Heather's Tummy Tea Fennel | Best for IBS Bloating & Gas
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 the present. Today, the only fennel tea specifically formulated for a high volatile oil content and medicinal strength for people with IBS is organic Heather's Tummy Tea.
The mild licorice-flavored (though unrelated to the actual licorice plant) herb is native to the Mediterranean, it was known to the ancient Greeks, and was 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 Spain to India to Italy. If you've ever been offered pastel candy-colored seeds after a meal in an Indian restaurant, that was fennel.
Fennel is naturally caffeine-free, has anti-spasmodic properties, and it stimulates the production of gastric juices. It's useful for gastrointestinal and menstrual cramps, heartburn, diarrhea, colic, stomachaches, and indigestion.
Fennel is considered a carminative, which means it prevents the formation of gas, and aids in its expulsion.
Heather's Tummy Tea ~ Organic Fennel is exceptionally beneficial for IBS bloating and gas. Drinking the tea every day will actually help prevent IBS bloating and gas in the first place, but if you're already suffering from these very common Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms fennel will help relieve them.
Lightly crushing the fennel seeds before brewing them with hot water will increase their strength, but this isn't essential. The whole seeds can also simply be chewed, though they tend to get caught in my teeth so I prefer the tea. Fennel Tummy Tea can also be combined with Peppermint Tummy Tea for a brew with multiple IBS benefits.