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essiac tea south africa

essiac tea south africa

Essiac Tea South Africa

More people are learning about the magical benefits of Essiac Tea South Africa?

If you are wanting to buy Essiac Tea then visit our online Herbology store here.

But what exactly is this tea, and what are its health benefits?

In 1922, nurse Rene Caisse first introduced essiac tea to the world. She presented it as an alternative treatment for cancer. The story goes that she had a patient who claimed essiac tea cured their breast cancer. That patient gave Caisse the formula, which originally came from an Ontario Ojibwa healer. She called it ESSIAC (Caisse spelled backwards) TEA and revealed the ingredients before her death in 1978. In 1934, Caisse opened her own cancer clinic in Ontario, Canada where essiac was provided to patients for free. However, when the Royal Cancer Commission of Canada visited the clinic in 1938, they found little evidence that essiac tea was helping patients. By 1942 Caisse had shut down her clinic, but continued to distribute the tea to patients well into the 1970s.

There are four basic Essiac Tea South Africa ingredients:

  • Burdock root(Arctium lappaArctium majus) is a large herbaceous plant of the daisy family. It is purported to treat cancer, lower blood sugar, promote urination, reduce wrinkles, and provide other benefits.
  • Rhubarb root (Rheum palmatumRheum officinale) is said to provide relief from a variety of symptoms such as constipation and fever. It is also believed to treat cancer, treat infections, and boost the immune system.
  • Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is said to treat cancer, diarrhea, and reduce fever or inflammation.
  • Slippery elm(Ulmus rubra) is believed to reduce coughing or bronchitis, treat diarrhea, and ease irritable bowel syndrome.

Some say the ingredient proportions and method of consumption are important keys to getting the full benefits from the tea. A quick internet search for a basic Essiac tea recipe provides several variations of the blend, but the most common 4 herbs used are:

The ingredients are mixed together and stored in a glass container away from light. To make the tea, boiled, unchlorinated water is poured over the herbs and steeped for 12 hours. Proponents recommend drinking a 60ml serving, unheated, typically before bed.

All of these herbs are either antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or antimicrobial. They also have immune stimulating properties and when taken together they create a beneficial synergistic effect ie. the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts!

The combination of these herbs is said to support the body in removing toxins and wastes,  therefore paving the way for improved and increased hydration and nourishment.

According to some companies who sell the tea and other supporters, the benefits of Essiac tea include cancer treatment and prevention, HIV and AIDS treatment, immune system support, and diabetes therapy.

If you would like to upgrade this Essiac Tea South Africa recipe you can add:

NOTE: Burdock may increase or decrease blood sugar levels, which may be harmful to Essiac tea drinkers with diabetes or hypoglycemia. And oxalic acid (in rhubarb, slippery elm, and sorrel) may cause nausea, vomiting, mouth/throat burning, dangerously low blood pressure, blood electrolyte imbalances, seizure, throat swelling that interferes with breathing, and liver or kidney damage when consumed in large doses.

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  1. Sounds great. Where can I get some in Cape town please?

    1. Hi Anne, we suggest buying 4 x small boxes of each of the 4 main herbs; slippery elm, sheep sorrel, chinese rhubarb, and Burdock root and mixing them together. All the items are available at our online herb shop. We supply a wide variety of bulk dried herbs across South Africa.

  2. Please advise a supplier

    1. Hi Wendy, we sell essiac tea in South Africa in 100g portions here

  3. […] treatment. Slippery elm has become a part of a popular herbal remedy for breast cancer patients. Essiac tea, which combines slippery elm with a blend of burdock root, Indian rhubarb, and sheep sorrel, is […]

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