Many people write to us wanting to know about essiac capsules versus tea. "Why can’t I just take essiac capsules," people wonder. It seems that would be so much easier.
Unfortunately, essiac capsules are not the same as consuming
the brewed tea. Rene Caisse performed research with Dr. Charles Brusch in
Cambridge, MA and the conclusion they came to was that the brewed tea was the best
way for essiac to be taken. The brewed tea is the only method endorsed by Rene
The brewing process helps activate the necessary compounds in the tea in order to provide the best results. Furthermore, the volume of herbs needed to match how much you’d get with the brewed tea and the herbs left in the tea (which is the way we suggest using it just as Rene Caisse suggested) would mean the number of capsules you’d need would be staggering. It’s just not practical. If you condense the herbs in an effort to reduce how many capsules you’d need to 1 or 2, you’d miss out on some of the beneficial compounds in the traditional brewing process.
The good news is that you only have to brew the tea once every two weeks, and it only takes 10 minutes! It’s not a big deal to brew your own, but we understand that before you try doing it yourself it can feel a bit intimidating. Luckily, we have easy instructions to help you out.
If you are traveling it might be harder to brew the tea – we get it. Luckily for you, we have a solution for that too – brewing one cup at a time for times when you don’t have access to a refrigerator all the time.
Worst-case scenario, if you simply can’t brew the tea at all, then taking the essiac capsules is better than nothing. But please know not to expect the same results. Capsules should be reserved for times when the tea simply isn't an option.
Disclaimer: Essiac is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem, including cancer. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine if our presentation on whether essiac capsules versus tea is applicable to your needs and whether essiac is a treatment method you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts in the alternative treatment world as well as actual users of eight herb essiac in our presentation of essiac capsules versus tea. We believe that our formula is the most effective eight herb essiac formula being sold in the world, and that our eight herb essiac is of the highest quality. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.