As you have probably already noticed, conventional medicine is lastly catching up to the techniques that have been used in traditional medicine for centuries now.
Actually, a larger number of scientific studies is being conducted that prove the healing properties that some herbs and foods have.
The large pharmaceutical companies are likewise catching up, as they are marketing items such as curcumin extracts and fish oil supplements.
Unfortunately, scientists are still skeptical when it comes to Traditional Naturopathic Medicine, and Essiac tea is not an exception to that.
The Story Of Rene Caisse
The ingredients, as well as the recipe, for this tea originate from an Ojibway Native America medicine men in remote northern Canada.
This man had shared the recipe with a woman who was suffering from breast cancer. After just a few months of consumption of the tea, the cancer had disappeared completely! By the time she met Rene, she had been cancer free for thirty years!
Then, Rene made a tea for her aunt, who was suffering from liver and stomach cancer at that time and had been told that she had only six months to life. Medical science couldn’t do anything for her anymore. By getting the approval from Dr. R. O. Fisher, the physician who was taking care of her aunt, Rene made and gave her the treatment. Her aunt lived twenty one years longer.
After this. Rene spend more than fifty years treating terminally ill cancerous patients with this tea, always making certain to work together with certified physicians, who frequently required her help.
What Does Science Say?
The pharmaceutical companies, as well as the Canadian government, have been trying for a long time to stop the use of Essiac, and no new research has been conducted on the subject ever since 2007.
Nevertheless, a study that was conducted in 2006 and published in The Journal of Ethnopharmacology said that Essiac tea has a powerful DNA-protective and anti-oxidant activity, as well as properties that are commonly found in natural anti-cancer agents.
In addition, The Journal Of Alternative And Complimentary Medicine proved that Essiac might be able to hinder the growth of tumor cells, while at the same time strengthening the response of the immune system to antigenic stimulation. This could be particularly valuable in immune-suppressed persons.
Even though there are numerous scientific data that prove that the Essiac tea works effectively, as well as a number of accounts of patients that have been successfully cured, the medical community does not recognize these facts.
How To Make Essiac Tea
This tea is so beneficial due to the various ingredients that are used for preparing it. That is the reason why it is of utmost important to use the best and natural ingredients and make certain that they are stored in glass containers and kept in a dry and dark area.
- ¼ pound of Sheep Sorrel herb (powdered)
- 1 ½ cups of Burdock Root (cut)
- ½ tbsp. of Indian Rhubarb Root (powdered)
- 1/16 pound of Slippery Elm Bark (powdered)
- 10 cups of water
- Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix them just like you would mix baking ingredients.
- Pour the water in a cast iron or stainless steel pot with a lid and bring it to a boil.
- Add all of the above listed herbs and boil everything hard for about ten minutes.
- Turn the heat off and leave the tea to sit during the night.
- The next morning heat it up again to steaming hot, but make sure you don’t boil it!
- Leave it to cool off and strain the mixture with a strainer made of stainless steel.
- Keep your mixture in sterilized glass jars and store it in the fridge.
How To Use Essiac
Just take four tablespoons of pure water. Heat that water. Add four tablespoons, or 2 oz, of Essiac to the heated water. Mix everything and drink. It should be consumed before going to sleep on an empty stomach, or at least two hours after you’ve eaten. It can also be drunk in the mornings on an empty stomach. If you take it in the morning, you shouldn’t eat at least two hours after taking it.
Note: It is possible that Essiac interacts with some types of cancer treatments, therefore it is of utmost importance to inform your physician if you are thinking about consuming Essiac.