Helpful Hints for Essiac
*If you are not fond of the taste, you can mix your essiac serving with unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice. Many people find this to be a temporary need and they eventually get used to the taste on it's own.
*There are no additives in this essiac to make it taste ‘better’ which is why some people say that other brands taste better. This essiac has a ‘grassy taste’ that some find slightly bitter. Also, the batches tend to vary in taste. If a sweeter taste is desired, we recommend adding stevia or a sweetener of your choice (sugar is not recommended). Some like to add lemon juice to the tea.
*Some prefer rinsing the mouth out with juice right after taking essiac to eliminate any aftertaste. You can even try holding your nose while you drink it down. Again, this is usually only a temporary measure that needs to be taken.
*You may find a variation in taste, color, texture and thickness of your brewed essiac from batch to batch. This is normal! Each harvest of herbs varies due to varying soil and climate conditions. All herbs are tested for purity and quality. All herbs are pesticide free, insecticide free, herbicide free, and non-irradiated.
*To take the three times per day on an empty stomach as directed, we recommend drinking a serving upon waking up in the morning and waiting at least 1 hr. to have breakfast; drinking a serving at least 2 hrs. after lunch and drinking a serving at least 2 hrs. after dinner. If you are away from home during the day, take the essiac with you in a thermos with a couple of ice cubes.
*Some people observe results within just a few days while taking the aggressive dose. Others can take up to six months to see improvement. Nearly everyone notices results after six months. To maintain these results, you can switch to the maintenance dose. If you want to further improve results, continue to take the aggressive dose.
*You can take supplements and medications along with the essiac. Also, you can take as much water as you like. You can also drink coffee (black) or tea (unsweetened).