Essiac is already well known for its ability to detoxify the body and boost immunity. Regular consumption of Essiac tea is associated with a reduction in the frequency of colds and flu as well as improvement in general health. However, did you know that this tea can even cure cancer? As unbelievable as it seems, this tea has a quite long history of maintaining cancer patients alive!
The ingredients and recipe are believed to be created by Ojibwe tribes of Native Americans who live in areas of northern United States and Canada. The tea was called “Ojibwa Tea of Life”. It was first introduced in Canada during the 1920s by Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse who used it to treat many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the small Canadian village of Bracebridge. She started to notice outstanding results with her patients and soon decided to make this beverage available for widespread use.
Essiac tea is made of four herbs which grow in the wilderness of Ontario: Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Indian Rhubarb Root, Sheep Sorrel and Burdock Root.
How Does Essiac Tea Work?
As mentioned in the very beginning, Essiac tea detoxifies the body, boosts immunity, and attacks cancer cells with its potent antioxidants. Burdock root, one of the key ingredients in this tea, contains anti-oxidant anthraquinone which has been found to prevent tumor growth by reducing cell mutations. A few studies on this topic have shown that Essiac tea helped patients see a reduction in the severity of symptoms as well as in the tumor size. The patients included in these studies suffered from different cancers, such as growths on skin`s surface, prostate cancer, uterus cancer, and bowel cancer.
As reported by Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine,
“Sheep sorrel is gaining popularity as an anticancer agent and for its ability to break down and reduce tumors. A poultice made from sheep sorrel is reported to have a drawing effect on tumors or cysts. Sheep sorrel’s rutins and polysaccharides act to prevent tumors and other cancerous growths. The beta carotene contained in sheep sorrel acts as an antioxidant, increasing the production of white blood cells and T-cells (cancer-killing cells). The chlorophyll in sheep sorrel acts to purify the liver, promote regeneration of tissue, decrease swelling of the pancreas, strengthen cell walls, cleanse the blood, and may increase resistance to x rays. The oxalic acid also has antitumor and anticancer properties. Sheep sorrel has also been used to treat the side effects of chemotherapy.”
According to a particular 2004 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Essiac tea is effective in inhibiting prostate tumor cell growth.
Ingredients in Essiac Tea Recipe:
- ¼ pound of slippery elm bark (powdered)
- 1 oz of Turkish rhubarb root (powdered)
- 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb (powdered)
- 6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)
- Mix the herbs and store in a tightly sealed glass container. For a quart of tea, you need 1 oz of herbal blend while for a gallon of tea you need 4 oz of herbal blend
- Bring the water to boil in a steel or cast iron pot
- Cover with a lid and steep for 12 hours
- Reheat the water the following day, making sure it doesn’t reach a boiling point
- Strain the herbs and pour the liquid into ceramic containers
- Refrigerate and use when needed
Sources : https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/