When it comes to human wellbeing, the ancient physician Hippocrates (460 BC - 370 BC) summed it up succinctly: "All disease begins in the gut." Unfortunately, in our busy modern age, gut health too often falls to the wayside. Our busy lives mean many of us rely too much on foods we know aren't good for us. In America alone, more than 50 million people eat fast food every single day - a staggering number to say the least.
With meals-on-the-go a reality for so many of us, what to do? Drink herbal tea! Belly Be Calm, a luscious, flavorful concoction of premium herbs and flowers was blended to combat the problem. The blend, a smorgasbord of ingredients selected for their purported ability to aid digestion and soothe the gut, hits all the right notes.
We start with peppermint, prized as a digestive aid by Native Americans for millennia. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, peppermint "calms the muscles of the stomach and improves the flow of bile, which the body uses to digest fats." Belly Becalm also incorporates cinnamon, cardamom, lemon balm and ginger, a collection of herbs said to aid digestion, by Ayurvedic practitioners. Rounding out the blend are antioxidant rich licorice, fennel and Burdock root, all considered to be digestive powerhouses by adherents of traditional medicine.
The next time your stomach is rumbling, and it isn't from hunger, grab the kettle, pour yourself a cup and settle in for a dose of calming comfort. Here's to Hippocrates.
Brewing Instructions: Warm the cup/pot with hot water. Pour freshly drawn boiling water over 1 rounded teaspoon (2.5 g) of leaves per cup and steep for 5 minutes. Enjoy!