The Essiac Formula
ESSIAC®: For Your Health
The story behind the development of ESSIAC® is fascinating. In the 1920s, Bracebridge, Ontario registered nurse Rene Caisse heard stories about an herbal tea used by the Ojibway people. She got the formula from an elder and began to offer her tea to patients in a clinic in Bracebridge. Although the medical establishment at that time was skeptical, the reputation of Nurse Caisse's formula grew, and soon she was seeing patients from all across Canada. Caisse accepted no payment for her work, only donations to maintain her clinic; seeing people thrive was her greatest reward. Nurse Caisse died in 1978, but there are statues honouring her in Bracebridge, and at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto.

Natural Health
ESSIAC® is still available today, made with herbs grown specifically for Essiac Canada International, the company that now produces Nurse Caisse's tonic. These herbs are cultivated without the use of herbicides or pesticides, and they're never irradiated. Herbs are harvested at exactly the right time, to ensure maximum potency. The herbs used in ESSIAC® are:
  • Burdock Root. Burdock root (Arctium Lappa) is a popular food in Japan and other Asian countries. It is used traditionally to help maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and helps support a healthy immune response.
  • Slippery Elm Bark. Slippery elm (Ulmus Fulva) contains large amounts of tannins and mucilage which are believed to facilitate the healthy elimination of mucus in the body. The inner bark contains calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and K.
  • Sheep Sorrel Leaves. Sheep sorrel (Rumex Acetosella) is used in traditional folk herbalism to help cool the body. This herb helps support normal waste elimination in the kidneys.
  • Indian Rhubarb Root. Indian Rhubarb Root (Rheum Officinale) is used traditionally in small amounts. This herb helps support normal waste elimination in the liver. It has both laxative and astringent properties.
ESSIAC® Options
ESSIAC® is available in three different forms: vegetable capsules, extract, and powder. There is a recommended maximum and minimum amount for each of the three forms; the maximum amount is recommended if you wish to receive the full potential of the product. However, you can choose any one of the options based on personal preference. Capsules are more concentrated than the other forms, and they're perfect for travelling. ESSIAC® extract is easy to take, and requires no preparation. Powdered ESSIAC® can be made into a tea, which you can sweeten with honey.
A cautionary note: due to its success, there are several imitations on the market. Be sure that you're ordering authentic ESSIAC® supplement, manufactured using Rene Caisse's original formula.
ESSIAC® has been used worldwide since 1922, and has truly stood the test of time. Find out more about ESSIAC® today!
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