea, which has a long history of use in Ayurveda, aids in the absorption of nutrients, stimulates the lymphatic system, and is beneficial for the digestive system in reducing gas and bloating.
1/2 teaspoon whole fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds (to taste, as not everyone is crazy about the taste of cumin)
4 - 5 cups of water
Heat the water in a stainless steel pot over high heat. Add the seeds. Allow the tea to boil for 5 minutes without a cover. Reduce heat and let it simmer gently for another 5 to 10 minutes. Strain out the seeds, place in an insulated thermos, and sip throughout the day.
you can make it by the cup. Simply halve the quantities (1/4 teaspoon of each, in a cup and a half of hot water).
If you get into the habit of making this tea daily, you can prepare a bigger batch ahead of time:
Add half a cup of cumin, half a cup of coriander, and half a cup of fennel to a glass jar and shake well to mix. Each morning, simply add 1 ½ teaspoons of the blend to the hot water.
In order to get the full benefit of tis digestive tea, it ought to be consumed hot as it is needed to open up the blood vessels and increase blood circulation in the digestive system.
Calms the digestion system while increasing digestion and absorption
Helps with urinary and intestinal disorders
Calms muscle spasms
Reduces overly acidic stomach
Improves inflammation and joint pain—shown to help with rheumatoid arthritis
Improves skin rashes
Increases mental alertness
Promotes breast milk flow
Helps with IBS
Relaxes the digestive tract, alleviates gas and indigestion
Increases the burning of fat