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Essiac Tea Recipe
Essiac is the name of its discoverer spelled backwards. Rene Caisse was a Canadian nurse who as fate would have it met the husband of a breast cancer patient who attributed her survival to four herbs used by the Ojibwa Indians to treat malignant conditions. Ms. Caisse took a serious interest in the treatment and observed that the herbs seemed to have a direct effect on the pancreas, reducing or eliminating the requirement for insulin among diabetic patients. Caisse theorised that some sort of deficiency caused abnormal glandular functioning that was corrected by her hypodermic use of the Ojibwa herbs.

Since Essiac is now a very well known treatment, it is important to point out that while Caisse did provide the herbs for oral use, most of her greatest success would seem to have involved the injectible form of the herbs. They would obviously be more potent and fast-acting if administered in this way. Caisse actually felt quite strongly that this method of delivery was the only way to assure that the body could resist malignancy.

According to the providers of the optimally known version of the formula, "all four herbs normalize body systems by purifying the blood, promoting cell repair, and aiding effective assimilation and elimination. When combined, their separate beneficial effects are synergistically enhanced."

Essiac Tea History
Essiac is the name of its discoverer spelled backwards. Rene Caisse was a Canadian nurse who as fate would have it met the husband of a breast cancer patient who attributed her survival to four herbs used by the Ojibwa Indians to treat malignant conditions. Ms. Caisse took a serious interest in the treatment and observed that the herbs seemed to have a direct effect on the pancreas, reducing or eliminating the requirement for insulin among diabetic patients. Caisse theorised that some sort of deficiency caused abnormal glandular functioning that was corrected by her hypodermic use of the Ojibwa herbs. Since Essiac is now a very well known treatment, it is important to point out that while Caisse did provide the herbs for oral use, most of her greatest success would seem to have involved the ingestible form of the herbs. They would obviously be more potent and fast-acting if administered in this way. Caisse actually felt quite strongly that this method of delivery was the only way to assure that the body could resist malignancy. According to the providers of the optimally known version of the formula, "all four herbs normalise body systems by purifying the blood, promoting cell repair, and aiding effective assimilation and elimination. When combined, their separate beneficial effects are synergistically enhanced."

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
Burdock root, also known as gobo or "Poor-man's potatoes", is an important food in Japan known for its many healing properties. Traditionally, burdock root was used in Europe, India and China to treat respiratory disorders, abscesses, joint pain, and urinary problems and to overcome serious health challenges by stimulating cellular regeneration, detoxification and cleansing. The German Pharmacopoeia lists this herbal drug for treating gastrointestinal complaints, as well as joint and bone conditions. The tea is also considered to be a traditional blood purifier and diuretic. Up to seventy-five percent of the root is made up of complex carbohydrates known as fructo-oligo-saccharides (FOS), including 27-45% insulin. Based on clinical studies, intake of FOS significantly increases beneficial bifidobacteria within the gastrointestinal tract and eliminates bacterial pathogens. This ultimately stimulates the immune system and effectively suppresses abnormal cell growth. The high levels of FOS in burdock root and its water extract also help to keep blood sugar levels constant and reduce hyperglycemia. Burdock root and its tea also contain at least five powerful flavonoid-type antioxidants that are more powerful antioxidants than vitamin C. Based on many studies with animals exposed to toxic chemicals, the tea very effectively protects the body against cellular damage and abnormal growths. The tea also has powerful anti-inflammatory activity based on studies and reduces liver damage from toxic chemicals. As a mildly bitter-tasting herb, it increases saliva and bile secretion, which aids digestion and cleanses the liver. These qualities of burdock root tea support proper hormone balances within the body and this may explain its traditional use for treating acne, eczema, endometriosis, fibroids and psoriasis. Burdock root tea is capable of also be applied externally for treating skin conditions.

Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva)
Slippery elm has been used as an herbal remedy in North America for centuries. Native Americans used slippery elm in healing salves for wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and stomach problems.  Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines; it also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions. Slippery elm also causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract leading to increased mucus secretion. The increased mucus production may protect the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity.

Traditional Usages:
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Crohn's dis-ease and ulcerative colitis
  • Gastroesophogeal reflux dis-ease (GERD)
  • Sore throat
  • Wounds, burns, boils, psoriasis, and other skin conditions (external)


Sheep's Sorrel (Rumex acetosella)
Though sheep's sorrel is capable of being found in most temperament zones, its medicinal uses were first learned from Native Americans. As with burdock root, it is a diuretic and detoxifier. Also, as with other docks, it is has laxative properties, quite gentle, though nevertheless useful for detoxification of the gastrointestinal tract. In it contraindicated for people prone to forming kidney stones, perhaps for the reason that it is a rich source of trace minerals.

Traditional Usages
  • Cancer
  • Applied externally to assist in clearing skin problems such as eczema, ringworm, and herpes.
  • Mild antiseptic
  • Mild diuretic
  • Mild laxative.
  • Relieve internal ulcers
  • Urinary and kidney dis-eases


Rheum palmatum: Also known as Turkey rhubarb, Chinese rhubarb, ornamental rhubarb, and East Indian rhubarb
Rhubarb is an astringent herb with a major purging effect that is tolerable to most humans. Nevertheless, it has a long history in China and many other parts of the world as a laxative and effective treatment for many gastrointestinal problems. Due to the tannins (which cause the astringency), this herb is constipating in small doses and laxative in higher doses. Therefore, a proper formula is required to bring about the intended purging of the colon without cramping. It has been used extensively for the treatment of candida albicans as well as bacterial infections, especially Staphylococcus aureus. Studies suggest that one of its primary constituents, rhein, safely reduces infections in the eliminatory system that contributes to inflammation.

Traditional Usages
Equipment
  • A one or two gallon stainless steel pan with a lid; this will depend on how much tea you are making.
  • A second stainless steel pan of appropriate size into which you can strain the contents of your first pan.
  • A stainless steel fine mesh strainer. A 'V' shaped strainer is paramount
  • A stainless steel funnel.
  • A large stainless steel or wooden spoon.
  • 500ml (16oz) amber bottles with tops; a minimum of six bottles for seven British pints and twelve bottles for 1.75 British gallons of water.


You will find that boiling and straining the tea will considerably reduce the amount of liquid with which you start.

Water
  • Use either fresh spring water or sodium free distilled water.
  • You may use bottled (still) spring water from the supermarket.
  • 7 British pints (or one American gallon) = 3.98 litres
  • 1.75 British gallons (or two American gallons) = 7.95 litres.
  • You may purchase distilled water, if you prefer to use that, from chemists' shops.


Cautions
Avoid the use of plastic or aluminium while you are preparing Essiac tea.
Do not expose the tea to sunlight; this will destroy its beneficial properties.
Do not freeze the tea.
Do not microwave the tea
If a green mould appears, throw the tea away.
Do not ever store the tea in plastic bottles.
Store the bottles of tea upright.

When using Essiac, Caisse noted that tumors often become harder at first and then they soften and disappear.

Seven Pint Recipe (One American Gallon)
This is a twenty-eighth of the full amount of herbs to be added to 7 British pints of water or one American gallon
  • 24.1g (0.85oz) Burdock Root (Please bullet point)
  • 16.2g (0.57oz) Sheep Sorrel (powder if possible) (Please bullet point)
  • 1.1g (0.04oz) or 1/4 tsp. Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder (Please bullet point)
  • 4g (0.14oz) Slippery Elm Bark Powder (Please bullet point)
  • Total scale weight of mixture = 45.4g (1.6oz) (Please bullet point)


One and three-quarter Gallon Recipe (Two American Gallons)
This is a fourteenth of the full amount of herbs to be added to 1.75 British gallons of water or two American gallons
  • 48.5g (1.71oz) Burdock Root (Please bullet point)
  • 32.3g (1.14oz) Sheep Sorrel (powder if possible) (Please bullet point)
  • 2g (0.07oz) or 1/2 tsp. Turkey Rhubarb Root Powder (Please bullet point)
  • 8.5g (0.3oz) Slippery Elm Bark Powder (Please bullet point)
  • Total scale weight of mixture = 90.7g (3.2oz) (Please bullet point)

    Preparing the Amber Bottles for Essiac Tea
    Before using the bottles you might choose to get rid of the disks of waxed cardboard that are sometimes in the tops. If the manufacturers have glued them in they may get messy when you are sterilising them. You might choose to boil yours and then scraped out as much of the remaining glue as possible with the end of a small blunt knife. You might choose to get rid of the remaining glue with white spirit. Then you might wash each top very well in soapy water and boiled them all over again. You only are required to do it once.

    A disadvantage of using heat to sterilise bottles is that the insert of any bottle top will probably disintegrate during the process. It is important therefore to find bottles that have tops that will still have a high-quality seal without them.



    Sterilising the Amber Bottles for Essiac Tea
    You ought to sterilise the bottles and tops every time you make Essiac tea. Sterilise them shortly before you require them. The easiest way to do it is by heating the bottles in the oven. To do this stand them upright (without their tops) in an ordinary roasting tin. Then put them for a period of ten minutes into the oven at a temperature of 230 degrees Centigrade or 446 degrees Fahrenheit . Take them out of the oven and let the bottles cool in the tin. Boil the tops in a pan of water for about ten to fifteen minutes. Do this at the same time as sterilising the bottles. Put the tops back onto the bottles when both have cooled down a little, putting them aside until you require them.

    Making Essiac Tea
    The original formula, as given by Rene Caisse, is listed below. We are reprinting here her exact instructions for a two-gallon batch, although you would probably not require such a large amount at one time.

    Ingredients:
    • 52 parts: Burdock Root (cut or dried) (parts by weight)
    • 16 parts: Sheep Sorrel (powdered)
    • 1 part: Turkey Rhubarb (powdered) or 2 parts domestic Rhubarb
    • 4 parts: Slippery Elm (powdered)


    Later in her life, while working with Dr. Charles Brusch in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Rene added small amounts of four other herbs to her basic four-herb formula. These extra four herbs were added as follows: Kelp (2 parts), Red Clover (1 part), Blessed Thistle (1 part), Watercress (0.4 parts). We consider the addition of these four extra herbs optional.

    Here is the cooking method that most Essiac tea recipes recommend you to use:

    Bring the water to the boil. Drop in the essiac herb mixture, stir, cover and boil hard for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat. Let the tea stand covered for 6 hours; then remove the cover and stir. Return the cover and let the tea stand for another 6 hours. Turn on the heat and bring it just up to the boil.

    Strain the tea into another stainless steel pan. Wash the first pan thoroughly. Strain the tea once again back into the original pan. Pour it into the sterilised amber bottles straight away and screw on the tops. Cool and store the bottles of tea, upright, in a refrigerator or a cool dark place. Keep the bottles refrigerated once you have opened them.

    There is substantial time and effort required to assemble all the required supplies to make your own Essiac tea formula. If you choose not to make your own tea, though still will to use it, here are two websites that you may choose to use. Night-Thunder International is not affiliated with either of these companies and only gives then as a possible choice to making the recipe yourself!

    The Original Essiac Company
    OJIBWA HERBAL TEA - FOR TRATMENT OF CANCER
    An alternative remedy


    Recommended Doses
    The most common recommended dose is 4 fluid ounces of tea daily; half in the morning and half in the evening.

    Directions for use:
    Heat 2 ounces or 4 tablespoons of distilled water, and then mix it with 2 ounces or 4 tablespoons of the tea taken directly from the refrigerator.

    Pour the tea into the measuring device, instead of sticking the spoon into the jar. This habit will protect against contamination. Keep the tea refrigerated at all times. Shake well each time before pouring.

    Take it on an empty stomach, at least 2 hours after eating. Wait 2 more hours before eating after taking the tea.

    Beneficial times to take it are at bedtime, or upon awakening. More seriously ill humans are capable of taking it safely 3 to 4 times daily, spaced out, as described above, separated from meals, by two hours. It is not going to do you much benefit to take it with meals. It will not work all mixed up with your dinner. That would just be a waste of money.

    Disclaimer
    At Night-Thunder Internationl, we believe that it is important to state that Night-Thunder International does not represent as having any traditional medical training whatsoever. Neither has Night-Thunder International any personal knowledge of Essiac tea's effects on specific types of cancer or any other dis-ease or condition other then what Night-Thunder International client’s havestated that they have experienced. Night-Thunder International does not claim that Rene Caisse's Essiac tea cures anything. There is not any medical or scientific evidence to prove that it does. There have, unfortunately, not been any clinical trials of any type of Essiac tea to date.

    Miscellaneous Notes
    Burdock Root is capable of being toxic.
    • It has been reported that two of the herbs contain high oxalic acid content, making the remedy unsafe for humans with kidney ailments or arthritic conditions.
    • Humans with NHL (Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma) ought not to use Essiac tea for the reason that it stimulates the immune system's B cells.
    • It has been reported that Essiac tea is capable of assisting humans other than those with cancer; some of these dis-eases and conditions are Aids, Alzheimer's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis.
    • Cancer and AIDS sufferers, or other ill people, may wish to twice daily take 4 tablespoons (2 ounces), once in the morning, 5 minutes before eating, and once in the evening, at least 2 hours after eating.


    How is Essiac Tea used?


    Side Effects
    No major adverse side effect have been associated with Essiac tea.


    What Essiac Promises To Do
    Following is an additional list of potentially promising therapeutic activity likely to be found in the ESSIAC decoction and/or in its individual components, when applied under favourable conditions. It may:

    • Prevent build-up of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney tubules and liver.
    • Regulate cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.
    • Halt diarrhea, check internal hemorrhaging and overcome constipation.
    • Counteract the detrimental effects of aluminium, lead and mercury poisoning.
    • Strengthen and tighten muscles, organs and tissues.
    • Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.
    • Make bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, membranes strong and flexible, more durable and less vulnerable to stress.
    • Nourish and stimulate the brain and nervous system.
    • Promote the absorbtion of fluids in the tissues.
    • Remove toxic accumulation in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder and alimentary canal.
    • Neutralize acids, absorb toxins in bowel and help to eliminate both.
    • Clear the respitory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.
    • Relieve the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that are capable of being easily eliminated through the kidneys.
    • Assist the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath (a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers).
    • Reduce, perhaps eliminate, heavy metal deposits in tissues, especially those surrounding the joints, to relieve inflammation and stiffness.
    • Improve the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.
    • Purify and cool the blood.
    • Increase red cell production and keep them from rupturing.
    • Increase the physical body's ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in tissue cells.
    • Maintain the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so the liquid fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated: in this way cells are nourished with nutrients and cleansed.
    • Convert calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine, and regulating the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formulation in the gall bladder, kidneys or urinary tract.
    • Protect against toxins entering the brain.
    • Protect the body against radiation and x-rays.
    • Relieve pain, increase the appetite and provide more energy with a sense of well-being.
    • Speed up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area
    • Increase the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, defenders of our immune system.
    • Inhibit and possibly destroy benign growths and tumors.
    • Protect the cells against free radicals.


    Why Do Humans With HIV Use Essiac Tea?
    All of the claims that Essiac is capable of assisting humans with HIV seem to  have come from Dr. Gary Glum, a chiropractor. In 1988 C. E. he wrote “Calling of an Angel,” a biography of Rene Caisse. Glum claims to  have treated several AIDS patients with Essiac with wonderful results. No report  of this study was published.

    How Does It Interact With Other Therapies?
    There are no known interactions between Essiac and medications or other herbs. However, most interactions between herbs and medications have not been studied. Tell your health care provider if you are using herbal supplements.

    How Do We Know It Works?
    Essiac is supported by many personal testimonials from cancer patients, however there are no careful scientific studies. Resperin Corporation received approval in 1978 from the Canadian government to study Essiac in humans. This permission was withdrawn four years later when the studies were not proceeding as expected. The Canadian Government does not consider Essiac to be an effective cancer treatment.

    There are no reports of research studies in people with HIV infection. On the other hand, laboratory studies of the herbs used in Essiac document some anti-tumor effects. Carefully designed research studies are needed. 

    The Bottom Line 
    Essiac is a tea originally made from four herbs. A Canadian nurse developed it in 1922 C.E. and used it to treat many cancer patients. Essiac is claimed to strengthen the immune system, relieve pain, and shrink cancerous tumors. Despite many personal reports of health benefits from Essiac, there are no scientific studies to support its use.

    Essiac appears to be safe to use. It is available in several forms, based on different recipes, from competing providers. Prices vary widely. Be sure to obtain a complete list of ingredients.

    Humans with the following health problems may find essiac to be a useful health supplement
    1. Poor immune system
    2. Chronic bronchitis
    3. Chronic Pain
    4. Diabetes
    5. Arthritis
    6. Obesity
    7. Ulcers
    8. Liver Problems
    9. Colon Trouble
    10. Chronic Fatigue
    11. Fibromyalgia
    12. Sinus Trouble
    13. Gout
    14. Pneumonia
    15. High Blood Pressure
    16. Constipation
    17. Kidney and Bladdar Problems
    18. AIDS
    19. Pain related to inflammation
    20. High Cholesterol
    21. Diarrhea
    22. Heartburn


    Essiac tea has not been tested or proven to be effective in treating the above conditions. Essiac is not an FDA approved herbal treatment.




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