How to Brew Essiac Tea
(Metric--liter)

To Brew 4 Liters of tea
(typical size brew; lasts 10-11 days on aggressive dose):


1. Boil 4 liters of distilled water or spring water in a large pot.

2. Add 113 grams of essiac herbs.

3. Simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Leave tea in pot, turn heat off, and let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least twelve hours.

5. Pour the tea into a container and refrigerate (spring water container or glass bottle).

Note: Do not brew essiac tea to keep on hand for longer than 2 weeks. It may spoil after 2 weeks. Try cutting the water used and the amount of herbs in half if you have some left over after 2 weeks. Always adjust the amount you brew at a time accordingly.


To Brew 1 Liter of tea
(typical size brew; lasts 5-6 days on maintenance dose):


1. Boil 1 liter of distilled water or spring water in a large pot.

2. Add 30 grams of essiac herbs.

3. Simmer for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

4. Leave tea in pot, turn heat off, and let the mixture sit at room temperature for at least twelve hours.

5. Pour the tea into a container and refrigerate (spring water container or glass bottle).

Note: Do not brew essiac tea to keep on hand for longer than 2 weeks. It may spoil after 2 weeks. Try cutting the water used and the amount of herbs in half if you have some left over after 2 weeks. Always adjust the amount you brew at a time accordingly. Essiac Tea Dosage
Recommendations in Metric Take your essiac tea on an empty stomach for best results.
Avoid eating 1 hour before and 2 hours after meals.


If you have cancer or another illness, we recommend that you take 270 mL of tea per day, divided into three 90-mL doses.

If you are currently being treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation, we recommend that you take 270-540 mL of tea per day, divided into three 90-180 mL doses.

If you are simply trying to maintain good health, take 90 mL once or twice per day.

Do not brew essiac tea more than two weeks ahead: it will stay good for about 14 days, but after that you should make a fresh batch of tea.

If you do not like the taste, you may mix essiac tea with fruit or vegetable juice. Most people consume essiac tea cold.

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