Flax, Fenugreek, Fennel - The Triumvirate Of Health
In the Chinese medicine system, fennel, flax and fenugreek are considered to be triumvirate of health. This system observes the two principles called Yin and Yang. Fall is considered to be the beginning of Yin and is actually the time for harvesting winter crops. This season is also associated with element of metal and this time should be spent on reflecting where we are and what we want to achieve in our lives.
The two organs related to fall and the metal element is the lungs and large intestines. Since, by this time of season is comparatively colder than the rest, special protection is needed by the lungs. People usually get the following diseases in this cold season:
Cold and flu
Excessive mucus in the lungs
If you suffer from any of these problems, it is recommended by Chinese herbalists to drink tea made of healthy triumvirate. This tea uses flax, fennel and fenugreek in its preparation and should be consume daily for at least a month. The tea not only helps to get rid of these diseases but also protects and strengthens lungs and large intestines. This tea is also called the ‘F’ tea.
The three major ingredients of this tea, i.e. the healthy triumvirate; fennel, fenugreek and flax have their own health benefits and when combined, tend to prove more beneficial for the body.
Benefits of F tea
Fennel is an aromatic and flavored herb, mostly used in cooking and for medicinal purpose. Fennel is good for stomach as it relieves from bloating and relaxes the intestines as well.
Flax is rich in linseed oil which contains good amount of fiber and omega 3 fatty acids. Flax helps in building the immunity, and protects against hypertension, inflammation and water retention.
Fenugreek works both as an herb and spice. It is good for kidneys and helps in relieving from pain. It also benefits in cold.
Preparing tea with healthy triumvirate
To prepare a tea using this healthy triumvirate, one need to boil the three ingredients in water and then when they are perfectly boiled, nettle leaves are put without heating it further. After some time, peppermint is added to increase the flavor.
This F tea or the triumvirate tea can be easily refrigerated for 3 days.
I am sure you will love to sip this amazing concoction of healthy triumvirate. It’s not just good in taste but also healthy.