This tea is derived from the renowned “Essiac tea” but improved upon in my honest opinion.
ESSIAC POWDER PLUS – Ingredients: Blessed Thistle, Burdock Root, Sea Moss, Slippery Elm, Turkish or Indian Rhubarb Root, Red Clover, Sheep Sorrel (including the root), Moringa Leaf, Turmeric Root, Black Seed
The powder formula needs to go through a 12-hour process for preparation as follows:
To prepare Essiac Tea:
- Boil 1-gallon fresh spring water in a stainless steel pot.
- Stir in 4 oz of tea (by weight *), cover pot.
- Boil 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir. Cover and let sit for a minimum 6 and up to 12 hours at room temperature.
- Stir, cover, and reheat. Remove from heat.
- Strain through a fine mesh colander. Funnel liquid into clean container and cap. Tighten cap after cooling.
- Refrigerate. Mixture will stay fresh for 2-3 weeks if refrigerated.
For smaller amounts: 1 oz of Essiac Plus Tea powder mixed into 32 oz of boiling water. Let cool for 12 hours and drink 2 oz twice per day.
Directions for drinking: Shake herbal tea to mix well. Add 2 fl oz tea to equal amount (2 fl oz) fresh spring or distilled water preferably cold. Drink 1-4 fl oz daily on an empty stomach, preferably before bedtime. Tea concoction can have lemon and or be sweetened to taste with desired sweetener
Essiac Tea is a timeless and traditional blend of potent herbs that have historically been used to promote one’s health and well-being. Essiac tea is an herbal tea claimed to kill cancer cells, stimulate immunity, and aid in the detoxification process.
Warning: Pregnant women, consult your physician. Should use only stainless steel utensils when preparing this tea.
NOTICE Of known side effects: This product contains Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum). Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because Rhubarb Root may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.
Slippery Elm should be taken with at least 250mL (8 oz.) of liquid. Orally administered drugs should be taken one hour prior to or several hours after consumption of slippery elm. The mucilage may slow the absorption of orally administered drugs.
Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Use with caution in persons with a history of kidney stones. Not for long-term use.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
WHERE DID ESSIAC TEA COME FROM
80 YEARS OLD Canadian nurse Rene M. Caisse held the only recipe, and she protected it until just before her death.
Caisse said the herbal recipe came from an English miner’s wife. The wife claimed a Native American healer from Ontario had cured her of breast cancer with the tea 20 years earlier. Caisse named the tea Essiac (the reverse spelling of her last name) and reportedly gave it to cancer patients for free.
Results of human studies completed in the 1970s were kept hidden. Some studies of the effect of Essiac on cancer cells in test tubes or in animals have been published, but no peer-reviewed journal has published any clinical trial of Essiac in humans. No research involving Essiac has been conducted on people with mesothelioma, either.
Caisse alleges she observed an 80% survival rate among all cancers with Essiac treatment. This claim has never been backed by records or scientific study.
The reality is that the four herb formula is an outdated formula that didn’t stand up in Rene Caisse’s research. Like many things, the original isn’t always the best. With new information, most products are improved over time, and essiac is no different.
However, those in-the-know always reach for eight herb essiac. The reason is, eight herb essiac contains the same four herbs in the same ratios as the four herb tea, but it also contains four additional herbs that were added during the time when Rene Caisse and Dr. Charles Brusch studied this formula from the years of 1959-1967. This work was performed at the Brusch Medical Research Center in Cambridge, MA
WHY POWDERED HERBS ARE BEST
Powdered herbs are made by crushing or pulverizing whole herbs. The resulting powdered herbs look like what you see inside a tea bag.
Powdered herbs make a more potent brew of tea. This is because there is more surface area on powdered herbs, which better allows the extracts to seep into the tea. Anything in powdered form mixes easier and more completely.
Furthermore, powdered herbs are tiny enough that they can be consumed along with the tea. This is beneficial because consuming the whole plant works better than just consuming the tea. When you consume the herb particles in addition to the tea itself (which is only possible when you brew with powdered herbs) your body will receive all of the beneficial compounds present in the herbs. In fact, we believe so strongly in the powdered form of of our tea and herbs that we only offer it this way.
Blessed Thistle. Blessed thistle is used for digestive problems such as gas, constipation, and upset stomach. This herb is also used to treat liver and gallbladder diseases.
Burdock Root. Burdock root is a mild diuretic. It increases the production of both urine and sweat, potentially making it useful in treating swelling and fever. Burdock root might play a role in preventing liver damage caused by alcohol, chemicals, or medications. Antioxidants such as burdock may protect body cells from damage caused by oxidation. This root contains compounds shown to promote blood circulation, improve skin texture and stabilize blood sugar
Sea Moss is a sea vegetable that is a concentrated source of minerals including: iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Kelp as a source of iodine assists in making thyroid hormones, which are necessary for maintaining normal metabolism in all cells of the body. This increases energy levels and helps make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight.
Red Clover. Red clover is a source of many valuable nutrients including: calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants). The isoflavones found in red clover have been studied for their effectiveness in treating some forms of cancer.
Sheep Sorrel including the root. Sheep sorrel with the root included is a rich source of oxalic acid, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, beta carotene, and vitamin C. This essiac tea ingredient is a mild diuretic, mild antiseptic, and a mild laxative. Also known by its scientific name, Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel has been shown to have potent antiviral properties in test-tube studies
Slippery Elm Bark. Slippery elm bark has been used as a poultice for cuts and bruises, and also for aching joints. This his herb is also used to alleviate sore throats and can be found in many throat lozenges. Since a sore throat and a cough are often linked, slippery elm bark has also been used in cough remedies. Slippery elm bark also regulates the elimination process of digestion, easing both constipation and diarrhea. Revered for its medicinal properties, slippery elm is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and may aid in treating inflammatory bowel disease
Turkish or Indian Rhubarb Root. Turkish rhubarb root purges the body of bile, parasites, and stagnated food in the gut by stimulating the gall duct to expel toxic waste matter. It has been shown to alleviate chronic liver problems by helping cleanse the liver. Rhubarb root improves digestion and helps regulate the appetite. It has also been shown to help heal ulcers, alleviate disorders of the spleen and colon, relieve constipation, and help heal hemorrhoids and bleeding in the upper digestive tract. One recent animal study found that Indian rhubarb is high in antioxidants and may inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells in rats
Watercress. Rich in Vitamin C, the bitter taste of watercress is thought to regulate the appetite and improve digestion. It can be used to alleviate nervous conditions, constipation, and liver disorders. Watercress is a popular cough and bronchitis remedy. It contains rhein, which appears to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestines. It is believed that rhein is also effective against Candida albicans (yeast infection), fever and inflammation, and pain.
Turmeric Root. Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, hay fever, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems. Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, sprains and swellings, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, acne, inflammatory skin conditions and skin sores, soreness inside of the mouth, infected wounds, and gum disease. Turmeric is also used as an enema for people with inflammatory bowel disease. In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.
Moringa Leaf – Moringa leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. High in antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene, Quercetin antioxidant may help lower blood pressure, Chlorogenic acid; help moderate blood sugar levels. Reduce Inflammation is the body, Scientists believe that isothiocyanates are the main anti-inflammatory compounds in moringa leaves, pods and seeds. Moringa oleifera can lower your cholesterol levels, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
Black Seeds. The star ingredient of the black seed is thymoquinone (TQ) – it is bestowed with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic and antifungal properties. is an oil derived by pressing the seeds of the Nigella Sativa plant. The seeds are also commonly referred to as black cumin. The nutrient-rich oil of black seed has been used for hundreds of years in the Middle East and South Asia as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. Often referred to as the “Miracle Plant” which is a “cure for everything but death”. Studies have shown that black seed oil is an effective anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory remedy. As a result, it is often used to fight infections and strengthen the immune system, which is suitable for treating the following conditions: headaches, toothaches, nasal congestion, colds and flus, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, hair and skin problems, allergies, diabetes. Black seed oil has also been found to be effective at promoting menstruation and increasing milk production.