Essiac Tea Essiac (es-ee-ack) is an herbal tea attributed to Canadian Nurse Rene M. Caisse, pronounced “reen (not re-nay) case”. Naming it Essiac after backward spelling of her last name, Rene dedicated her life to treating patients and trying to get her formula officially recognized. Her Rene M. Caisse Cancer Clinic for terminal cancer patients operated from 1935 to 1941. Essiac tea has become well known for its effectiveness in treating a wide variety of chronic illnesses as well as being an excellent natural detox method. The list of essiac tea benefits is long, but there are two main functions that make it very beneficial for health. Detoxification Essiac tea helps release toxins that build up in fat and tissues into the blood stream where they can be filtered and excreted by the liver and kidneys. These are the chemicals and poisons causing cells to mutate and are in our air, food, and water, and everywhere around us. Eliminating these toxins is essential to fighting cancer growth and ensuring the organs and immune system are functioning at their absolute best. Restoration of the Immune System Cleaning the body of toxins and impurities frees up the immune system to focus on killing cancer cells and protecting the body. With Essiac Tea, complete body purification occurs, with a significant boost in the body’s immune system to combat any pre-existing disease by producing more lymphocytes and T-cells, the body’s natural defenses. Your immune system is the #1 defense against ALL disease and its proper functioning is absolutely vital! Pharmaceutical drugs have been successful at masking the symptoms of disease, but not ridding the body of the root of the problem. Unlike most alternative treatments, modern medicine focuses on treating the patients’ physical symptoms, rather than the underlying causes of the disease. In many cases the underlying cause of cancer is a weak immune system. Your body is constantly fighting cancer cells but when it is compromised, the cancer can gain a foothold. More Essiac Tea Benefits
Rich in antioxidants which protect the body’s cells against free radicals.
Increases production of antibodies which greatly improves the immune system.
Contains mucilage which coats the entire digestive system, soothing sore throats, ulcers, and aids digestion.
Helps to cleanse the colon and helps facilitate healthy waste removal.
Shortens healing time for wounds.
Increases energy levels, increases appetite, relieves pain, improves mood.
Counteracts some of the negative effects of chemotherapy.
Can help protect the body against radiation.
Raises oxygen levels throughout the body and increases the body’s ability to use this oxygen.
Purifies the blood and increases red blood cell production.
Increases insulin production
Reduces stiffness and inflammation of the joints.
Helps remove heavy metals from fat and tissues
Helps relieve stress on the liver by converting fat soluble toxins into water soluble solution that can be easily processed through the kidneys instead.
Absorbs and removes toxins in the bowels and neutralizes acids.
Helps eliminate toxic buildup in bladder, lymph nodes, bone marrow, alimentary canals, and fat stores.
Protects the heart, kidneys, liver, and arteries by preventing the buildup of fatty deposits.
Reduces stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys and urinary tract. Helps convert certain oxalates into solvent forms that can be eliminated through the urine.
Helps tissues absorb more fluids.
Stimulates and nourishes the brain and the nervous system.
Makes the body less vulnerable against stress injury by making joints, ligaments and bones stronger and more flexible.
Strengthens organs and tightens muscles and tissue.
Counteracts effects of mercury and lead poisoning
Helps the body to better convert sugars and fats into energy
Helps dissolve and eliminate mucus in the respiratory system.
Helps the body regulate cholesterol levels
Most people do not have any unwanted side effects when taking essiac tea. However, a few people are sensitive to the tea and may experience stomach discomfort. This can be avoided by taking a lower dose and gradually increasing the dose until the body becomes accustomed to it. There are some functions of essiac that some people would consider side effects, but these are actually beneficial processes that aid the detoxification process. For example, essiac causes an increase in sweating which allows toxins to be eliminated through the pores in the skin. It also causes frequent urination which allows toxins to be removed continually and more efficiently The essiac decoction stimulates the release of toxins throughout the body and it is important that these are eliminated quickly and efficiently. It is a good idea to drink plenty of water to dilute these toxins and prevent high concentrations from stressing the liver and kidneys. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essiac. The Story Behind Essiac Tea Rene Caisse treated thousands of cancer patients at her clinic in Bracebridge, Ontario. Essiac tea, or Ojibwa tea, is rooted in Native American medicine, specifically, from the Ojibwe tribe in Canada. The reason we know about it today is because of a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse. In the mid 1920’s Rene was working as head nurse at a hospital in Ontario. The story goes that one day she noticed scar tissue on an elderly patient and when she inquired about it, the woman told her it was from breast cancer, but it had been healed by a recipe given to her by an ojibwe medicine man. This was amazing to Rene because back then cancer was a virtual death sentence. The woman was almost 80 years old and the cancer never came back. She told Rene the names of the herbs she used. Over a year later, Rene learned that her aunt had cancer in her liver and stomach and had only a few months to live. Rene talked to Dr. R.O. Fisher, her aunt’s doctor, about the herbal tea and he agreed to try it since there was nothing else he could do for her. Rene’s aunt went on to live another 21 years after being deemed untreatable by the medical community. Word spread about her aunts miraculous recovery and soon, doctors were asking to try her tea on other hopeless patients. Many recovered and even among the worst cases, the tea improved their conditions enough to ease their pain and allow them to live several months longer than doctors expected. Rene went on to open a clinic where she treated people for whatever they could afford to pay. On October 27th, 1926, 8 doctors signed a petition to the Department of Health asking that Rene be given opportunity to officially research and prove the effectiveness of this tea. ” We the undersigned believe that the ‘Treatment for Cancer’ given by Nurse R.M. Caisse can do no harm and that it relieves pain, will reduce the enlargement and will prolong life in hopeless cases. To the best of our knowledge, she has not been given a case to treat until everything in medical and surgical science has been tried without effect and even then, she was able to show remarkable beneficial results on those cases at that late stage. We would be interested to see her given an opportunity to prove her work in a large way. To the best of our knowledge she has treated all cases free of any charge and has been carrying on this work over the period of the past two years.” This brought the attention of the Canadian government and started a long drawn out battle over the fate of Rene’s tea. In 1938, a bill was introduced to the Ontario congress that would allow Rene Caisse to officially practice medicine and treat patients with essiac. Along with this bill was presented a petition with over 55,000 signatures. The 59 members of parliament voted and the bill was just 3 votes shy of passing! Thankfully, in her desire to help others, we have her recipe. If you feel this is something that would benefit you, please let me know. I have a limited quantity of tea. I follow a 5-ingredient recipe. #10 Tea bags (Each creates a Pitcher of tea) -$30.00