The Eight Herb Essiac Tea Recipe

The eight organic essiac tea ingredients that we’ve been talking about are the freshest and highest quality herbs on the market. Each herb is gathered from the purest source available and the unique blend of all eight herbs together create the strongest tea out there today. Many retailers and stores sell the “four herb” tea that has its benefits but the combination of all eight herbs in their proper amounts has been shown to be the most effective and healthiest way to take essiac tea.

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The herbs are listed in alphabetical order below. Knowledge is power and the more we all know, the better our product and service become.

Blessed Thistle:

This herb aids digestion therefore helps various digestive problems including constipation, gas and upset stomach. It is also widely used to treat liver and gallbladder diseases.

Burdock Root:
A mild diuretic, this herb increases the production of urine and sweat, potentially making it useful in treating swelling and fever. Burdock root is believed to play a major role in preventing liver damage caused by alcohol, chemicals, medications, and Hepatitis C. The reason for this protective effect is not known, but it is thought to involve opposition of a chemical process called oxidation, which occurs in the body as a natural function of metabolism. Oxidation results in the release of oxygen free radicals which may suppress the immune system. Antioxidants such as burdock may protect body cells from damage caused by oxidation.

Kelp is a sea vegetable that is a concentrated source of minerals, including: iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Kelp is a source of iodine which is crucial in the production of thyroid hormones. These hormones maintain proper metabolism in the cells. This increases energy levels and helps make it easier to maintain a healthy body weight. Kelp is the most nutrient-dense of all the essiac tea ingredients. This key ingredient is not found in the four herb essiac formula.

Red Clover:
Red clover is a source of many crucial nutrients, including: calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Red clover is also one of the richest sources of isoflavones (water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens and are found in many plants). The isoflavones found in red clover have been studied for their effectiveness in treating some forms of cancer. It is thought that the isoflavones prevent the proliferation of cancer cells and that they may even destroy cancer cells. This herb is important in the relation between essiac and cancer.

Sheep Sorrel. Sheep sorrel is a rich source of oxalic acid, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, beta carotene, and vitamin C. This tea ingredient is a mild diuretic, mild antiseptic, and a mild laxative. We use 20% of the sheep sorrel root. This was recommended by Rene Caisse and Dr. Brusch for maximum benefits of the plant.

Slippery Elm Bark:
Slippery elm bark has been used as a poultice for cuts and bruises, and also for aching joints due to gout or other causes. Besides being an essiac tea ingredient, this herb is also used to alleviate sore throats. Slippery elm bark is found in many lozenges that claim to soothe throat irritation. Since a sore throat and a cough are often linked, slippery elm bark has also been used in cough remedies. It also regulates the colon, easing both constipation and diarrhea.

Turkish Rhubarb Root:
This detoxifying herb is world-famous for its healing properties. Rhubarb root purges the body of bile, parasites, and stagnating food in the digestive tract by stimulating the gall duct to expel toxic waste matter. It has been shown to alleviate chronic liver problems by cleansing the liver. Rhubarb root improves digestion and helps regulate the appetite. It has also been shown to help heal ulcers, alleviate disorders of the spleen and colon, relieve constipation, and help heal hemorrhoids and bleeding in the upper digestive tract.

High in Vitamin C, watercress is used as a general tonic, and its bitter taste is thought to regulate the appetite and improve digestion. It can be used to alleviate nervous conditions, constipation, and liver disorders. Watercress is a popular cough and bronchitis remedy. It contains a remarkable substance called rhein, which appears to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestines. It is believed that rhein is also effective against Candida albicans (yeast infection), fever and inflammation, and pain. This is the culprit which gives the tea its slightly bitter taste, but the benefits are worth it.

Disclaimer: Essiac is not FDA tested and has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any health problem, including cancer. We do not represent it as such on this site. You must determine whether essiac is a treatment method you should pursue. We have provided accounts and descriptions that represent the opinions of a variety of experts in the alternative treatment world as well as actual users of essiac. We believe that our formula is the most effective essiac formula being sold in the world, and that our essiac tea ingredients are of the highest quality. However, we do not endorse anything on this site as medical fact.