Essiac is very popular for its awesome ability to stimulate the immune system as well as detoxify the body. It was reported by those consuming Essiac tea on a regular basis that they feel healthier with lower chance of colds and flu.
The Origin of Essiac
Essiac tea is believed to have been an ancient recipe created by the Native American Ojibwe tribes that populate some Canadian areas and the northern United States. The tea was called the Ojibwa Tea of Life.
During the early 1920’s, this tea was brought in Canada. Rene Caisse, a humble nurse, gave the tea to a lot of terminal cancer patients in her clinic located in the tiny Canadian village, north of Toronto, for more than 50 years.
Specifically, it possesses four main herbs growing in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada. Plus, it is considered that the original formula originates from the native Canadian Ojibway Indians.
In fact, Essiac includes these healthful herbs: Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Burdock Root, Indian Rhubarb Root, and Sheep Sorrel.
How It Works:
Essiac tea has an ability to detoxify the body, attack cancer cells, and strengthen the immune system with its strong antioxidants. Moreover, Burdock root is the primary ingredient found in Essiac tea and it is abundant in the anti-oxidant anthraquinone that has been found to lower the mutation of cells and prevent the growth of tumors. According to several case studies, Essiac tea helped reduce the tumor size and symptom severity. Namely, the participants suffered from different types of cancer like prostate, uterus, and bowel cancer and skin’s surface growths, as well.
As explained in the Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, sheep sorrel is becoming popular as an anticancer component and for its strong ability to break down and decrease tumors. It is also reported that a sheep sorrel poultice has a drawing impact on cysts or tumors. What’s more, the rutins and polysaccharides of sheep sorrel help in the prevention of tumors as well as other cancerous growths. Plus, its beta carotene content acts as an antioxidant substance, thus elevating the production of white blood and T-cells, which are potent cells that destroy cancer. Also, the chlorophyll found in sheep sorrel purifies the liver, reduces swelling of the pancreas, strengthens cell walls, promotes tissue regeneration, cleanses the blood, and may raise the x rays resistance. It has also been used to relieve the side effects triggered by chemotherapy.
That’s not all, the Alternative and Complementary Medicine Journal published a test tube study in August 2004, confirming that Essiac could stop prostate tumor cell growth. Furthermore, it has been proven safe for everyone, except for those who are nursing or pregnant.
Recipe of Essiac Tea:
Since the late 1920’s, it has a confirmed record of completely cured patients.
- 6 and a half cups of burdock root (cut)
- 1 ounce of powdered Turkish rhubarb root
- 1 pound of powdered sheep sorrel herb
- 1/4 pound of powdered slippery elm bark
Combine all these herbs thoroughly, and put it in a tightly sealed glass container and store it away from light.
To prepare a quart of tea, you need 1 ounce of the herbal blend, whereas to prepare a gallon of tea, take 4 ounces of it.
Pour the desired water amount to a rolling boil in a steel or cast iron pot for about 15 minutes.
Then, cover it with a lid and leave it to steep for at least 12 hours.
The next day, you should reheat the water, but be careful it should be not boiled.
Let it settle, and strain out the herbs (But, in the bottom there will also be sediment.)
Afterwards, pour it into tightly sealed glass or ceramic containers and cool.
Finally, refrigerate it and use it as suggested – sweetened using honey or natural sugar to taste.