We love our standard Tummy Tea. It has gotten me through many years of “being allergic to Western Civilization,” and has given both of us solace through everything from stomach flu to food poisoning.
However, turmeric is a problem for us. I love the strange orange root that dyes EVERYTHING yellow or orange. I even consider it a badge, of sorts, when my fingers are yellow for days after shredding it. There are a couple of problems with it, though. The first is that keeping it in stock is really hard for us. Whether we are looking for organic root, or willing to settle for non-organic, it is rarely in our local stores. Online I can only find it as a powder, or as whole or sliced dried root. The slices are too large to use for tea, and even pruning shears have issues with cutting it up once dried. We’ve destroyed a number of grinders trying to find a solution. The second issue is that we know our ‘Tummy Tea’ is pricey. The fact that we have to deal with the turmeric ourselves, and have to buy the whole root from from grocery stores, means that we do not have much of an option there.
So, we decided to create a tea for stomach issues that would still be effective, but would not involve turmeric.
After some testing of various combinations of herbs, we created ‘Serene Stomach.’
It contains Peppermint and Ginger to assist with nausea, gas, indigestion, and a series of other intestinal complaints. We used Hawthorn as a base for the flavour, and also because being stomach-sick causes stress, which makes your heart unhappy, which… makes the whole experience worse. Peppermint is also a mild stimulant, and is one of the suggested replacements for coffee, so this tea can help you to find some of your get-up-and-go when nausea has made it difficult.
Even if you are not a fan of the taste of ginger, the ratios we chose for this tea, and the inclusion of peppermint, gentles the intensity of it quite a bit.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Hawthorn, Peppermint, Ginger Root
Batch Size: 2.8 ounces (approximately 35-40 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Sample, Bag, Tin), Teabags (Single, Sample, Bag)
** I am not a doctor. The FDA (along with other governmental agencies) has not recognized any of this as fact. We do draw on science as well as tradition, but the path from research proving efficacy to formalized treatment is a long and complicated one. (Especially since plants can’t really be patented.) None of the information contained in these pages is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure disease from a medical standpoint.