On this page we cover the following topics about essiac tea:
What is in our organic Essiac Tea?
- Burdock Root
- Wildcrafted Sheep Sorrel – Yes, this blend includes the entire plant, so also the highly beneficial Sheep Sorrel root.
- Slippery Elm Bark
- Rhubarb Root
How to make Essiac Tea?
1. Use 10g (1 tablespoon) of tea per 1 litre of pure spring water.
2. Boil the water for 10 minutes, strain contents through a mesh or filter, and allow to cool.
3. Store your made up tea in a glass bottle in fridge.
Dosage of Essiac Tea:
The amount of tea consumed depends on you and the condition of your health. Typically, we recommend a 30ml dosage of herbal tea diluted in 60ml of hot water. This should be sipped slowly, preferably before bed or on rising. Food should be avoided at least an hour after drinking the tea.
Essiac Tea Benefits:
What is Essiac Tea used for?
The blend based on Rene Caisse’s traditional formula has many health benefits but is commonly known 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 consumed 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.”
Rene Caisse’s formula is made up of a mixture of roots, bark and leaves. The blend 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 we consume to much of it, it could lead to gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, diabetes, kidney stones and headaches/nausea. There have been very few reports of these side effects occurring. To avoid such side effects, we recommend starting with a small dose at first, until you know how your body reacts to it.
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.
For further information about the uses of Essiac Tea visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0032517/
Information on the traditional uses and properties of herbs are provided on this site is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. The FDA has not evaluated these statements. All comments on this page are based on research from several sources, however, all statements represent an own opinion and are not to be interpreted as a fact. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.
Where to buy Essiac Tea?
If purchasing from us directly online (scroll to top of page) is not an option for you, have a look below to find out where to buy Essiac Tea in Sydney and Australia.
Stockists where you can currently buy this organic blend at:
Buy Essiac Tea in NSW/ACT:
- Macquarie Street Pharmacy, 2000
- Dee Why Healthcare, 2099
- Arete Organics, 2229
- The Montaze Store, 2250
- Kitchen Antics, 2650
Buy Essiac Tea in Tasmania:
- Billy Hill Organics, 7113
Buy Essiac Tea in Western Australia:
- Inglewood Amcal Chemist, 6052
Buy Essiac Tea in Victoria:
- Ladybird Organics, 3039
Buy Essiac Tea in Queensland:
- Sea Wish, 4225
You can alternatively have a look on our stockist map to find an Essiac Tea retailer: find a stockist