Many people wonder what the essiac herbal tea side effects are. You're smart to research this in advance of trying any new herbal product. Luckily, the side effects are minimal and generally well tolerated. This is because essiac tea is designed to be a slow, gentle detox rather than a quick fix.
The only side effect associated with eight herb essiac is needing to use the bathroom more frequently. You shouldn't find this to be uncomfortable, and it should not interfere with your usual activities. Please keep in mind that essiac helps the body in part by removing things from inside the body that need to come out. Normally this side effect lasts a few days at the most.
If this essiac herbal tea side effect is bothersome to you, feel free to take less than the usual 3 oz. serving at a time. You may also start with fewer than 3 servings per day. You can build up from there. Please keep in mind that your "start date" of essiac is once you have built up to the usual dose. That usual dose is 3 oz. three times per day if you would like to improve your health and 3 oz. twice per day if your goal is maintenance of health, or staying the same.
It's possible that you are hearing about essiac herbal tea side effects from four herb essiac. You see, both four herb and eight herb essiac are referred to as "essiac" - which we admit is very confusing!
The four herb blend is an outdated formula. Rene Caisse determined in her research alongside Dr. Charles Brusch that the eight herb formula not only performed better, but also helped mitigate some of the side effects present with the four herb tea. You can read more about that research here or in the book The Essiac Report by Richard Thomas.
We can't speak to the experience every single person will have. However, we have been working with this tea for over 30 years and it's exceedingly rare for any other side effects to be reported. Oftentimes someone guesses that what they are dealing with is a side effect, but it turns out what they noticed was a coincidence. That said, in very rare cases we have heard folks mention that they felt nautious when taking this tea. In that case, adding stevia or unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice usually helps.
More good news here! Essiac tea has been known to help reduce side effects from chemo and radiation. In fact, many of our customers who have had radiation or chemo in the past indicate that the second go-around they fared so much better. And the best part is, the essiac doesn't interfere with the results or effectiveness of those treatments.
Good question! Since most pets have shorter digestive tracts than people as well as lower bodyweights, the amount of tea given is less. We have a chart on this page to help you know how much essiac to give to your pet. We haven't noticed side effects in pets when you stick to the schedule listed for serving sizes and frequency of consuming the tea.
Our essiac takes just 10 minutes to make once every two weeks. It costs less than $1 per day to use.
If you'd rather start small, you can order 1 lb. of essiac in four 4-oz. packets for $68.97 by clicking here. This order lasts two months at the Aggressive/Improvement of Health dose, or three months at the Maintenance dose. If you're not sure which dosage you need, click here to learn.
And know you know that you shouldn't have to worry much at all about essiac herbal tea side effects!