What is in our organic Essiac Tea?
Just like Rene Caisse suggests, we have developed our blend with 4 key wildcrafted and ACO certified organic ingredients:
- Burdock Root
- Wildcrafted Sheep Sorrel – including the highly beneficial Sheep Sorrel root.
- Slippery Elm Bark
- Rhubarb Root
Our Essiac Tea is a highly functional tea and is a well-documented bowel restorative both in its ability to heal and tone, as well as a systemic detox to vital organs. It also has a long history in the support of cancer.
Before consuming, we recommend preparing the mixture as follows:
- Combine 10g of loose leaf Essiac Tea per 1 litre of filtered water in a saucepan on the stove.
- Boil, on high for 10 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and stir the mixture, ensuring you get all the residue from the sides and lid.
- Allow to cool (keeping it on the stove top) and steep further over night or approximately 10 hours.
- Strain and store the mixture in a sterilised container in the fridge until ready to serve.
When drinking the tea, we recommend the following:
- Add approximately 30ml of the Essiac Mixture to 60ml of hot filtered water.
- Sip slowly
- Avoid food for at least an hour after drinking.
This should be sipped slowly, preferably before bed or on rising. Food should be avoided at least an hour after drinking the tea. The reason for sipping the tea is that the tongue is the initial point of interaction with the herbs and some of the components start their action here, specifically the bitter actives.
It is recommended to start taking Essiac Tea in small doses at first, until you know how your body reacts to it. If you would like more information or to book a consultation with Chalimah, our naturopath please contact us at email@example.com
Please talk to your health practitioner prior to taking this organic blend, if you:
- are trying to conceive, currently pregnant or nursing.
- have colitis or ulcers.
- are known to have increased blood iron levels.
- have any sort of kidney issues.
- currently experience diarrhoea or any sort of bowel obstruction.
- are looking for an alternative treatment for brain tumours.
- are a child under the age of 12.
The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For treatment consult a healthcare professional.
Store in a dry place out of direct sunlight below 30°C.
What is Essiac Tea used for?
Rene Caisse’s traditional formula has many health benefits and is commonly used for chronic conditions and as an alternative treatment for cancer. While it is not officially recommended as a cancer treatment, there are studies that show an improved sense of well-being for those who consume it. Further studies indicate that the Essiac herbal tea formula “possesses potent antioxidant and DNA-protective activity, properties that are common to natural anti-cancer agents.”
Essiac Tea is designed to aid the body in removing toxins and wastes, allowing cellular renewal and improved health. Each ingredient helps boost the immune system and detoxify the body. It is also good for gastrointestinal diseases, diabetes and your overall good health.
Burdock health benefits:
A 2016 review study evaluated Lappaol F, an anticancer constituent found in burdock (Arctium Lappa), and found that it “suppressed cancer cell growth in a time- and dose-dependent manner in human cancer cell lines of various tissue types.” Furthermore strong growth inhibition of xenograft tumours was demonstrated. The constituent was well tolerated without significant toxicity in treated animals. The results of this study demonstrated for the first time that “Lappaol F exhibits anti-tumour activity in vitro and in vivo and has strong potential to be developed as an anticancer therapeutic”. (Read more: Pharmacological effect of arctium lappa)
Further sources confirm that “the medicinal uses of burdock in treating chronic diseases such as cancer” have been reported.
Sheep sorrel health benefits:
Sheep sorrel is good for the immune system due to its naturally high vitamin A and C content. Some sources suggest that René Caisse believed sheep sorrel to be the most active herb in her formula. Independent studies concluded that the herb destroys cancer cells, based on evidence that the herb demonstrates substantial cell growth inhabitation.
Slippery elm bark health benefits:
Benefits associated with this nutritious herb are mostly based on its soothing properties, reducing pain and inflammation. In traditional medicine, the herb is an effective remedy for treating: sore throats, coughs, wounds, diarrhoea, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers and heartburn.
Rhubarb root health benefits:
The herb has a high content of vitamins, minerals and acids. Its effects on the body include: laxative, inflammatory, tonic, antibacterial, good diuretic. This herb is often recommended for detoxifying the body, treating stomach diseases, fevers and constipation.
Furthermore, studies have shown that it is good for protecting the skin and eyes from the effects of free radicals, which can cause healthy cells to mutate or die. This is due to it being a good source of polyphonic compounds such as beta-carotene, zeaxanthin and lutein.
Are there any side effects of Essiac Tea?
Like anything, it is all about moderation. Our organic herbal blend is a detox for our body and it will help discharge waste and toxins. There can be minor symptoms that appear when starting to drink the tea including, headaches, mild diarrhea, nausea and a runny nose.
The main side effects of this blend all come down to dosage. If too much of it is consumed, it could lead to gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, diabetes, kidney stones and headaches/nausea.
To avoid such side effects, we recommend starting with a small dose at first, until you know how your body reacts to it.
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