What is essiac tea for? Glad you asked! We have worked with essiac for over 30 years, so we are more than happy to put a rest to your question.
Put simply, essiac is blend of eight herbs in particular ratios, all of which are known to have immune-boosting, health-promoting properties. When taken together (brewed as a tea), essiac is believed to strengthen the immune system and purify the body of toxins. As a result, the body becomes more capable of fighting off illness and disease.
Essiac works along with, and enhances, the body's ideal functioning which makes it an ideal alternative choice with minimal side effects. Essiac is designed to help enhance your body's immune system so that it can better fight off illness and disease. While many popular cancer treatments aim at killing the cancer cells, by doing so they are not actually getting to the root of the problem, and the cancer can oftentimes come back. In addition, during the process of killing the cancer cells, other healthy cells can be destroyed in the process.
Essiac also helps purge the body of toxins. When toxins get in the way of the way your organs were designed to function, chaos ensues. Essiac helps restore your organs back to their pristine condition so that they can do the job of keeping the body healthy, just as nature intended.
Essiac contains eight herbs: blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, red clover, turkish rhubarb root, and watercress. The formula is a synergistic one, meaning that the combination of the herbs in specific ratios creates a different result than taking the herbs by themselves. The herbs work together in a way that increases the effects they can have.
Essiac is called a "tea" because it is brewed - but it isn't taken like you would think of a regular tea. It is brewed in a large batch (most typically a gallon) and stored in the fridge. The serving size is usually just 3 oz. at a time, which is just under 1/2 cup in liquid measure. No, it's not delicious - but it's not so bad. You may add unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice or stevia to the tea. Over a few days most folks grow accustomed to the taste. And the good news is, you don't need to drink very much at once! It's like a large shot.
In some health food stores, you will see essiac being sold under the name "Flor Essence." The same eight herbs are found in that formula. However, Flor Essence costs around 8 times as much as our product.
If you see a four-herb "essiac" it is in your best interest to NOT buy it. Rene Caisse found that the eight herb tea worked better and that was her suggestion on what to use.
One of the most common questions we get is on essiac pronunciation. People want to know how to say this funny looking word.
The fact is that there really IS no "correct" way to say essiac. Depending on which region of the country you are from, you may pronounce it differently.
"Essiac" is Rene Caisse's last name spelled backwards. Rene Caisse is known for spreading the use of the tea throughout many people and also for working on improving the formula over the years.
The most common essiac pronunciation is S-E-ack (The letter "S" like you would say in the alphabet, followed by the letter "E" like you would say in the alphabet, followed by 'ack' prounounced like "hack" but without the 'h.') Whew!
Or, put another way, ESS-E-ack.Click here to hear for yourself how essiac is pronounced.
With Flor Essence, you will have the same eight herbs as you'll find in genuine essiac tea. However, Flor Essence is a lot more expensive - around 8 times as much in many cases! Don't overpay. Read more about how much of a price difference exists for the same product in this article.
Flor Essence comes in pre-made liquid as well as in powder. Don't overpay for the pre-made liquid. Essiac takes just 10 minutes once every two weeks to prepare. And when you make your own essiac you will be sure that it's fresh and free of additives and preservatives.
Our Essiac takes just 10 minutes to make once every two weeks. It costs less than $1 per day to use.
Click here to order our most popular supply of essiac tea for $179.97! It will last six months at the Aggressive/Improvement of Health dose and 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.