Have you ever heard of a herbal tea that has been said to fight diseases by building your immune system? If the answer is no, then in this article I will explain what is Essiac tea good for. There are a lot of amazing Essiac tea benefits from detoxing, immune support to treating cancer.
The first time I’ve heard about Essiac tea, after watching the documentary series “The Truth About Cancer” hosted by Ty and Charlene Bollinger. I was very curious about this “mysterious tea” that no one really talks about, so I started doing my research.
I found out a lot of useful information, that made me sad, if I only knew this 5 month ago, maybe my father-in-law would be still with us.
The History Of Essiac Tea
Essiac tea is an ancient recipe used by Native Americans who populated Canada and the northern United States.
In 1922 the tea formula was given to the Canadian nurse Rene Caisse( Essiac is Caisse spelled backward) by a patient who had breast cancer and has been treated with Essiac tonic.
In 1924 Ms. Caisse decided to test the tea on her aunt who had stomach cancer and was given 6 months to live. After testing this natural cancer treatment her aunt lived for another 21 years, cancer free.
Nurse Cassie improved and perfected the original medicine formula that was given to her by a patient. She tested several herbal combinations on laboratory mice and human cancer patients.
Rene continued to use Essiac tea with cancer patients and opened the cancer clinic in Ontario in 1934, where she gave essiac tonic to her patients completely free of charge.
Rene Caisse dedicated over fifty years of her life to treating cancerous patients with Essiac.
Why Essiac Tea Should Be Part Of Your Cancer Program?
Natural, organic and not expensive herbs such as Essiac tea have great promises to treat chronic diseases and cancer. Essiac tea is a mixture of roots, leaves, and bark.
Essiac tea enhances immune function. It strengthens the immune system an improves its ability to respond to infection. It also eliminates toxins and its a pain reliever to anyone who is suffering from chronic diseases.
It’s not only anticancer treatment, but it also used to treat gastrointestinal problems, diabetes, and even AIDS.
The data from the study in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that Essiac tea possesses potent antioxidant and DNA-protective activity, to key properties common to natural anti-cancer agents.
Does Essiac Tea Fight Cancer & Inflammation
Essiac tea is a blend of 4 different herbs:
- Sheep Sorel sometimes called sourgrass is antioxidant, diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-tumor astringent. Sheep sorrel and its roots break apart tumors and prevent metastasis. It’s the most important herb in the Essiac formula. Which is 35 % of Essiac tea, at least 10% of it should include roots.
- Burdock Root contains multiple antioxidants that protect cells in the body. It removes toxins from the bloodstream. Burdock root significantly interfered with cancer cell growth. 50% of Essiac formula.
- Slippery Elm Bark it’s 10% of Essiac formula. It is rich in mucilage, a spongy, slippery fiber that has soothing and nutritive properties.
- Turkey Rhubarb Root is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial astringent. Contains 5% of Essiac formula. Garden Rhubarb shouldn’t be substituted for Turkey Rhubarb.
120 g dried Burdock Root
80 g dried powdered Sheep Sorel, harvested with the roots
20 g powdered Slippery Elm Bark
5 g powdered Turkish Rhubarb root
Cautions About Essiac Tea
The Essiac tea has been effective and helped thousands of people over the last century. The herbs are safe and typically well-tolerated.
For those who are taking anticoagulant therapy/drug, consult your doctor, this tea contains constituents which may affect blood clotting. Advise your physician that you are taking this tea.
All diabetics should closely monitor their blood sugar closely while on this tea. Some ingredients in this tea can affect the way glucose and insulin are taken up in the cell and utilizes.
Consult with your physician if you had a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). This tea stimulates many of the digestive organs and processes.
You may want to avoid essiac tea if you have a brain tumor or tumors that are pushing on a major blood supply or an organ.
My Experience Trying Essiac Tea
Learning more and more about Essiac tea, reading successful stories, testimonials from people who treated themselves from different diseases made me excited so I decided to try it too.
I had a very strange pain in my throat for a month, it wasn’t a cold/a flu sore throat. It was only painful on the left side when I swallow, and if I eat something hard it didn’t feel like its going down smooth.
I was very afraid that it might be something very serious but I was scared going to the doctor, instead, I decided to take Essiac tea. I made a tea according to the directions on the package and tried taking maintenance dosage.
To be honest, the taste isn’t the best, my husband liked it (but he is a weird dude;). However, after taking tea for a few weeks now I got used to the taste and it doesn’t really bother me anymore. But the more important, I notice the difference on my throat. A miracle didn’t happen yet, but the pain is 60% gone.
How To Make Essiac Tea
- In a stainless steel, pot boil 1 gallon fresh spring or distilled water.
- Stir in 4 oz of tea (by weight), cover pot.
- Boil 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir. Cover and let it sit for 12 hours at room temperature.
- Stir, cover and bring it to boil. Remove from heat.
- Strain through a fine mesh or cottage cheesecloth. Funnel liquid into clean glass bottle and cap.
- Refrigerate. The mixture will stay fresh 2-3 weeks if refrigerated.
Daily serving size 4 oz of tea + 4 oz of boiled water. Drink daily on empty stomach, preferably before bed.
Pregnant women consult your physician.
Should use only stainless steel utensils when making this tea.
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Note: This post is meant for educational purposes only. The content of this article isn’t intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness or disease.