Three herbs combine in this tea to relieve the infant who suffers digestive discomfort in the form of gas, bloating, intestinal spasm, and pain.
FENNEL SEED - is a specific for colic in infants. It has the ability to address weakness in digestion, gas and bloating, spasms, hiccups, and constipation.
CATNIP LEAF & FLOWER - relaxes spasms of intestinal smooth muscle. It is especially useful for the colicky infant who expresses his discomfort by drawing up his legs for relief. Anxiety and pain in the stomach, gas and bloating, hiccups, and belching are addressed by Catnip leaf & flower. One contraindication in the literature cautions extended use in children as creating an almost narcotic effect.
CHAMOMILE FLOWER (GERMAN) - may be useful for painful colic that produces whining.
SOURCE: Matthew Woods' The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants
BOTANICAL SAFETY INFORMATION
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.
Catnip Leaf & Flower, Nepeta cataria, organic
Avoid during pregnancy.
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.
This product is certified organic.