Herbs-the main botanicals in ESSIAC® tea:
- Burdock root (Arctium lappa)
- Sheep sorrel leaves (Rumex acetosella)
- Slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus fulva)
- Indian rhubarb root (Rheum officinale)
Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) – Used traditionally to help reduce mucus, maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract, stimulate a healthy immune response, for weak digestion, as a diuretic for water retention and to sweat out toxins through the skin. It has vitamin A and selenium to help reduce free radicals and its chromium content helps maintain normal blood sugar levels.
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) – Used in traditional folk herbalism to cool the body, create sweating and detoxification through the skin; as a diuretic useful in maintaining a healthy kidney and urinary functions. It is rich in vitamins and trace minerals (ascorbic acid, mineral oxides, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and rutin. It is thought to nourish the glandular system.
Indian Rhubarb Root- (Rheum officinale) – Used traditionally in small amounts, this 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 in healing and promoting a positive and balancing effect upon the whole digestive system.
Slippery Elm Inner Bark (Ulmus fulva) – North American species of tree, the bark of which is traditionally used in folk medicine because it contains large amounts of tannins and mucilages. One of the world’s best-known herbal remedies, believed to dissolve mucous deposits in tissue, glands and nerve channels. The inner bark, rich in calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, K feeds and soothes organs, tissues and mucous membranes.
The four main herbs that make up ESSIAC® are Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, and Indian Rhubarb Root. The four herbs may help normalize body systems by cleansing the blood, purging toxic build up, promoting cell repair and aiding in effective assimilation and elimination.
ESSIAC® can be used to help support the Immune System, clean and detoxify the blood and vital organs, help prevent the onset of everything from colds to more serious health concerns.
ESSIAC® herbs are grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Used in Canada and exported worldwide. GMP compliance.
Nurse Rene M. Caisse is world renowned for having made significant contributions to the field of natural medicine. From 1922 to 1978, Nurse Caisse used ESSIAC®, her original herbal formula, to help alleviate pain and suffering and restore health to people worldwide.