2.74 per 2 ounce bag.
- Place Bag in 64 ounces of water
- Bring to boil and boil for 10 minutes
- Turn off and let set over night.
- Bring tea to medium heat until it starts to produce steam
- Take it off heat and let it settle for 10 minutes
- Strain using cheese cloth into jar.
- Keep in refrigerator.
- Shake well before using.
- Pour 1 to 2 fl. oz. of the concentrated Essiac tea (1/8 to 1/4 cup) into a mug and add hot water, once or twice daily. It is best to start out with a small daily amount and increase gradually. Do not microwave the tea. Drink Essiac tea on an empty stomach. Take the time to sip your Essiac tea slowly; don’t gulp it down. For maximum effectiveness, hold tea in mouth as long as possible to absorb sublingually (under the tongue). Essiac tea is detoxifying so it is very important to drink plenty of pure water during the day and to have regular bowel movements. Discard Essiac tea if it tastes sour or when white mold appears floating on the surface. Essiac herbs and tea are light and heat sensitive so it is important to store in a cool, dark place.
Indigenous people were some of the first users of herbal teas for boosting health and well-being. Such is the case for essiac tea, which was used by the indigenous people of Canada. It wasn’t until 1922 that essiac tea became known because of a female nurse from Ontario named Rene Caisse who reportedly obtained the tea’s recipe from a medicine man.
Numerous benefits have been linked to essiac tea:
• Antioxidant: The herbs used to make essiac tea contain antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E, beta-carotene, tannins and selenium that can reduce free radical activity and detoxify the body.
A 2007 article in the International Journal of Cancer Research highlighted that essiac tea supposedly contains greater antioxidant activity compared to red wine, green and black tea, and cocoa. These antioxidant effects may be linked to prevention of cardiovascular disease, lower risk of age-related eye disease, promotion of better brain health and general health maintenance.5
• Immunostimulant: Research has showed that when exposed to essiac tea, the activity of several immune system cells significantly increased, although there was no direct bacterial killing observed in the study.6
• Anti-inflammatory: Essiac tea can help treat pain and swelling associated with general inflammation (commonly associated with arthritis and other respiratory tract infections), HIV/AIDS7 and other infections.
• Antibacterial (albeit moderate): Essiac tea may combat bacteria strains. Burdock root has been linked to both antibacterial and fungistatic activity,8 while also preventing the release of pro-inflammatory molecules.9
• Expectorant: Two herbs in essiac tea (slippery elm and rhubarb root) are known to help soothe respiratory infections and cut through phlegm and mucus. The herbs' expectorant properties may assist with speeding up healing and reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract. In some cases, essiac tea was found to help:
Ingredients: Organic burdock root, organic sheep sorrel, organic (Turkey) rhubarb root and organic slippery elm bark.