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Essiac tea is a special herbal blend inspired by the Ojibwa native American Indians of Ontario, Canada.
Made from a blend of four certified organic herbs, Essiac herbal tea is widely known for its remarkable ability to boost the immune system and detoxify the body.
Essiac tea offers customers the ultimate in herbal teas as the ingredients are specific and together have a synergy that can enhance everyone’s lifestyle.
The Essiac herbal formula has an interesting history dating back to the early 1920’s when Nurse Rene Caisse formulated the herbal blend based on a recipe from an old Indian medicine man.
Nurse Caisse’s formula, which she tested on laboratory mice and human cancer patients, included sheep sorrel, burdock root, slippery elm bark powder, and Turkish Rhubarb. Under the supervision of doctors, Nurse Caisse operated a cancer clinic in Ontario where she treated hundreds of cancer sufferers.
At Herbal Teas Australia, I have formulated the herbal tea based on the original recipe. The four powerful herbs are:
Burdock root: an effective blood purifier that neutralizes and eliminates poisons and toxins from the body. Burdock has a well- established reputation for detoxification and support of the liver and organs of elimination. Burdock contains niacin, which is known to help eliminate radiation from the body.
Sheep Sorrel: contains aloe emodin, a natural substance that shows significant anti-leukemic activity. Sheep sorrel is a detoxifying herb that acts as a mild diuretic and laxative, helping to improve digestion, and also has antiviral properties.
Slippery Elm bark powder: is well known for its soothing and healing properties. Slippery Elm is derived from an American deciduous tree, and it can be helpful for inflammatory irritations, from a sore throat to urinary problems as it soothes mucous membranes.
Turkish rhubarb root : is a gentle laxative that is diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial and can help to relieve constipation. It is medicinally more potent that garden rhubarb root.
At Herbal Teas Australia, we have blended this unique formula using 100% certified organic herbs and I have used the milled roots to enable you to make the tea as an infusion rather than boiling as a decoction. That means you can make my blend by adding the herbs to a teapot and pour over boiling water. It makes it very easy to manage. Milling roots does not detract from the potency so you can be assured that the organic herbs used are just as potent whether boiled as a decoction or brewed as an infusion.
Our Essiac herbal blend can also be added to other drinks and food including smoothies. (An infusion is what you make when you put a tea bag in a cup with hot water.) Infusion will extract vitamins and volatile oils from leaves and flowers. A decoction will extract these components from hard materials such as un-milled roots, bark or seeds.
Nurse Cassie’s story is well worth looking up as she had support from some very eminent medical people, including Dr Frederick Bantin, the co-discoverer of insulin who offered Nurse Caisse research facilities to test her herbal blend. Ingredients: Organic Burdock root, Sheep Sorrel root, Slippery Elm bark, Turkish Rhubarb.