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Herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to improve people's health. This ancient medicine can be a great way to improve health or maintain good health. It's a great option to use when possible, considering that most forms of herb based medicines have fewer negative side effects than traditional drugs and medications have.
Keep in mind that herbs are not to be taken lightly - herbal medicine can be very powerful stuff. Please make sure you do your research before combining herbs with drugs, both over-the-counter and prescription. Some herbal medicines should be taken on an empty stomach, while others work best when taken with food. Some herbs interact with food, alcohol or recreational drugs. Be sure to respect these potentially powerful substances, and be mindful to take the appropriate dose for your size and condition.
Essiac tea herbs is one of the many herb-based medicines out there. It has been used in Canada to treat people with cancer since the early 1900s. After that time, it's use spread throughout North America and eventually the entire world. The eight herbs that make up essiac can help boost the functioning of the organs in the body by eliminating toxins. And once those toxins are eliminated, that's when the body's own immune system will really shine.
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1. High Blood Pressure
2. Chronic Fatigue
3. Chronic Pain
6. Kidney and Bladder problems
8. Liver Problems
9. Colon Trouble
10. Sinus Trouble
12. Pneumonia and Chest Colds
13. High Cholesterol
Essiac tea has not been tested or proven to be effective in treating the above conditions. This is because essiac tea is a blend of herbs, not a drug, and therefore cannot be FDA approved.
However, the eight essiac herbs all are believed to have particular properties that may be beneficial to health. You can read a brief description of some of these beneficial properties here. While each herb on it's own can be a form of herbal medicine, anecdotally the essiac formula appears to have a larger benefit in combination than any individual herb does on it's own.
If you would like to do further research on the eight essiac herbs, or research herb-based medicine in general, you might find this site helpful: Research herb-based medicine.