Heather's Tummy Tea Organic Fennel Extra Large Tea Bags - 45 Tea Bags
Heather's Tummy Tea Organic Fennel is a medical food for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 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.
Heather's Tummy Tea Organic 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. 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.
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 Teas 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.
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. (They actually customized their own teabag machines so that they could run whole seed fennel through their 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 their 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, their 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. They 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 IBS.
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 they'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 offers both.
"What does it mean that Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is certified organic?"
Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is certified organic and therefore uses:
Organic certification guarantees that our fennel is harvested with:
good ecology - enriched soil, less soil erosion
harvested through farming which respects the environment
traceability of each batch demonstrated from the fields to the customer
organic certified farming/harvesting
organic certified manufacturing and packaging
USDA organic certified
organic certified by Quality Assurance International
"Certified organic" refers to agricultural products that have been grown and processed according to strict uniform standards, verified annually by independent state or private organizations. These organizations' certifying seals are your guarantee that Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel has been third-party certified organic.
Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is certified organic right from the fields. After harvest, the fennel is assigned its organic identification, which follows the fennel through the entire packing and shipping process. This organic traceability is carried directly through to our customers by our certifying agency, Quality Assurance International. Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is also USDA organic certified.
"Is Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel kosher?"
Yes, Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is certified kosher. The certifying authority is the Va'ad Harabanim of Greater Seattle. Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel is not kosher for Passover.
Fennel's documented use goes back to ancient China, and the plant is mentioned in virtually every European work on herbal medicines from ancient times to modern day. The mild licorice-flavored seeds (though unrelated to the actual licorice plant) are native to the Mediterranean, were known to the ancient Greeks, and were spread throughout Europe by Imperial Rome. In the 1st century A.D. Pliny attributed 22 healing properties to fennel. According to Chaucer, the 14th century English poet, fennel was one of the nine holy herbs of the Anglo-Saxons.
The United States once listed fennel as an official drug to be used for digestive problems, and today the herb is still used daily as an after-dinner digestive aid from India to Italy to Spain. Fennel is classified as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA - there are no limitations on its use as a daily digestive aid. Fennel is so safe it's even used to treat infants with colic.
About Heather's Tummy Care
Heather's Tummy Care was founded in 2001. It's owned and operated by Heather & Company for IBS, LLC. Heather Van Vorous, an IBS sufferer since age 9, is the company founder, CEO, and author of the two best-selling IBS books in North America, Eating for IBS and the First Year: IBS. Her husband, William Van Vorous, is the company COO. They are dedicated to serving people with IBS. Their mission is to offer education, support, and help that allows people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to successfully manage their symptoms through simple, safe and effective lifestyle changes.