Welcome to our essiac tea recipe section. Learn how to make essiac tea with herbs.
Essiac is a common herbal tea used to treat cancer and relieve many of the symptoms associated with cancer. It is important to note that it is not a proven cure. Some people are cured from their cancer regardless of drinking essiac tea.
This tea is a healthy herbal tea and in some instances, essiac can help with cancer treatment.
Please consult your physician before introducing any herbs into your diet, especially if you are taking prescription medicine.
Essiac tea recipes are all over the web. The original essiac tea was developed by a Canadian nurse named Renee Caisse. She had tremendous success in treating a variety of cancers with her unique blend of herbs.
Sadly, due to controversy over her herbal cancer therapy and success, there were ramifications and she was not permitted to further explore this amazing herbal tea and its affects on cancer.
She never published her original recipe, and it is said that she took it to her grave. There are many recipes that have tried to replicate her specific blend, but it seems no one has been able to replicate the original recipe to perfection.
- 6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)
- 1 pound of sheep sorrel herb – powdered
- 1/4 pound of slippery elm bark – powdered
- 1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root – powdered
This is the recipe that Renee Caisse’s assistant, Mary Mcpherson who helped her to make her recipe swore was the true version under oath. The recipe and court documents were submitted under oath in 1994
It has been said though, that the Turkey Rhubarb root would not have been available easily to Ms. Caisse and that perhaps it was a different type of rhubarb root.
Regardless – the 4 ingredients above are sworn under oath to be the original recipe.
Here are the instructions that Mary McPherson also swore under oath: “Mix these ingredients thoroughly and store in glass jar in dark dry cupboard.
Take a measuring cup, use 1 ounce of herb mixture to 32 ounces of water depending on the amount you want to make.
I use 1 cup of mixture to 8 x 32 = 256 ounces of water. Boil hard for 10 minutes (covered) then turn off heat but leave sitting on warm plate over night (covered).
In the morning heat steaming hot and let settle a few minutes, then strain through fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles and sit to cool. Store in dark cool cupboard. Must be refrigerated when opened. When near the last when its thick pour in a large jar and sit in frig overnight then pour off all you [can] without sediment.
This recipe must be followed exactly as written.
I use a granite preserving kettle (10 – 12 qts), 8 ounce measuring cup, small funnel and fine strainer to fill bottles.”
If you follow this basic essiac recipe, it is said to be the true and original version.
Essiac Side Effects
As with any medication, this herbal tea or herbal medication can have side effects. The original essiac tea recipe contains 4 herbs, you could be allergic to any one of these herbs.
Essiac herbs can also interact with any prescription you may be taking.
Essiac can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.