Herbs used to make Essiac tea contain high levels of antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, tannin, and selenium that can reduce free radical activity and detoxify the body. These antioxidants may reduce cardiovascular disease, lower risk of age-related eye disease, promote better brain health, and general health maintenance.
Essiac tea serves several other purposes.
• Immunostimulant: Research has shown that Essiac tea significantly increases the activity of several immune system cells.
• Anti-inflammatory: Essiac tea reduces pain and swelling associated with general inflammation (arthritis, respiratory tract infections, HIV/AIDS, and other infections).
• Antibacterial: Essiac tea can combat bacteria strains. Burdock root is linked to both antibacterial and fungistatic activity, which can reduce inflammation.
• Expectorant: Slippery elm and rhubarb root found in Essiac tea help soothe respiratory infections and cut through mucus. The herbs' may speed up healing and reducing inflammation in the respiratory tract.
Ingredients: Organic burdock root, organic sheep sorrel, organic (Turkey) rhubarb root, and organic slippery elm bark.
- Place Bag in 64 ounces of water
- Bring to boil and boil for 10 minutes
- Turn off and let sit overnight.
- Bring tea to medium heat until it starts to produce steam
- Take it off the heat and let it settle for 10 minutes
- Strain using cheesecloth into a jar.
- Keep in the refrigerator.
- Shake well before using.
To drink, 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 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 effect, hold the tea in your mouth as long as possible to absorb sublingually (under the tongue). Essiac tea is detoxifying, so it is crucial 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 teas are light and heat-sensitive, so store it in a cool, dark place.