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Essiac Powder Details

Essiac Powder consists of only four herbs, formulated in specific quantities under special conditions to result in a premium quality, medicinal herbal tea. Burdock root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm bark and Indian rhubarb root are the herbs that make up this unique formula. Essiac has a long history of therapeutic use, praised by many cancer patients and survivors for its apparent ability to shrink tumors and help restore health. Some Natural Health professionals recommend taking Essiac daily for optimal health, assisting the body in removal of toxins and helping to boost overall immunity. Essiac is a safe herbal remedy that has been used for years to help restore health after or during illness and disease. [POWDER]

Rene Caisse:  Canada's Cancer Nurse

Rene Caisse was a Canadian nurse who, for over fifty years, treated cancer patients with this remarkable formula. A Registered Nurse from Bracebridge, Ontario, she received the original recipe for her tea from a member of the Ojibway first nation.  Amazed with her personal experience with the tea, she began employing as part of a protocol to treat patients at her cancer clinic in Bracebridge, attracting patients from all over the world.  She observed how in many cases that Essiac was effective when conventional treatments of the time had failed.

How Does Essiac Powder Work?

The four herbs in the original Essiac formula work as a synergistic combination to optimize the body's defenses against abnormal cell growth.  The burdock, sheep sorrel, slippery elm, and Indian rhubarb combination of Essiac removes toxins and cleanses the body, allowing the immune system to more effectively deal with cells that need to be eliminated.

The Four Cleansing & Immune Boosting Herbs In Essiac Powder:


A plant found commonly in fields and on the edges of forests, the root of the burdock plant has a long history of medicinal use. It removes toxins from the body by cleaning the blood, thus it is used for skin conditions, like acne, that are considered to result from toxin accumulation.  Burdock can also be used to cleanse toxins from the intestinal tract.  It is a bitter herb that causes the release of digestive juices and bile, thus helping with intestinal cleansing.  

Sheep Sorrel

Rich in naturally occurring antioxidants, sheep sorrel is a leafy plant with a long history of medicinal use in boosting the immune system.  Free radical damage to the cells and subsequently the tissues of the body has been recognized as a major contributing factor to the development of many degenerative diseases, including cancer.  Antioxidants help to neutralize the harmful toxins that can cause cellular damage that may eventually lead to disease.

Slippery Elm Bark

Slippery elm is a tree that is native to North America and was first used by native North Americans.  They discovered that when the bark was mixed with water it formed a thick mucus-like substance.  Slippery elm is a demulcent, an agent that coats and protects mucosal surfaces.  The active components in slippery elm are large carbohydrate molecules.  In the respiratory tract slippery elm decreases cough, speeds removal of mucus and helps to heal the tract.  In the stomach and intestines slippery elm protects the lining from ulceration.  Slippery elm also soothes the urinary tract and helps the skin to heal.  Natural health practitioners recommend slippery elm for a variety of needs including sore throat, colds, coughs, bladder infections, digestive ulcers, burns, and wounds.

Indian Rhubarb Root

Used traditionally in small amounts, the herb acts as a gentle laxative and helps purge the liver of toxic buildup and waste. It helps neutralize acids due to indigestion. Its malic acid also carries oxygen to all parts of the body , aiding and promoting a positive and balancing effect upon the whole digestive system.

For informational purposes only. Information not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Consult a health care practitioner before taking nutritional supplements.

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  • 8.7/10  Essiac

    By Laurie on Monday, March 2, 2015 09:52 AM

    Effectiveness: 9/10

    (+) Powerful Herbs. Tastes okay.

    How did you use it?:Every Morning

    "I believe in this product. The history on it is compelling. I recommend everyone look up The Story Of Rene Caisse on Youtube. I am using this product as a blood cleanser. Most people are interested in it for treatment of cancer."

    Would you buy this product again? Yes
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Suggested Use


Take 2-4 Essiac Capsules twice daily or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take Essiac 2 to 3 hours after or within 1 hour before meals. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.


Drink 60-120ml of prepared Essiac Tea, twice daily or as suggested by a health care practitioner. Take 2 or 3 hours after or within 1 hour before meals. Directions for preparation enclosed. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.

  1. Add one unit (42.5g) of Essiac to 88 fl oz. (approx. 2.5 liters) of water in a covered vessel. Use filtered, distilled or spring water. Use stainless steel or glassware. Do not use an aluminum vessel.
  2. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep covered during this process. 
  3. Remove from heat, keep covered and let stand for 4 hours to increase potency.
  4. Bring to a boil again and then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep covered during this process.
  5. Remove from heat. Scald, or dishwasher clean, a tall narrow container and pour in Essiac. Cover, refrigerate and let stand overnight to increase potency. A small amount of sediment may be present in the final Essiac liquid. Keep refrigerated. Do not freeze or microwave.  


Take 10 to 20ml twice daily or as suggested by a health care practitioner. Take 2 to 3 hours after or within 1 hour before meals. For prolonged use, consult a health care practitioner.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2-4 Capsules
Servings per Container: 15-30
Amount Per 2 Capsules
Burdock (Equivalent to 901.9 mg of root) 360.76 mg
Sheep Sorrel (Equivalent to 179.4 mg of leaves) 71.76 mg
Slippery Elm (Equivalent to 68.5 mg of bark) 27.4 mg
Indian Rhubarb (Equivalent to 30.7 mg of root) 12.2 mg
* Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
  † Daily Value not established
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving

Ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose.

Allergy Information: Essiac is free of all common allergens, including: wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, and yeast. Do not take Essiac if you are pregnant or nursing.

Warning: No food 1 hour before and after consuming ESSIAC. No juices 30 minutes before and after consuming ESSIAC. Not to be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers or infants. Individual results may vary. You should always consult with your physician before starting this product or any health-related program.

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