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Underestimated Even Ignored: Essiac Tea Still Works On Cancer and More

by Paul Fassa
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(The Best Years in Life) Of all the alternative approaches for cancer, Essiac Tea has been slighted and forgotten the most over the past couple of decades, especially with several other approaches that have received more sensational press than Essiac lately.

Cannabis is great, but not so accessible and certainly not so cheap unless you can grown a lot of your own plants and make cannabis oil. Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) and maple syrup or blackstrap molasses are as inexpensive as it gets, but it requires a little more savvy with using it than Essiac Tea, even if you brew your own, which is the best way to use it.

A Summary of Essiac's History

Essiac is Caisse spelled backwards, the surname of nurse Rene Caisse who came upon a North Canadian Indian medicine man's herbal tonic that was used to cure woman's breast cancer in the late 19th Century. Nurse Caisse met her as she was passing away in nursing home decades after the herbal remedy had cured her.

So Rene immediately collected the herbs and cured a select group of friends and family circa 1920. Soon word got out and cancer patients outside her circle of family and friends came to her. Her treatment locations evolved until her arrival at the small Bracebridge township that provided her with the building that was once a hotel.

This is where Rene treated patients for over eight years, and where her treatments of the herbal tea gained notoriety from the several reports of healed cancer patients, causing many doctors during the 1930s and '40s to endorse what she was doing after reviewing some of those cases.

She was given the use of the Bracebridge facility without any charges except, reportedly, one dollar per month. But she was not allowed to charge patients had to be diagnosed by an MD before and after treatment. All told from before Bracebridge and after, Rene cured thousands of cancer patients.

But there were also problems. Many in the medical establishment wanted Nurse Caisse's operation shut down. Some say part of her problems was her stubborn pride and refusal to divulge the tea's formula, which she sometimes injected for severe cases.

But I think Nurse Caisse had an awareness of how the medical establishment would take her medicine man recipe and alter it and make it less effective or simply charge too much, making it unavailable to many who needed it. This suspicion was warranted as these things go on with non-pharmaceutical cancer approaches all the time.

One year before Rene's death, she signed over the rights to her formula to a Canadian company called Resperin Corporation Lmtd. for one dollar Canadian, of course. The deal included promises to keep the formula pure and keep it accessible at low cost to everyone.

Then in 1995, Resperin signed the formula over to Essiac Canada International, which is currently a respected provider of the formula.


What's In It and Who Has Benefited From It

The proper blend of organic or wild harvested non-irradiated burdock root, slippery elm bark, Turkish Rhubarb root, and Sheep Sorrel leaves with roots make up the original formula. The herbs must be as written completely without shortcuts, interventions, and modifications.

After bringing the herbs to a boil and letting it steep overnight, the quart to one gallon made is refrigerated. A dose of two ounces should be taken three times daily with sufficient warm water, sipped slowly away from food.

Quality of the herbs means everything with this tea. Most of the off the shelf stuff made of inferior herbs or has lost its potency. It's best to order the powdered herbs that comply with what was just written in their proper ratios and brew your own tea with actual spring water in glass bottles, such as Mountain Valley Spring Water, which is sold in most stores that sell organic foods.

Don't bother with sparkling and flavored water. Get plain authentic spring water in darkly colored glass only. But I used it myself for Essiac Tea, which should be stored in dark colored bottles to protect against light.

Essiac Tea can be used as a general health tonic with less daily doses. Los Angeles Sports health chiropractor Dr. Gary Glum found Rene's formula after she had died and all of her documents were taken and destroyed. He disclosed the exact formula/recipe in his book Calling of an Angel; the Story of Rene Caisse and an Indian Herbal Medicine Named Essiac, which is out of print. His life was threatened if he would have published another edition.

Glum's wife used it to get over her chronic bronchitis. Dr. Glum was allowed to treat a handful of AIDS patients out of 179 who were being tested with AZT. His five patients survived while the 174 AZT treated died. He also had it used on a young boy in Alaska to cure his leukemia.

The boy died of heart failure after the blood cancer was gone, a post mortem examination revealed his heart failed due to the accumulated toxic after effects of chemotherapy. The Essiac Tea hadn't arrived early enough avoid chemo sessions.

We order our Essiac Tea powders directly from a source with good service, complete instructions and other information, as well as herbs that I had earlier described including sheep sorrel roots that few provide but Rene considered vital for Essiac's efficacy. 

Dr. Julian Whitaker publishes a monthly newsletter named Health and Healing. It has 430,000 subscribers. In his November 1995 issue, he had an article entitled "What I Would Do If I Had Cancer". He states that if he had cancer he personally would follow a regime which included Essiac Tea.

If you want to see some excellent testimonials, go to this page and scroll down midway to ESSIAC TESTIMONIALS. Keep in mind that part of healing involves improving one's diet, lifestyle, and mindset.

NOTE: We at TBYIL believe that Essiac Tea is an excellent overall body cleanser and is a good item to include as part of a comprehensive natural anti-cancer protocol but we do not recommend that anyone depend on it (or any other single item for that matter) as the sole item they use to fight cancer – and we further believe that when it comes to fighting cancer, while Essaic is a good item, there are several other items which are more powerful, such as: Cannabis oil, oleander extract, curcumin, a potent mushroom product such as Garden of Life’s RM10 Immune Defense and Jon Barron’s Blood Support Tonic – ALL of which we recommend in our Comprehensive Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol, along with Essiac Tea. In addition we do NOT recommend baking soda and maple syrup or molasses.

See also:

Cancer is Getting Harder to Beat and Avoid

Eliminate These and Eliminate Cancer

A Natural Anti-Cancer Protocol

A Critical Look at 3 Popular Alternative Cancer Cures: Oxygen, High pH and Baking Soda/Molasses

The Best Years in Life Cancer Alternatives Resource Page



About the author:

Paul Fassa started looking into natural health to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. Then he developed more interest as he researched his articles for Natural News and Align Life.

He is amazed at the ignorance of natural medicine and how beneficial foods and herbs are constantly ignored or vilified in order to promote toxic foods and meds by Big Pharma, the FDA, USDA, and the AMA, what he likes to call the "Medical Mafia".

His blog is - "Healthmaven: Escape from the Medical Mafia Matrix." His Natural News articles can be reviewed here:



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