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Essiac Tea Side Effects and Cautions

Essiac tea is generally regarded as being benign concerning side effects, except for standard caution that anyone pregnant or nursing should not use it (which applies to any dietary herbal supplement). People react differently to pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements, while some users experience adverse side effects, others

Essiac Tea for Dogs and Other Pets

How much essiac tea should a dog or cat be given each day? While Rene Caisse's work with her formula did not involve pets, Sheila Snow and Mali Klein (currently the most highly regarded authors of authentic Rene Caisse information) say this about pets in their 1999

Essiac Tea for Diabetes

People use Essiac for a multitude of health conditions, most notably cancer. However, another common use for Essiac is in treatment of diabetes. The discovery of the association between diabetes and Essiac occurred when one of Caisse’s patients with both colon cancer and diabetes not only saw

Essiac Tea Benefits for Health

Since its adoption and promotion by a Canadian nurse nearly 100 years ago, Essiac has become popularly used for several reported health benefits. The herbal mixture’s most widely publicized health-related use is as cancer treatment, whether as adjunctive therapy to standard chemotherapy regimens or as comfort care

Essiac Tea as a Cancer Treatment

When it was originally created by a Canadian Ojibwa healer, the herbal mixture Essiac was generally intended to purify the body and restore/maintain balance between body and spirit. Since the 1920s, it has been found more specifically to have significant biological activity in laboratory experiments, namely antioxidant,

Essiac Tea : 8 Herbs Better than 4?

There are sources suggesting that the original recipe for Essiac Tea given to Rene Caisse consisted of eight herbs. Others state that the original recipe was four plants and the creation of the eight ingredient recipe was a joint effort with a company afterwards to enhance the

Essiac Recipe Depends on Using the Right Plants

This article appeared in the Bracebridge Examiner on March 29, 1995. It is an interview with Mary Mcpherson, Rene Caisse’s close friend and assistant. An easier to read transcription of the article can be found below the image. Essiac Recipe Depends on Using the Right Plants by

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Do You Remember Billy Best?

Flash back to October, 1994. A teenage cancer patient made national headlines when he ran away from home to escape chemotherapy. Billy Best was 16 at the time and living with his family in Norwell, MA. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Best endured a few rounds

Do not Inject Essiac tea

In the 1920's, Rene Caisse and Dr. Fisher found it was very dangerous to inject Essiac. However, she worked out a safe solution for injecting sheep sorrel with the other herbs being given orally. The newspaper article below reports a death caused by injecting essiac tea, all

Caution about Essiac Tea Testimonials

The herbal mixture Essiac has become one of the most popular forms of alternative and complementary medicines for the treatment of cancer in the past century. Originally discovered by a native Canadian healer, the formula was adopted and promoted by “Canada’s Cancer Nurse,” a woman named Rene