Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ Fennel
For IBS bloating and gas - rapid relief!
* Loose tea or unbleached jumbo tea bags!
* Ingredients: organic fennel
* High volatile oil content ~ Whole seeds
* Certified organic by QAI
* Kosher certified
* Grown in Egypt
* Volatile Oil: 1.5% minimum
* Naturally caffeine-free, gluten-free
Heather's Tummy Tea™ Fennel ~ A Medical Food for the Dietary
Management of IBS
Clinical studies have shown that fennel, as part of the diet, helps regulate
contractions of the small intestine and aids gas expulsion. Fennel also relaxes
the gut, which can relieve spasms of the GI tract. As a result, fennel assists
in the dietary management of IBS symptoms, and is exceptional for
IBS bloating, gas and abdominal pain. Fennel is also a traditional
digestive aid for colic, heartburn, indigestion, and stomachaches.
Heather's Tummy Tea™ is packed in very generous quantities because it is meant
to be used daily as a medical food for IBS; brew a delicious cup of tea several
times a day, every day, as part of your dietary management of IBS symptoms.
Heather's Tummy Tea™ Fennel is unique because it is formulated to contain a high
volatile oil content and whole seed size (both factors are integral to the
quality and potency of fennel); it is harvested and packaged to be as fresh as
possible; and it is processed for minimal volatile oil dissipation. It is the
volatile oils in fennel that make it so effective for the dietary management of
IBS symptoms, particularly bloating and gas.
Our fennel is certified organic and is guaranteed to be the freshest, strongest,
and most delicious fennel tea available! If you're used to drinking fennel tea
from store-bought tea bags, you'll find the difference in strength and taste of
Heather's Tummy Tea™ nothing short of astonishing.
Fennel's primary volatile oils are are anethole, fenchone, and estragole.
Anethole is known to have a relaxing effect on the intestine. Fennel also has
antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.
There is a world of difference between Heather's Tummy
Teas and typical store brands. Typical fennel tea brands are just meant to
be enjoyed as a "nice hot cup of tea", for simple drinking pleasure. This is NOT
the case with Heather's Tummy Teas.
Heather's Fennel Tummy Tea is sourced and specially produced for IBS-specific
purposes and results, in several ways:
* Extremely high volatile oil levels. Why does this matter? Because the
volatile oil is the component within the tea that yields the medicinal benefits.
The higher the volatile oil level, the greater the medicinal value.
* Whole fennel seed size. Other teabag brands use "teabag cut" herbs,
which are very finely milled. This is so the tea will flow through teabag
machines. But, the more finely you cut an herb, the more volatile oil is
released and dissipated, and the weaker the final cup of brewed tea will be.
(We actually customized our own teabag machines so that we could run whole seed
fennel through our machines.)
* Special jumbo-size teabags, which give an average of two to three
times more tea per bag as other brands.
* USDA certified organic. This means, among other things, that our herbs
are guaranteed free of: pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, GMO (genetically
modified organisms), preservatives, additives, irradiation, and there is no
Organic materials and processing are significantly more expensive. But, our tea
prices are actually significantly less expensive than non-organic brands.
In addition, a comprehensive review of 97 published studies (published as the
"State of Science Review" by The Organic Center) comparing the nutritional
quality of organic and conventional foods has shown that organic plants contain
higher levels of 8 of 11 nutrients studied, including significantly greater
concentrations of the health-promoting polyphenols and antioxidants. This review
concluded that organically grown plants are 25% more nutrient dense, on
average, than conventionally grown plants.
* Packed in very generous quantities, as this tea is meant to be used
daily for IBS symptoms. We offer 45 Fennel Tummy Teabags per canister. This is
3-4 times more teabags per container than other brands, which means you
will have enough tea on hand to use it regularly, which is how it works best for
The end result? Fennel Tummy Tea is exponentially stronger and more
effective, and a better value, than other brands.
Fennel Tummy Tea is the only brand of medicinal strength fennel tea for IBS
we're aware of, and one sip is all it takes to tell the difference.
It isn't enough to get a great value for your IBS treatments - you have to also
get great results. For bloating, gas, and abdominal pain, Fennel Tummy Tea
Brew Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ Organic Fennel as teabags or as loose tea; for
the loose tea, use any type of tea strainer, tea ball, or tea press. Brew with
boiling water, but do not actually boil the teabags or loose tea in water as
this can destroy its volatile oils, and thus its effectiveness. Fennel tea (like
all of Heather's Tummy Teas™) is naturally caffeine-free, as it does not contain
any actual tea leaves (tea is a specific plant, even though other herbal drinks
are commonly called "teas"). The stronger you brew this tea the more effective
it will be. Lightly crushing the seeds before brewing them with hot water will
increase their strength. The teabags are unbleached and organic-suitable.
Fennel tea can be sweetened with a little honey or plain sugar if you wish but I
also think it's delicious plain. It can be chilled into iced tea, but remember
that ice-cold beverages on an empty stomach can trigger GI spasms, whereas the
heat in hot teas is in and of itself a muscle relaxant. The stronger the fennel
tea, the more pronounced its beneficial effects on your digestion, so don't be
afraid to make a dark brew!