Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ Peppermint
For IBS pain, spasms, cramps.
Calms and relaxes the gut. Rapid relief!
* Loose tea or unbleached jumbo tea bags!
* Ingredients: organic peppermint leaf
* High volatile oil content ~ Very large leaf
* Certified organic by QAI, kosher certified
* Grown in Washington/Oregon
* Volatile Oil: 3.0% - our highest ever!
* Naturally caffeine-free, gluten-free
Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ A Medical Food for the Dietary Management of
Peppermint is a cooling, calming herb that, through dietary management, helps
relieve the symptoms of IBS. Clinical studies have shown that peppermint is
exceptionally beneficial for IBS abdominal pain and spasms, diarrhea,
and urgency (it will not cause or worsen constipation).
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™ ~ Organic Peppermint is unique because it is specially
formulated to contain a very large leaf size and the highest possible volatile
oil content (both factors are integral to the quality and potency of
peppermint). We carefully select our peppermint from the most recent possible
harvest date, it is processed for minimal volatile oil dissipation, and it is
packed to stay as fresh as possible. It is the volatile oils in peppermint that
make it so effective for the dietary management of IBS symptoms.
Our peppermint is certified organic and is guaranteed to be the freshest,
strongest, and most delicious peppermint tea available! If you're used to
drinking peppermint tea from store-bought tea bags, you'll find the difference
in strength and taste of Heather's Tummy Tea™ nothing short of astonishing.The
high potency and quality of Heather's Tummy Tea™ will be tremendously helpful
for your gut, with a very noticeable soothing effect on your GI tract.
Menthol and methyl salicylate are the main active ingredients of peppermint.
Internally, they have anti-spasmodic actions, with calming effects on the
muscles of the stomach, intestinal tract, and uterus. They also have powerful
analgesic (pain-killing) properties.
There is a world of difference between Heather's Tummy
Teas and typical store brands. Typical peppermint 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 Peppermint 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.
* Very large leaf size (cut and sift grade, the largest cut available in
the organic market). 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 large leaf peppermint through our
* 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 36 Peppermint 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
The end result? Peppermint Tummy Tea is exponentially stronger and more
effective, and a better value, than other brands.
Peppermint Tummy Tea is the only brand of medicinal strength peppermint 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 IBS pain, spasms, and cramps Peppermint Tummy Tea offers
Peppermint tea is extremely useful for IBS cramps and relieving painful
abdominal spasms. Peppermint is anti-bacterial, increases gastric juices, and
helps relieves gas and nausea. Peppermint also contains essential oils that
stimulate the gallbladder to secrete its store of bile, which the body uses to
digest fats. This makes Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ Organic Peppermint a wonderful
digestive aid for heavy meals. It also improves the function of the muscles that
line the stomach and intestines, relieves diarrhea (it will not cause
or worsen constipation), and has a calming, numbing effect on the entire GI
Brew Heather's Tummy Tea™ ~ Organic Peppermint just as you would brew tea bags
or loose tea; for 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.
Peppermint 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").
Peppermint 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 peppermint tea, the more pronounced its beneficial effects on your
digestion, so don't be afraid to make a dark brew! Peppermint is classified as
GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA - there are no limitations on its
use as a daily digestive aid.