***We use the entire sheep sorrel plant, including the roots, in our formula! It's 65% root.***

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Essiac Tea Myths and Misconceptions

There are so many essiac tea myths and misconceptions. Read on to learn about essiac tea myths and what the real truth is.


Myth #1:  Essiac tea needs to be stored in amber bottles. 

Truth:  Essiac tea is stored in your refrigerator, where it is dark! Therefore it doesn't matter whether essiac is stored in an amber bottle or a clear one.

Myth #2:  Essiac tea needs to be boiled twice. 

Truth:  Our essiac tea is formulated as according to Rene Caisse, and she created the formula so that it only needs to be boiled once.


Myth #3:  After brewing essiac, it's ok to strain the herbs. 

Truth:  The herbs themselves contain medicinal properties. It is similar to the idea of having orange juice or eating the whole orange. You'd miss out on some of the health benefits from only drinking the juice and never eating the entire fruit. This is why you should ingest the essiac herbs.


Myth #4: Essiac has 4 herbs.

Truth: Eight herb essiac is actually the formula that Rene Caisse and Dr. Brusch found worked best in their research. Click here to read more about 4-herb versus 8-herb essiac.


Myth #5:  Essiac must be stopped if you are receive chemo or radiation.

Truth:  Essiac tends to help symptoms of chemo or radiation. It will not interfere with the outcome of those treatments. However, chemo and radiation can dilute the potency of essiac. Due to this, we suggest taking 6 oz. of essiac each dose rather than 3 oz. while undergoing these treatments.


Myth #6:  You should take a break from essiac from time to time.

Truth:  There is no scientific reason to take a break from a natural product like this. However, if you are pleased with the state of your health and desire no further improvements, switch to the maintenance dose rather than the aggressive dose.


Myth #7:  If you only have a small health problem (such as mild headaches) you don't need to take the aggressive dose.

Truth:  There are two levels of dose: maintenance and aggressive. The maintenance dose is for people who wish to maintain their health (Maintain='stay the same.') The aggressive dose is for everyone else.

Now That We've Dispelled the Essiac Tea Myths,
It's Time to Order Some!



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