Essiac Tea (original herbal blend)

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Rene Caisse circa 1928

What Is Essiac Tea?

Essiac tea is a popular herbal tea touted for its purported anticancer properties.

In the 1920s, Canadian nurse Rene Caisse promoted Essiac tea as a natural cancer treatment, claiming that it was given to her by a patient who originally received it from an Ontario Ojibwa medicine man.  Though the tea is still said to be a Native American natural remedy, evidence to back up this claim is limited.

Essiac tea is a blend of different herbs, including burdock root, slippery elm, sheep sorrel and Indian rhubarb.  In addition to its purported anticancer properties, Essiac tea is also believed to enhance detoxification, boost immune function and reduce inflammation.  Both the United States Food and Drug Administration as well as the Canadian counterpart did considerable research on the anticancer claims of the tea with both governments reporting inconclusive results however there are thousand if not tens of thousand of people claiming that  the tea “saved their lives” when all other treatments were failing them.

Either way we enough you to do your own research and draw your own conclusions but in the mean time your might want to enjoy the pleasant tase of a hot cup of Esiac Tea flavored with a spoon of fresh honey.

Our blend is the original “4 herb” Essiac tea made in the exact proportions from Renee Caisse ‘s original formula.  The formula is not a secret, in fact we share it with you here … its simply a matter of obtaining the pure, fresh organic herbs to blend together to make the tea.  This is the tea that we serve at our classes.


  • Burdock root: This root contains compounds shown to promote blood circulation, improve skin texture and stabilize blood sugar (4Trusted Source).
  • Slippery elm: Revered for its medicinal properties, slippery elm is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and may aid in treating inflammatory bowel disease (5Trusted Source).
  • Sheep sorrel: Also known by its scientific name, Rumex acetosella, sheep sorrel has been shown to have potent antiviral properties in test-tube studies (6Trusted Source7Trusted Source).
  • Indian rhubarb: One recent animal study found that Indian rhubarb is high in antioxidants and may inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells in rats (8Trusted Source).


Essiac tea is high in antioxidants and made from a blend of herbs with potential health-promoting properties.

NOTE The tea bags can be used in the traditional manner that you typically make a cup of tea, simply steep the bag for 10 minutes in hot (198F) water however according to Rene Caisse, in order to activate the anticancer properties of the blend it MUST be prepared in a specific way.  That process is detailed below the Essica Tea Formula at the bottom of this page.


– 25 premade tea bags: $19.95

 – 8 oz. loose Essiac blend: $59.95
 – 1 lb. loose Essiac blend: $99.95



Essiac Tea Formula

24 parts Burdock Root (cut)
16 parts Sheep Sorrel (powdered)
4 parts Slippery Elm Root Bark (powdered)
1 part Turkish Rhubarb Root (powdered)

For making larger quantities, below are measurements you can use…

6 ½ cups of cut burdock root (note: this is approx.. 24 oz. of cut Burdock root)
1 pound of Sheep Sorrel herb – powdered

1/4 pound of Slippery Elm bark – powdered1 ounce of Turkish (Turkey) Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) root – powdered



  1. Take the Essiac Blend (or mix all ingredients if you are making it from scratch) thoroughly and store in glass jar in dark dry cupboard.  The shelf life of the herbs are appoz 6 months to 1 year.
  2. Take a measuring cup, use 1 ounce of the above herb mixture to 1 quart (32 ounces) of water. For a larger quantity use:
    – 2 oz of the mixture for 1/2 gallon (64 oz of water)
    – 3 ounces for 3/4 gallon (96 oz.) of water
    – 4 oz. of mixture to 1 gallons (128 oz.) of water.
  3. Boil hard for 10 minutes (covered) then turn off heat and stir.  Leave sitting on a warm plate overnight (covered).
  4. In the morning reheat to steaming hot once again and let settle a few minutes, then strain through fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles  (preferably amber in color) and sit to cool.
  5. Store in dark cool dark place.  This solution must be refrigerated.
  6. To drink shake mixture well and pour 2 oz. into a glass.  Add 2 oz. ofhot distilled or spring water to the Essiac Tea and drink  preferably on an empth stomach just before bedtime.
  7. When near the last it will be thick at the bottom – pour in a large jar and sit in the refrigerator overnight – then pour off all you [can] without sediment.