1. Bring 17 oz. of spring water to a boil.
2. Add 1/2 oz. (14g) of the essiac herbs blend. Please weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale to ensure you have the correct amount (A very rough approximation is 1/8 cup if you use a dry measurement cup).
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3. Simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Cover the pan partially to reduce evaporation.
4. Turn the heat off, cover the pan, and leave the mixture sitting at room temperature for twelve hours.
5. The following day, stir the tea and funnel into a clean spring water gallon container. Refrigerate.
It is not recommended that you strain the herbs. The herbs increase the efficacy level of the tea--it's best to leave them in the tea. Since they are powdered herbs, this is perfectly safe and healthy.
Do not brew essiac tea more than two weeks ahead: after that, spoilage may result and the tea may not be as effective. Shake the container vigorously before pouring your pet's dosages.
Giving Essiac Tea to your Pet
There are various ways to administer essiac tea to your pet. For most pets, the easiest thing to do is to mix the tea with a liquid. Water will work if your pet isn't averse to the taste of essiac tea, but you might need to use a liquid that's more enticing to your pet to get him to take the tea. You may need to feed your pet using an eye dropper, syringe or turkey baster, depending on the size of your animal. Because it is recommended that your pet (like people) take the tea one hour before or two hours after a meal, you may want to stick to the liquid method. However, many have had success with essiac by mixing it in their pet's food. If that is your only option to get the animal to take it, be assured that taking essiac with food is much better than not taking it at all.
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