As you’ve probably noticed, conventional medicine is finally catching up to the methods traditional medicine has been using for millennia.
In fact, there are more and more scientific studies being done that support the healing properties of certain foods and herbs.
Even big pharmaceutical companies are catching on, marketing products like fish oil supplements and curcumin extracts.
Unfortunately, the scientific community is still skeptical about Traditional Medicine, and Essiac tea is no exception.
The Story Of Rene Caisse
For over 50 years, Rene Caisse, a registered nurse, used a tea to successfully treat terminally ill cancer patients.
The ingredients and recipe for the tea originally came from an Ojibway Native American medicine man in remote northern Canada.
The man had told the recipe to a woman suffering from breast cancer. Within a few months of using the tea, she had been cured! By the time she met Rene, she had been a breast cancer survivor for 30 years.
Rene then prepared the tea for her aunt, who was suffering from stomach and liver cancer at the time and had been given 6 months to live. There was nothing medical science could do for her anymore. With the blessing of Dr. R.O. Fisher, who was caring for her aunt, Rene prepared and administered the treatment. Her aunt lived on for 21 years.
After that episode, Rene spent over 50 years treating terminally ill patients with the tea, always making sure to work alongside certified doctors, who often asked for her help.
What Does Science Say?
The Canadian government and pharmaceutical companies have long tried to stop the use of Essiac, and there has been no new research on the subject since 2007.
However, The Journal of Ethnopharmacology stated in a 2006 study that: “Essiac tea possesses potent antioxidant and DNA-protective activity, properties that are common to natural anti-cancer agents.”
Additionally, The Journal Of Alternative And Complimentary Medicine found that : “Essiac preparations may be able to inhibit tumor cell growth while enhancing immune response to antigenic stimulation. This may be especially valuable in immune-suppressed individuals.”
Despite there being measurable scientific data proving the efficacy of Essiac tea, as well as multiple accounts of patients being successfully treated, the medical community chooses not to acknowledge these facts.
How To Make Essiac Tea
The tea’s benefits come directly from the various ingredients used in its preparation. That’s why it’s important to use high-quality, organic ingredients and make sure they are stored in glass jars and kept in a dark, dry place.
- 1 1/2 cups of burdock root (cut)
- 1/4 pound of sheep sorrel herb (powdered)
- 1/16 pound of slippery elm bark (powdered)
- 1/2 tablespoon of Indian rhubarb root (powdered)
- 10 cups of spring water
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, as your would mix baking ingredients.
- Boil the water in a stainless steel or cast iron pot with a lid.
- Add the herbs and boil hard for 10 minutes.
- Turn of the heat and leave your tea overnight.
- In the morning, heat it up to steaming hot (do not boil it!).
- Let it cool and strain the mix using a stainless steel strainer
- Store your mix in sterilized glass jars and keep in the refrigerator.
Directions For Use OF Essiac
Take four tablespoons of distilled water. Heat the water. To the heated water add Four Tablespoons (2 oz) ESSIAC. Mix and drink. To be taken at bedtime on an empty stomach. At least 2 hours after eating. Can be taken in the morning on an empty stomach. If taken in the morning do not eat for at least 2 hours after taking.