What is essiac exactly? Essiac (Pronounced: the letter "S", the letter "E" and "ACK" like in "yak") is a popular herbal tea 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 essiac is designed to clean out the body in order to get it back to it's pristine state. It is in this state that the body's magical healing abilities can shine through. Think about it - when you cut your finger, as long as you keep it clean it heals, right? The body is self-healing in most instances. It is only when it gets overwhelmed and bogged down that it cannot heal.
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.
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.
We don't advise using capsules or tinctures as in our experience the results have not been as good with those products. We also don't recommend you purchase pre-brewed tea unless you have tons of money to burn--it tends to cost 8-10 times as much as our tea. And ours only takes 10 minutes once every 2 weeks to make!