The power of herbal medicine has always been stronger than some people think. There are thousands of plant species that can benefit our health, each in its own way, plus not to mention there are still many varieties of rare herbs that remain to be studied.
With that said, in our humble opinion alternative medicine hasn’t disclosed and reached its full potential yet. Many believe it’s not effective enough, probably partly because mainstream medicine disclaims its effectiveness in order to sell more chemical drugs.
Conventional medical practices and ideas have positive sides too, we can’t deny that. But as much as modern medicine supporters try to renounce herbal remedies, there will always be products like this organic Essiac tea to refute them.
What is Essiac?
Rather than a single herb, Essiac is a precise blend formula of certain wild roots and herbs. This herbal bliss is believed to have been created by Ojibway Indians who had used to live on the territory of Canada. Essiac is a name given by Rene Caisse (spell the surname backwards, and you’ll see why it’s called like that). She is one of the most well-known nurses ever, and was thought to be a heroine for her time, because of her ethical and efficient work.
This woman was the one who showed the world the essiac formula. She never stopped believing in its abilities in the fight against cancer, even in the beginning when the pessimists and critics were too many. The initial herb formula featured 8 herbs, but in the 1920’s, after couple of years of some research, Rene narrowed the formula down to 4 herbs, which she believed to have had the best effect. Those herbs are: Burdock, Sheep sorrel, Turkey rhubarb, and Slippery elm. This Swanson Organic product includes all 8 ingredients.
Health benefits of Essiac tea
Essiac’s main purpose has always been to be an effective anti-cancer tea, and that’s what it’s mostly used for nowadays. The 4 herbs have been tested and each of them has shown key biochemical qualities. These properties basically include: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-stimulating effects. That means besides for preventing cancer, essiac can increase your body’s resistance against other diseases, and detoxify it.
Antioxidants are very crucial for preventing cancer. They ward off the free radicals and toxins that damage our DNA cells, and even kill them. That is what causes tumors in many cases. Essiac’s beneficial compounds feature many powerful antioxidants, and among them are: beta-carotene, vitamins E, A, C, selenium, and tannins.
In 2007, a circumstantial study was carried out, and the results were published in the International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment. Some of the findings showed the considerable antioxidant might of the eminent herbal combination. Essiac’s antioxidant activity was better than the one of black tea, green tea, cacao, and wine.
Because of the antioxidant power, Essiac tea is not only a great natural cancer preventative, but it’s also useful for preventing age related macular degeneration, and cardiovascular diseases, plus it’s effective in maintaining the brain’s good condition.
Essiac is also more commonly used for treating swelling and pain originating from excessive inflammation.
One of the most famous stories about people who have beat cancer the natural way, is the one of Billy Best. When Billy was just a kid, he was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, and was told that chemo therapy is the only way he stood any chance. The boy refused the chemo, and even ran away from home to avoid it. Nearly 20 years later he is still alive! He was able to deal with cancer through a certain diet, and some major herbal remedies, one of which was namely Essiac tea. Billy eventually wrote a book called “The Billy Best Story” in which he shares his experiences and tells his story in full detail. If you’re curious about it, and want to own a copy yourself, click here.
Organic Essiac Herbal Complex
Rhubarb (Rheum [almatum) (Root), Kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) (Whole Plant), Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) (Whole Plant), Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra muhl) (Inner Bark), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) (Stem And Leaves), Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) (Whole Plant), Burdock (Arctium lappa) (Root), Blessed Thistle (Cnicus benedictus) (Upper Stems, Leaves, Tops).