When eating a larger-than-usual meal or a particularly rich one, finish your dining experience with a warm cup of After Dinner Tea. The herbs in it combine to improve circulation to the digestive system, stimulate digestion, aid in the breakdown of fats and oils, relieve gas build up and spasms in the intestines, and to reduce headache and drowsiness that can result from being too full.
DILL SEED - helps break up gas.
FENNEL SEED - stimulates the appetite and digestion, settles the stomach reducing the likelihood of nausea, vomiting, and indigestion, and relieves hiccups, gas, and bloating.
BASIL LEAF (SWEET) - also stimulates the appetite and digestion and settles the stomach. Additionally, it helps remove "stagnant food" and aids the body in removing toxins stored in the fat.
PEPPERMINT LEAF - is an herb with several benefits to offer the digestive system. It stimulates digestion and helps reduce the possibility of food fermenting in the stomach. It helps relieve nausea and prevent heartburn, belching, hiccups, gas, and bloating. Overall, Peppermint leaf, by supporting digestion, may help prevent the headache and drowsiness that can occur when sluggish digestion meets a large meal.
SAFFLOWER FLOWER - has a very supportive effect on sluggish liver. Safflower flower also improves blood flow to the digestive system, thus aiding in stimulating appetite and digestion. It helps relieve gas, bloating, and heartburn.
CHAMOMILE FLOWER - helps ease digestive upset caused by stress.
SAGE LEAF - Easing conditions of gas, bloating, and indigestion, and assisting in the digestion of fats and oils, Sage leaf also helps encourage a weak appetite.
SOURCES: Matthew Woods' The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants, Peter Holmes' The Energetics of Western Herbs
BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION
Dill Seed, Anethum graveolens, organic
Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid if allergic to members of the Apiaceae family (carrot family). May lower blood sugar. Use with caution if diabetic and monitor blood sugar levels. May lower thyroid hormone levels. Avoid with hypothyroidism. Possible interaction with lithium.
Fennel Seed, Foeniculum vulgare, organic
Avoid use of Fennel seed alcohol liquid extracts and Fennel seed essential oil during pregnancy or lactation. Avoid if allergic to members of the Apiaceae family (carrot family). Fennel seed might increase the risk of bleeding or bruising. Avoid with bleeding disorders. Avoid with Cipro. Avoid with birth control pills. Avoid with hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. Avoid with Tamoxifen. Not for long-term use.
Basil Leaf (Sweet), Ocimum basilicum, organic
Avoid during pregnancy. Use with caution if diabetic and monitor blood sugar levels.
Peppermint Leaf, Mentha piperita, organic
Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid with gastroesophageal reflux or with a hiatal hernia. Avoid with significant gastrointestinal inflammation or gastrointestinal ulcers. Co-administration of iron-fortified bread and Peppermint leaf tea reduced absorption of the iron by 84%.
Safflower Flower, Carthamus tinctorius, organic
Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use with bleeding disorders, hemorrhagic diseases, or peptic ulcers. Not for use with anticoagulant medication.
Chamomile Flower (German), Matricaria recutita (M. chamomilla), organic
Avoid if allergic to members of the Asteraceae family (composites). Avoid with blood thinning medication. Co-administration of iron-fortified bread and Chamomile flower tea reduced absorption of the iron by 47%. Use of Chamomile flower as a highly-concentrated hot tea is noted as emetic. One authority advises against daily use.
Sage Leaf, Salvia officinalis, organic
Avoid during pregnancy or lactation. Not for long term use; do not exceed recommended dose. Standard dose: 3.0 to 12.0 grams of dried leaf as a tea.
This product is certified organic.