Heather"s Tummy Tea Organic Fennel for IBS is a medical food for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms. Clinical studies have shown that fennel, as part of the diet, helps regulate contractions of the small intestine and aids gas expulsion. Fennel relaxes the gut to relieve spasms of the GI tract. 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. Packed in very generous quantities 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. This tea is uniquely formulated to contain a high volatile oil content and whole seed size (integral to the quality and potency of fennel). Our fennel is carefully selected from the most recent possible harvest date, processed for minimal volatile oil dissipation, and packed to stay as fresh as possible. Its the volatile oils in fennel that make it so effective for the dietary management of IBS symptoms, particularly bloating and gas. Certified organic and 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 astonishing. Fennel is classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA. Brew just as you would brew loose tea using any type of large tea strainer. Brew with freshly boiled hot water, but do not boil the herb in water as this destroys its volatile oils, and thus its effectiveness. The stronger you brew the tea the more effective it will be. This is a medical food for the dietary management of IBS symptoms and intended to be used under a physician"s supervision. Certified organic and kosher. Contains no gluten, preservatives, or caffeine.