“Every herb in Optimally Organic’s Essiac Tea is Organic and grown under strict organic guidelines. Once harvested, the herbs are air dried and shipped fresh to our packaging facility where they are kept cool and ship fast. Our herbs are analyzed for quality and true botanical identity and are never irradiated or treated with ozone.”
The original recipe for this powerful herbal blend was handed down through word of mouth by Northern Canadian Ojibway Indians for hundreds of years. It eventually reached the ear of Canadian Nurse Rene Caisse who became famous for her use of it with ill patients. She called it “Essiac”, Caisse spelled backwards. Today, this powerful blend of herbs is still used by millions of people around the world to achieve fast and powerful results. The original blend contained only 4 herbs. Over the years 4 more herbs known for their beneficial and complimentary attributes were brilliantly added by Nurse Caisse in collaboration with Dr. Charles Brusch to make Essiac Tea a more potent and well-rounded blend. We feel blessed to have trusted friends of Nurse Caisse share this very special recipe with us so we may make it available to you.
“Every herb in Optimally Organic’s Organic Essiac Tea offers a myriad of tried and true benefits. Drinking 1-3 ounces per day is one of the greatest things you could do for your health, and just 1/2 ounce per day will do wonders for your beloved pets!
Herbal Blend Includes:
Burdock Root is valued by natural health practitioners worldwide for bringing subtle strengthening and cleansing to the entire system. It is a mild diuretic useful for aiding the body in fighting foreign invaders. It is also a diaphoretic that increases sweat production. This herb has traditionally been used to treat a list of illnesses. Also contains bio-available calcium, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, magnesium, silicon, zinc, iron, chlorogenic acid, essential oil, flavonoids, inulin, lactone, mucilage, polyacetylenes, resin, tannins, and taraxosterol.
Kelp is a nutrient dense sea vegetable containing a pristine source of naturally chelated minerals, chlorophyll, vitamins, alginate (helps remove radioactive elements and heavy metals from cells), and sterols (reported to exhibit anti-hypercholesterolemic activity in the body). The organic iodine in kelp acts as a thyroxin precursor and regulates metabolism. This increases energy levels and helps maintain a healthy body weight. Also contains 25 vitamins including A, B1, B2, B6, B12, D and Folic Acid, carotenoids, pantothenic acid, iodine, potassium, manganese, selenium, and bio-available calcium.
Red Clover is known for its cleansing and purifying qualities. Red clover is one of the richest sources of isoflavones. Isoflavones are water soluble chemicals that act like estrogens. Also contains bio-available calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C complex.
Sheep Sorrel is a rich source of oxalic acid, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, beta carotene, and vitamin C complex. It acts as a powerful antioxidant, mild diuretic, and mild antiseptic. Also contains vitamins A, B and C complex, D, E, K, P and U, bio-available calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, copper, iodine, chlorophyll, and zinc.
Slippery Elm Bark neutralizes stomach acids, draws out impurities, boosts and soothes the adrenal glands, and acts as an emollient, expectorant, diuretic and demulcent to support healing to all areas of the body. Natural health practitioners also recommend it to improve digestion. It is considered an excellent poultice for cuts, bruises, sunburns, aching joints, and has been used topically for hundreds of years. Known to soothe sore throats, it is commonly found in throat lozenges and cough remedies. Also contains mucilage (galactose, 3-methyl galactose, hexoses, pentoses, methylpentoses, polyuronides, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid residues), complex carbohydrates, tannins, calcium oxalate, phytosterols, sesquiterpenes,flavonoids, salicylic acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, decanoic acid, and vitamin E.
Turkey Rhubarb Root is world famous for its effective properties. It improves digestion and helps regulate the appetite. Turkey Rhubarb Root also contains a remarkable substance called rhein. Rhein inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the intestines. Rhein is also powerful against Candida albicans (yeast infections). Also contains an abundance of vitamins, chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, zinc, and potassium.
Watercress is used as a general tonic, to regulate the appetite, improve digestion, and purify the body. There are mustard oil glycosides in Watercress, particularly gluconasturtiin. These glycosides are known to inhibit abnormal cells in the body due to their cytotoxic activity, and their ability to activate detoxification enzymes in abnormal cells. Gluconasturtiin can be hydrolyzed into 2- phenethyl isothiocyanate or PEITC. Contains high levels of vitamins A and C, iodine, bio-available calcium, mustard oil glycosides, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 folate, and amino acids.
Blessed Thistlehas long been used for problems with digestion such as gas, constipation, and upset stomach because it contains large amounts of sesquiterpene lactones such as cunicin. These lactones increase the secretion of gastric juices and enzymes, leading to improved digestion and a healthy appetite. For years herbalists have also recommended Blessed Thistle to fight parasitic invaders.
“Essiac Tea Herbs is excellent for skin conditions when made into a topical poultice!
Directions for making a Topical Poultice:Place 1 teaspoon of Essiac Tea Herbs in a cup and add several drops of water until you have a thick paste. Apply to affected area and cover loosely with a bandage, letting your skin breathe. For best results add 2 drops of Fulvic Acid X350 or 4 drops of Fulvic X200 to the mixture.
For general health, we recommend just 1oz to 3oz of brewed Essiac tea per day. For serious health issues, we recommend 9oz of brewed Essiac tea per day. It is important to NOT strain off the herbs when making your tea. Consuming the herbs with the tea dramatically increases the potency and effectiveness of this powerful herbal blend.”
Directions for General Health Use: Take a pinch of powdered Essiac Tea Herbs (approx. 1/4 teaspoon) and add to 3.5oz of boiling water (the water will boil down to about 3oz once brewed). Boil for 10 minutes with a cover, remove from heat, and let sit for an hour or more (up to 12 hours) before drinking. We recommend just 1oz to 3oz of this brewed tea per day. Refrigerate unused portion and drink cold or hot within 14 days. DO NOT strain off the herbs. These powdered herbs are fine enough to be taken as you drink the tea. Brewed Essiac tea may be added to juice or a smoothie. For best results drink on an empty stomach and use with Fulvic Ionic Minerals. DO NOT TAKE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING.
“Once the Essiac tea herbs are brewed they should be consumed within 14 days.”
*Directions for Therapeutic Use: Make a 2 week supply for a therapeutic dose of 9oz of brewed tea per day: 1. Boil 132oz (1 gallon plus 4oz) of purified or distilled water in a large pot. 2. Add 4oz of loose Essiac powdered herbs (this is equal to a rounded 3/4 cup). 3. Simmer on medium heat for ten minutes. Stir occasionally and keep covered. 4. Remove from heat and let sit at room temperature for 4 to 12 hours, covered. 5. After 4-12 hours, stir well to create an even mixture and pour the entire contents into a clean glass bottle using a funnel, keeping the herbs in the mixture. DO NOT strain off the herbs. These powdered herbs are fine enough to be taken as you drink the tea. Brewed Essiac may be added to juice or a smoothie. Refrigerate and drink cold or hot within 14 days. May be added to juice or a smoothie. For best results drink on an empty stomach and use with Fulvic Ionic Minerals. DO NOT TAKE IF PREGNANT OR LACTATING.