Essiac tea blend (organic) 4 0z./113 gram
“essiac” was promoted and popularized by a Canadian nurse named Rene M. Caisse, who named the formula with her last name spelled backwards.
The historic Caisse blend contains just four herbs: organic burdock root, organic turkey rhubarb root, organic slippery elm bark, and organic sheep sorrel.
Almost always used as a tea however encapsulations and even extracts are being distributed.
“essiac” tea has a mild and pleasant taste, although some of its herbs can aggravate certain preexisting conditions, as noted below.
Use as directed. Never inject “essiac”. Turkey Rhubarb root and sheep sorrel contain high concentrations of oxalic acid, so “essiac” should be avoided by people who have kidney stones. Turkey Rhubarb root is a stimulant laxative which must be avoided by persons who have any kind of intestinal obstruction.
“essiac” must be taken on an empty stomach, nausea and indigestion may occur if used on a full stomach. Diarrhea and gastrointestinal discomfort may occur because of the laxative effects of “essiac”. Frequent urination may also occur. Because of the detoxification process, sufficient water should be drunk while using “essiac”, as water assists the body with the removal of toxins.
Some individuals may be allergic to one or more of the herbs in the formula. Negative affects may also occur from taking too high a dosage of “essiac”, a low dosage is recommended.
There are no known interactions between “essiac” and other medications or herbs. However, it is recommended that you consult a licensed physician before using “essiac” for any reason.