Essiac Tea Starter Kit
With this starter kit, all you need is the water and the pot to brew your tea in. It includes:
- 4-pack of Essiac (approximately a 2-month supply)
- Unbleached cotton strainer for easy preparation
- 2-pack of 32 oz. amber glass jars for storing your tea in the fridge
- "Essiac: A Native Herbal Cancer Remedy" paperback book (144 pages - may vary from picture)
Essiac tea is made from a special blend of four herbs—burdock root, slippery elm inner bark, sheep sorrel, and Turkish rhubarb root. The tea was discovered by a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse. Many people take it for general health purposes as well, such as detoxifying the body, healing various ailments, and protecting against diseases.
Essiac tea is said to have a plethora of health benefits for those who drink it. Some of these benefits include:
- Preventing the build-up of fatty deposits in artery walls and regulating cholesterol levels
- Aiding digestion
- Removing toxins and metallic deposits from the body
- Cleansing the blood and increasing red blood cell production
- Increasing the body's ability to utilize oxygen
- Increasing the production of lymphocytes and T-cells, accelerating wound healing.
- Protecting cells from free-radical damage
- Inhibiting tumor growth
Essiac tea has a unique taste, but you may dilute it with water or sweeten it with honey, stevia, or agave nectar to make it more palatable. However, acidity in fruit or vegetable juices may counteract the effectiveness of the tea, so juices are not recommended as mixers or sweeteners.
Potential Side Effects:
Side effects are rare with Essiac tea, but there are 3 general possibilities:
- Nausea and/or indigestion, generally caused by eating or drinking too soon before or after drinking the tea.
- Diarrhea, vomiting, or severe intestinal or digestive discomfort, caused principally because as toxins dissolve, the body tries to eliminate them quickly.
- An increase in the size of an existing tumor, caused by the metastasized cells gathering at the original site, before the tumor softens and reduces in size.
If any discomfort or diarrhea occurs, stop drinking the tea until you feel better. Then, begin drinking it again in smaller quantities—a half ounce every other day, gradually increasing the dose to one ounce per day.
This is a very safe tea to drink, but as with many herbal remedies, pregnant and lactating women should consult their doctors before taking it.