Today, I dedicate this post to the wonderful, healing tea known as CCF Tea. CCF tea is made from cumin seeds, coriander seeds and fennel seeds (hence the abbreviation “CCF”). It has played a HUGE role in healing my stomach, which is why I wanted to share it with you guys.
AND SO THE STORY BEGINS…
About 2 ½ years ago, I contracted Lyme disease, but did not know it until 1½ YEARS later!
My first major life changing symptom 2 ½ years ago, was that I developed chronic gastritis literally overnight. It was horrible! I had severe, debilitating nausea everyday, which actually gave me serious anxiety. Crowded places, public transportation, EVERYTHING made me anxious because I always felt as if I was going to get sick all over the place and just had to get out and leave ASAP. To this day, I am still trying to get over that anxiety!
I could barely eat and had to go through multiple invasive tests (yes I am talking about you Mr. Endoscopy) just to be told by clueless doctors that they had no idea why I had gastritis and why it was so severe. I was put on high doses of proton pump inhibitors which only made me worse. I was becoming sicker and sicker and knew I had to take matters into my own hands.
I SAID ADIOS TO MY PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
After two months of taking the doctors prescription medicine protocol, I stopped all my medication cold turkey (which is not recommended, so don’t do it!). I started googling and googling; finding remedy after remedy. I started drinking Slippery Elm tea, which had a mucous texture (BLEH!), multiple times a day. I completely changed my diet, I took every stomach healing supplement around and I started drinking CCF tea.
THE POWER OF CCF TEA!
CCF stands for Cumin seeds Coriander seeds Fennel seeds, which might sound more like a taco seasoning rather than a tea, but I can tell you it was far from tacos. CCF is an ayurvedic herb blend known for its digestive healing properties. This powerful combo soothes and repairs the mucous membranes in your digestive tract, which is key to heal from gastritis as gastritis attacks your stomach lining. My stomach lining, in the words of my doctor, “looked as though someone scrapped the walls of my stomach down with sand paper” I know, gross, right?? That description also came with some very graphic photos of my insides, which I will save you guys from the horror of seeing.
CCF Fun Health Fact: Yes CCF is great for those with a compromised digestive tract but it also reduces inflammation, helps indigestion, aids your body in detoxification, reduces spasms, helps with absorption of nutrients, and promotes mental clarity.
It’s a tea that everyone should drink on a regular basis! The taste alone is so soothing and warming. After a cup of it you just feel a little more vibrant. It’s hard to explain, so give it a try and let me know how it makes you feel.