What is essiac?

What is essiac exactly? Essiac (Pronounced: the letter "S", the letter "E" and "ACK" like in "yak") is a popular alternative treatment used for a variety of purposes worldwide. Essiac is an herbal formula consisting of the following eight herbs: blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, red clover, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, turkey rhubarb root, and watercress. The essiac formula was first used by the Ojibwas, and an Ojibway medicine man gave Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse, the formula in 1892.

True essiac blends should be harvested, powdered or pulverized, and mixed in a particular manner. Essiac is used by those suffering from cancer, diabetes, immune problems, respiratory problems, neurological disorders, and other conditions.

The formula we carry is the eight herb essiac formula tested by Dr. Charles Brusch and Caisse in the 1960's. Click on the link to read more about the eight herbs that make up the essiac formula: what is essiac?

Each of the eight herbs in the formula is reported to have cleansing and detoxifying properties in the body. The herbs are also supportive of the body's immune system. Each herb is healing in it's own right, but they may have a synergistic effect on cancerous tumors when taken together in the proper ratios. The ratios for the eight herb essiac formula is not public knowledge. There is a four herb "essiac" formula that is public knowledge, but because the original essiac contained eight herbs, we do not recommend that you take a four herb essiac tea. We believe that eight herb essiac is superior.

Click on the link to learn more about eight herb essiac, Rene Caisse, and Dr. Charles Brusch.