Premium Organic Ingredients
- Burdock Root Organic (Arctium lappa) (cut into small pieces)
- Powdered Sheep Sorrel Organic (Rumex acetosella)
- Powdered Slippery Elm inner bark Organic (Ulmus fulva)
- Powdered Indian Rhubarb root Organic (Rheum Officinale)
Water: Use distilled water or filtered water (reverse osmoses + active carbon filter) or water from an iceberg.
Mix 1 and 1/2 quarts of water to every ounce of the dry mixture and boil it up in a stainless steel, lidded pot. After boiling hard for 10 minutes, turn off the heat, scrape down the sides of the pot, and stir well. Let the pot sit for 10-12 hours. To preserve a supply, you must sterilize the implements and reheat the liquid until it is steaming hot, but not boiling. Strain the mixture and put it in bottles. The caps of the bottle are tightened and then set aside to cool. Bottles can be kept in a dark and cool place.
Once the bottles are opened, they should be refrigerated, but not frozen.
The final product looks somewhat like apple cider or light honey and has a mild, earthy aroma and a flavor that some patients refer to as "punk"—a little like dry, decayed wood.
- Before ingesting the Essiac, shake the bottle vigorously. There will be some sediment in it.
- Mix 2 ounces of Essiac tea liquid with 2 ounces of pure distilled water, heat it, and sip it at least
1 hour before eating and 2-3 hours after eating ("between meals").
- Refrain from food or drink for 1 hour after taking it.
- Allow at least 3 hrs. to elapse between using Essiac and any prescr*iption drug or treatment.
Essiac, a harmless herbal tea, was used by Canadian nurse Rene Caisse to treat thousands of cancer patients from the 1920s until her death in 1978 at the age of ninety. Refusing payment for her services, instead accepting only voluntary contributions, the Bracebridge, Ontario, nurse brought remissions to hundreds of documented cases, many abandoned as "hopeless" or "terminal" by orthodox medicine. She aided countless more in prolonging life and relieving pain. Caisse obtained remarkable results against a wide variety of cancers, treating persons by administering Essiac through hypodermic injection or oral ingestion.
The formula for the herbal remedy was given to Caisse in 1922 by a hospital patient whose Breast Cancer had been healed by an Ontario Indian medicine man. Essiac came within just three votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament in 1938. Over the years, many prominent physicians voiced their support for the efficacy of Caisse's medicine. For example, Dr. Charles Brusch-a founder of the prestigious Brusch Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a former physician to President John F. Kennedy-declared that "Essiac has merit in the treatment of cancer" and revealed that he cured his own cancer with it. In a notarized statement made on April 6, 1990, Dr. Brusch testified, "I endorse this therapy even today for I have in fact cured my own cancer, the original site of which was the lower bowels, through Essiac alone."
The principal herbs in Essiac include burdock root, turkey rhubarb root (Indian rhubarb), sheep sorrel, and slippery elm bark. Burdock root, a key active ingredient, is also a major ingredient of the Hoxsey herbal remedy. As discussed in the chapter on the Hoxsey therapy, two Hungarian scientists in 1966 reported "considerable antitumor activity. in a purified fraction of burdock.1
In addition, Japanese scientists at Nagoya University in 1984 discovered burdock contains a new type of desmutagen, a substance uniquely capable of reducing cell mutation either in the absence or in the presence of metabolic activation. So important is this property, the Japanese researchers named it the B-factor, for "burdock factor."2 Another herb in Essiac, turkey rhubarb root, was demonstrated to have antitumor activity in the sarcoma-37 animal test system.
At the time of writing, there were no well-known drug interactions with herbs used in Essiac Tea.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Those seeking treatment for a specific disease should consult a qualified physician prior to using our products.