Essiac is an herbal
concoction composed of Burdock, Indian Rhubarb, Sorrel, Slippery Elm and
other ingredients. It was developed by a nurse in Canada, Rene Caisse (Essiac
is Caisse spelled backward). Caisse gave the formula to a company in
Canada who markets the product today. Indian Rhubarb contains
benzaldehyde, one of the components of Amygdalin (Laetrile). Many
alternative physicians use Essiac to help cleanse the blood, especially
if a patient has been on chemotherapy or radiation. Note: Not all
formulas being sold today are authentic.
For a history of Essiac and
some good links, go to http://www.essiacinfo.org/,
There are many brands of essiac. For a list that might help you decide
which one to use. go to http://essiac-info.org/ethics.html.
For a list of people who
shouldn't use the tea and precautions, go to Mother Earth Herbs at http://www.motherearthherbs.
For a similar product called "Just
Tea" go to http://www.just-t.com/.