Essiac Tea: A Cure For Cancer

Essiac Tea: A Cure For Cancer

Essiac tea, a brew that has cured thousands of cancer sufferers

Essiac tea is a herbal brew named after a nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case). The name Essiac is actually her name Caisse spelt backwards. She discovered the recipe from a patient she was tending in a hospital in Ontario Canada and she used it to cure her own family members of cancer. Word soon got out about the treatment. People came from far and near, most of them given up as hopeless after everything in medical science had failed. She treated thousands of patients with Essiac tea for all kinds of cancer.

Even though Rene brewed and administered the tea to thousands of cancer sufferers, she was not the original inventor. The recipe originally came from an Ojibwa Native American medicine man in remote northern Canada. [1]

Like all natural cancer cures, Essiac tea soon became the centre of attention from the local authorities.

Rene Caisse was given permission to set up a clinic to treat only terminally ill patients and under the watchful eye of a qualified physician. She was not allowed to charge money for the treatment or to advertise Essiac tea. Every few years she would make an appointment with the Minister of Health for Ontario and would attend with a group of patients and a petition of 55000 signatures. The last petition was presented in 1938 with a Bill requesting the government to legalise her Essiac treatment.

Needless to say it was not granted, in her own words she states:

“It is my opinion, that the hearing of my case before the Cancer Commission was one of the greatest farces ever perpetrated in the history of medicine. More than 380 patients came to be heard, and the Commission limited the hearings to 49 patients. Then, in their report stated that I had taken only 49 patients to be heard! They stated that x-ray reports were not acceptable for diagnosis, and that the 49 doctors had made wrong or mistaken diagnosis.” Rene Ciassis

In the ensuing years Nurse Caisse refined and perfected the original “medicine man’s” formula.  She tested various herbal combinations on laboratory mice and on human cancer patients.  She eventually reduced the tea to four herbs:  burdock root, sheep sorrel, slippery elm and turkish rhubarb.

Essiac has become widely known for its remarkable ability to boost the immune system and detoxify the body.  Many people who drink Essiac tea regularly report feeling healthier with less incidence of colds and flu.  Burdock, for example, has a well-established reputation for detoxification and support of the liver and organs of elimination.

BurdockBurdock root health benefits

  • All parts or the burdock plant can be used and carry numerous compounds that are known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties.
  • The root provides about 72 calories per 100 g. Burdock is a good source of non-starch polysaccharides such as inulin, glucoside-lappin, mucilage, etc., that help act as a laxative. Additionally, inulin acts as prebiotic and helps reduce blood-sugar level, body-weight, and cholesterol levels in the blood.
  • Burdock root contains a good amount of electrolyte potassium and is low in sodium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help control heart rate and blood pressure.
  • The herb root contains small quantities of vital vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health. Both vitamin C and E are powerful natural antioxidants and help the human body stave off infections, cancer and neurologic conditions.
  • Furthermore, it also contains some valuable minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.
  • Just like its family member the dandelion, almost all the parts of the burdock plant has found a place in modern medicines.
  • Burdock is one of the best blood purifiers. It contains certain diuretic principles, which help expel toxic products from the blood through urine.
  • The herb is employed in the treatment of skin problems such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, skin dryness.
  • The plant parts have been used as a herbal remedy for liver and gallbladder complaints.
  • Effusion of burdock seeds has been used for throat and chest ailments.
  • Burdock leaves and stems have appetite stimulant properties and are a good remedy for gas and indigestion complaints.

Sheep SorrelSheep sorrel health benefits

  • Sheep sorrel has several reported health benefits, including treatment for cancer, fever, generalized inflammation, and scurvy.
  • It has an abundance of disease-fighting molecules, such as vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K.
  • It’s good at reducing pain and inflammation associated with sinusitis.
  • The entire plant, including roots, is used as the main ingredient in Essiac tea.

Slippery ElmSlippery elm health benefits

  • Slippery elm compounds include mucilage, plant sterols, fatty acids, tannins, and calcium oxalate.
  • The mucilage found in slippery elm bark gives the plant its ability to soothe sore throats and suppress coughs.
  • The fiber content quickens passage of food through the gastrointestinal tract, acts as a laxative, and binds toxins.
  • The fatty acids, tannins, and sterols have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Plant sterols can help to lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease when consumed as part of a healthy diet.

Turkish RhubarbTurkey rhubarb health benefits

  • Several of the molecules available from rhubarb root have potential effects on cancer cells.
  • The plant molecules contain anthraquinones which have specific tumour cell killing capabilities.
  • The most highly concentrated anthraquinone in rhubarb root, emodin, prevents cell-cycle progression and induces cell death in cancer cells.
  • Emodin has also been said to prevent cancer metastasis or spreading of cancer to different organs.
  • Anthraquinones also can reduce radiation-induced lung damage while improving lung function in patients with lung cancer.

It is not recommended that you try to treat cancer with Essiac tea on its own. It’s far better to follow a cancer diet protocol and there are several out there to choose from.

  1. The Budwig diet
  2. The Bill Henderson protocol
  3. The Gerson Therapy
  4. The Ketogenic Diet

The main aim is to starve the cancer while feeding the body nutrients and vitamins. Stay away from anything that produces sugar in the body because sugar feeds the cancer.


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