Organic Essiac Tea consist of four main botanical’s: sheep sorrel, burdock root, the inner bark of the slippery elm and Indian Rhubarb.
Each Herb, believed by herbalists, have this beneficial effects:
- Sheep sorrel is believed to support the endocrine system.
- Burdock root is believed to eliminate free radicals and purifies the blood.
- Slippery elm is believed to help maintain a healthy inflammatory balance in membranes and organs.
- And Indian rhubarb is believed to help the body, especially the liver, rid itself of wastes and toxins.
In 2004, a laboratory study at Indiana University-Purdue University reported that Organic Essiac Tea slowed the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Directions for drinking:
Shake Organic Essiac Tea to mix well. Add 2 fl oz tea to equal amount (2 fl oz) boiled fresh spring or distilled water.
Drink 2 to 4 fl oz daily on an empty stomach, preferably before bedtime.
Ingredients: Organic burdock root, organic sheep sorrel, organic (Turkey) rhubarb root and organic slippery elm bark.
Warning: Pregnant women should consult their physician. Should use only stainless steel utensils when preparing this tea.
This product contains Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum). Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because Rhubarb Root may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Individuals with a history of kidney stones should use this herb cautiously.
In 1978, the Canadian government gave permission to a Canadian company to begin studying Essiac for safety and effectiveness. In 1982, the government withdrew its permission after it found that the company was not keeping all batches of Organic Essiac Tea exactly the same and was not following the proper rules for clinical trials. A review of data from this incomplete study showed no clear evidence of improved survival in cancer patients who took Essiac. Findings also showed that Organic Essiac Tea was not toxic (harmful).
In the early 1980s, the Canadian government reviewed information on 86 cancer patients who had taken Essiac. This was a review of case summaries written by the doctors; the original patient records were not reviewed. The researchers reported that it was not clear if changes in the patients’ conditions were caused by Organic Essiac Tea or something else.