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 Specs * 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 IBS Peppermint is a cooling, calming herb that, through dietary management, helps relieve the symptoms of IBS. Clinical studies have shown that peppermint isexceptionally 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 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 animal testing. 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 for IBS. 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 both. 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 tract. 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.