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Powdered essiac versus liquid: what's the difference?

If you've spent some time wondering about powdered essiac versus liquid essiac, you're not alone!

Our essiac is made from powdered herbs, just as Rene Caisse and Dr. Charles Brusch suggested. Powdered herbs are more expensive for us to use than whole herbs, but the extra cost we bear is well worth it. This is because powdered herbs make for a more potent brew. With powdered (pulverized) herbs, there is more surface area on the herbs for the extracts to seep into the tea. Anything in powdered form mixes easier and more thoroughly (Kool-Aid type mixes come as a powder for a reason!)

powdered essiac versus liquidOnly accept essiac that is made from powdered herbs, just as Rene Caisse used and recommended.

powdered essiac versus liquid: more reason to choose powdered

Powdered herbs are pulverized to a fine enough consistency that they can remain in the tea and be consumed along with the tea. It is preferred that you consume the herb particles themselves in addition to the tea, as they contain beneficial compounds your body needs. This is a similar argument to those who tell you to eat the whole fruit versus drinking the juice or taking a vitamin. By consuming the herbs along with the tea, you won't miss out on any of the important chemical compounds that are part of whole food. 

ease of using powdered herbs

powdered or liquid essiac

This tea takes only ten minutes once every two weeks to prepare. You have a gallon that you can then use throughout the next two weeks (for those on aggressive dose -- meaning that you wish for your health to improve).




When you purchase the Essiac already made in liquid form, such as what you can get from Flor Essence brand, the Essiac is going to be so much more expensive. Furthermore, the powdered herbs are not still left in the tea. You need those herbs in your body for maximum effectiveness. Even though many people don’t like the thicker tea with the herbs in there, it’s important that you consume the tea with the herbs included. Many companies strain them out so that the liquid looks more appealing, but at the price of the Essiac being less effective.

the cost savings are huge when looking at powdered essiac versus liquid

When using the pre-made liquid, the cost is at least $5 per day. When using our powdered herbs and making it yourself (again, this takes just ten minutes of time once every two weeks) it costs less than $1 per day. The cost savings is huge when making your own tea.

Here are some other cost comparisons with other brands of powder versus our own:

essiac tea powder


As you can see in the video above around minute 18:45, Rene Caisse recommended that the herbs be ingested. Of course, we want to follow the advice she gave regarding Essiac as she is the one who first brought the formula to the greater public.

how to order powdered essiac

essiac powder form
Click here for our most popular item: the 3 lb. 4 oz. essiac order in THIRTEEN (13) 4 oz. sealed/labeled packets


Disclaimer: Essiac is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine whether essiac is a product 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 essiac. We have presented our powdered essiac versus liquid understanding on this page. We believe that our formula is the best that money can buy. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.

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