Essiac Herbal Tea
In 1922, nurse Rene Caisse first introduced essiac tea to the world. She presented it as an alternative treatment for cancer. The story goes that she had a patient who claimed essiac tea cured their breast cancer. That patient gave Caisse the formula, which originally came from an Ontario Ojibwa healer.
In 1934, Caisse opened her own cancer clinic in Ontario, Canada where essiac was provided to patients for free. However, when the Royal Cancer Commission of Canada visited the clinic in 1938, they found little evidence that essiac tea was helping patients. By 1942 Caisse had shut down her clinic, but continued to distribute the tea to patients well into the 1970s.
Traditionally, the tea is composed of four ingredients:
- Burdock root (Arctium lappa)
- Indian rhubarb root (Rheum palmatum)
- Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
- Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra)
Our blend includes the traditonal blend plus Blessed Thistle and Red Clover for added benefits to help fight cancer, improve immunity, increase detoxification and decrease inflammation
One package makes approxmiately 11 servings, may also be used to fill capsules.