Natural Health Resources Essiac Rejuvenation Tea (8 oz)
Nurse Rene Caisse, founder of the Essiac herbal formula, used four herbs in her original recipe, as revealed with its release and publication. Her herb company's purchasing agent, however, knew that she actually also used a 5th herb. After Caisse's passing, the purchasing agent informed Natural Health Resources of the formula. The disclosed recipe featured all the herbs and their percentages that were used in the formula. This Essiac Tea is made out of organic herbs that correspond with Caisse's last used formula, and also includes the entire whole sheep sorrel plant (leaves, roots, and stems).
Ingredients included: Burdock Root, Cress, Rhubarb, Sheep Sorrel, and Slippery Elm - the five original herbs used in Essiac.
How to prepare Essiac tea:
1. Measure one quart (32 ounces) of distilled or purified water into a non-aluminum (pyrex, stainless steel, corning) 2-quart pot.
2. Place a cover on the pot and boil the water.
3. Add a little bit less than 1/4 cup (three tablespoons) of dry tea to the boiling water.
4. Stir dry tea into the boiling water and put the cover back on the pot.
5. Reduce the heat to prevent the tea from boiling over and out of the pot.
6. Allow the tea to boil for at least 20 minutes.
7. After 20 minutes, cover the pot, and have the tea steep (without fire) for 10 hours or overnight.
8. Once steeping is finished, reheat the tea in the pot (without bringing to a boil) for one minute.
9. Pour the tea directly into a glass container and store in the refrigerator. Half a pound of the tea should last one person several months.
The proper dosage of Essiac tea, based upon Caisse's formula, is 1 fluid ounce (30 mL), diluted in 2 fluid ounces (60 mL) of hot water each day. It is best to sip the tea on an empty stomach, meaning no food eaten an hour before or after drinking the tea, at bedtime. To get the maximum effects from the tea, you should take one week off after every four weeks. Without resting intervals, the body may detoxify too quickly.
- Natural products should not be used in a microwave.
- Do not strain the tea. It is more potent if the herb pieces are not strained out. If you do strain the tea, we recommend using a fine to medium mesh stainless steel strainer.
- You may choose to drink the tea straight, but Nurse Rene Caisse recommended the addition of hot water.
- Drink one ounce, once per day, on an empty stomach, for the best possible results.