and burdock root
This tea was a native american herbal medicine used to treat breast cancer and was brought to light by the Canadian Palliative Care Nurse Rene Caisse. It has had amazing results not only in breast cancer,but other forms of cancer and illnesses. Rene Caisse herbal tea became known world wide under the name Essiac, which is Rene’s surname spelt backwards. Almost 400 people were ready to testify at a cancer commission hearing in Toronto, Canada, in 1939 that Rene Caisse had helped them alleviate their symptoms or restored them to health. Rene used a specific formula of herbs given to her by an Ojibwa Indian in her native Canada. She experimented for many years to refine the dosage.
I began making it some years ago to help with problems from M.E or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and when my friends complained of headaches/stomachaches I would serve them a cup of Caisse Tea. Eventually I had a small growing business on my hands making the tea, which I was in no way equipt to handle at the time. It is a simple affair to make it and takes very little time, but it is necessary to make it in a state of concentration or prayer, with your intention directed at all times toward the healing and relief of illness. the reason it works so well I think is because of the synergistic relationship between the mix of four powerful herbs, each of which work extraordinary results by themselves. These are herbs that would have been in much more common use in times past. They are Burdock root (arctium lappa), powdered Sheep Sorrel (rumex acetosella), powdered Slippery Elm bark (ulmus rubra/fulva) and powdered Turkey Rhubarb root (rheum palmatum). Slippery Elm is an American Plant but all the rest grow in Europe and are quite common. Sheep sorrel is full of vitamins, Burdock is a powerful blood purifier, Turkey Rhubarb and Slippery Elm both work wonders upon the digestive tract. You can buy the herbs here 1lb for $21 which is an excellent price, I find ordering from the US is often the most value for money, or here from the UK
To make Caisse Tea it is necessary to use utensils made with near to natural materials over plastic, so wood, glass, stainless steel, clay are best. You buy the four herbs and use pure water (not tap water if possible) and follow the recipe below which was the original recipe as handed on by rene Caisse to Mary McPherson (The only person she trusted to make the formula for the cancer patients):-
Caisse Tea or Esssiac Original Recipe
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
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 (Mary McPherson) 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). I have made it with good results just leaving it in the pan
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 it's thick pour in a large jar and sit in frigdge overnight then pour off all you can without sediment.
This recipe must be followed exactly as written.
I (mary McPherson) use a granite preserving kettle (10 – 12 qts), 8 ounce measuring cup, small funnel and fine strainer to fill bottles.
The smell of the mixture alone has a wonderful earthy smell that makes you feel better even before drinking it. I also made this using 1oz of the mixed herbs to 4pints of water, to simplify.
The dosage is simply to pour 4tablespoons of the tea and mix with 4tablespoons of boiling water and drink this 1 to 3 times per day, without exceeding this dose. I found two cups a day great initially and then brought it down to one daily maintenance dose which later became weekly, but I wasn't dangerously ill when three doses per day is recommended.
I was able to order one kilogram of the mixed herbs for £35 a few years ago, or £4 for 4oz more recently, and as 1oz makes about 8 small bottles which last for 5-8days depending on dosage, you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for it which is what I have seen being sold on the internet. Caisse Tea is something that you should really make yourself if you can or have made for you by someone you know because this seems to make it more potent, in the same way homecooked food always tastes better. Indian/turkey rhubarb
Indian and Turkey Rhubarb are as far as I'm aware two names for the same thing.
To get more information on the history and types of illnesses it has helped this is the best site I have come across (http://essiacshop.com) if you know of others please let me know and I'll update. Also see the film about Essiac in my Health and Fitness Videos section, which shows Rene Caisse's story as she tells it as well as some of the many people she helped.
I know of one case where a women was being treated for cancer who also had diabetes. She recovered from both illnesses.
So I hope this serves you well. I know that Caisse Tea has helped myself and many friends get rid of persistent headaches, digestive troubles, sinusitis and skin conditions etc. Please let me know if it is of help to you or anyone you know. It is the most powerful herbal medicine I have yet come across for the range and severity of illnesses it helps.
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