This anti-acid stomach relief formula combines the best herbal extracts known to soothe irritated mucous membranes of the digestive system and provides relief from stomach ulcers.
TUMMEASE™ is a skillful combination of some of the best herbs and herbal extracts traditionally used to soothe irritated mucous membranes of the digestion and elimination systems.
This group of herbs have also been historically used for generations as natural antacids. These herbs do not have the extreme high alkalinity or pH commonly found in over-the counter antacid preparations. These over-the-counter products often exhibit a rebound effect because they destroy the stomachs natural acids. Symptoms of indigestion such as low stomach acidity often mimic the same symptoms as excess acidity. Many nutritionally oriented physicians believe that low stomach acidity makes it virtually impossible to digest certain combinations of food. This may be a main cause of indigestion rather than the belief that there is a malfunction in the bodys acid production. In other words, our stomach may be responding correctly to incorrect food combinations or to food overloads. The natural ingredients in TUMMEASE™ have been used world wide to treat digestive problems such as ulcers, diverticulitis, spastic colon, colitis, etc.
TUMMEASE™ contains Slippery Elm, Marshmallow Root, Guar Gum, Okra, Arrowroot, Yarrow, Fennel and Jamaican Ginger.
Now, lets look at these ingredients in detail!
SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus fulva) is a food from the inner bark of the slippery elm tree. It was used by the American Indians and pioneers. It was historically classified as a demulcent and emollient (protects and soothes), a nutrient and a cough agent. It was considered excellent for any inflammation or ulceration of the stomach and small intestine, diarrhea and colitis. Slippery elm was often made into a gruel which was said to be very high in nutritional value and was able to be digested even by the weakest stomachs.
MARSHMALLOW ROOT (Althae officinalis) is another highly mucilaginous herb (15- 20% mucilage). Marshmallow was historically classified as demulcent (internal soothing agent), a diuretic, an emollient (external soothing agent) and vulnerary (helps heal wounds and cuts). Marshmallow root was considered excellent for gastritis (inflamed stomach), gastric or peptic ulcers, enteritis (inflammation of the lining of the small intestine), inflammation of the mouth or throat, for coughs and mucus, as well as inflammation in the urinary tract system.
GUAR GUM (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) is a member of the legume or bean family. Guar gum is one of the most mucilaginous herbs known. It has five to eight times the thickening power of starch. It is completely soluble in both cold and hot water. Experimental research indicates that it may be able to lower blood fat levels.
OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus) is another highly mucilaginous herb used as both a food and experimentally as a blood plasma extender, according to certain research. Okra has natural alkaline, calcium and potassium salts, as well as chlorophyll. It is very easy to digest for sensitive stomachs while its natural alkaline salts may help neutralize excess acids.
ARROWROOT (Maranta arundinacea) consists of the white starch grains derived from the rhizomes of the maranta plant of tropical America and the West Indies. It is classified as a demulcent. It is non-irritating and nutritive. It was historically considered beneficial to infants and the convalescents as it was easily digested, especially in bowel complaints. Natives used whole crushed arrowroot plant as an antipoison for wounds caused by poisoned arrows.
YARROW (Achillea millefolium), from the composite family was historically classified as a diaphoretic (increased perspiration), tonic, antipyretic (reduce fever), hypotensive (reduce blood pressure), astringent (firmed tissues, stopped discharges), diuretic (increased flow of urine and thus purified blood), and a urinary antiseptic. Yarrow was considered especially good for the common cold, fever, high blood pressure, absence of menstrual flow, diarrhea, blood clots, and bleeding. Yarrow was said to regulate the liver and tone the mucus membranes of the digestive system.
YARROW, AS WELL AS CHAMOMILE, IS IN THE RAGWEED FAMILY AND ANYONE SEVERELY ALLERGIC TO RAGWEED SHOULD AVOID YARROW.
FENNEL (Foeniculum vulgare) was historically thought to be a natural carminative (relieve gas), anti-inflammatory (reduce inflammation), anti-bacterial, diuretic and antacid. It was said to reduce indigestion and gas. Also, it was thought to favorably influence the liver and stomach secretion.
JAMAICAN GINGER (Zingiber officinale) was traditionally said to be one of the best stimulant and carminative herbs for relieving intestinal gas and cramping. It also was said to help nausea, sea sickness, motion sickness and indigestion.