This is the original formula by Rene Caisse.
Essiac is rapidly becoming a household word, when it comes to alternative cancer treatments, diabetes therapy, detoxification, immunity, or a general health tonic.
The herbs in the Essiac formual have been eaten safely as food for generations. One does not need to have a life-threatening disease to enjoy the benefits of Essiac Tea. It is taken by many people for maintaining good health and preventing common ailments. There is much information on this wonderful tea on the internet.
Burdock Root is the main herb in the formula adapted from the Ojibwa Indian medicine man. It is a blood purifier, lymphatic system strengthener, natural diuretic and skin healer. It also defends against diabetes, combats cancer and improves arthritis.
Slippery Elm helps improve constipation, bloating, diarrhea and IBS symptoms. It aids in weight loss, reduces stress and anxiety, and may help prevent and treat breast cancer.
Sheep’s Sorrel is well known for its powerful blood purifying properties and its rich source of trace minerals. René Caisse felt that Sheep sorrel was the most active cancer fighter among all the herbs present in her formula. It is a diuretic and detoxifier and has been useful for detoxification of the gastrointestinal tract.
Turkey Rhubarb is an astringent herb with a major purging effect. It has a long history in China and many other parts of the world as a laxative and effective treatment for many gastrointestinal problems. Due to the tannins (which cause the astringency), this herb is constipating in small doses and laxative in higher doses. Therefore, a proper formula is needed to bring about the intended purging of the colon without cramping.