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A simple inexpensive four herb tea that cures cancer? Even AIDS maybe? This has been a critical concern since Essiac tea was introduced in Canada during the early 1920’s. For over 50 years, a humble nurse, Rene Caisse (pronounced Reen Case), used the tea successfully with many terminal cancer patients from her clinic in the tiny Canadian village of Bracebridge, north of Toronto.

How to Make the Cancer Fighting Essiac Tea Recipe

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Every year, all over the world, approximately 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer.  It’s the number two killer in the United States. This year − just as in every other year − more than half of those 14 million people diagnosed are going to die. The numbers of survivors in any given year can be misleading… since the cancer may simply claim their life in another calendar year. It is a horribly painful truth.

This Native American Tea Cures Cancer And This Is How You Make It…

As you’ve probably noticed, conventional medicine is finally catching up to the methods traditional medicine has been using for millennia.

In fact, there are more and more scientific studies being done that support the healing properties of certain foods and herbs.

Angel & Essiac Tea: 3 weeks to live to being cancer free

The doctors gave me 3Weeks to Live, four years ago on June 19th 2011. Telling me I had stage four Uterine MMMT Carcinosarcoma…  which is a very rare aggressive cancer.  Angel’s Journey back to the Native American Way. Also When the doctors said,  I was given only Three Weeks  to Live I had to Dig deep in my soul.  Thereby,  I reverted back to my Native American Roots AND Native American Ways …the beliefs I Grew Up With from my mother Lois.

 I really feel I owe my life to God,  who gave me the strength  and  understanding to go back to my Native American Roots. That I would find all the answers there. The doctors gave up on me but God and the herbs he created have not given up on me. So I dug deep and went back to the old Native American Ways.

I had the desire to be healed. and Once I connected back to my Mind Body and Spirit and heard my mother talking to me I started believing in the power of my body to heal. I also Knew for me to heal physically,  I had to heal my Spirit.  I  found my Connection back to Mother Earth and started to let go of all Fear,  Anger & Unforgiveness.

I called out to the Holy father to help me during my journey and he directed me. He Sent me what I needed and I listened!  AS He Sent me back to the plants.

PLANT MEDICINE: all plants and herb’s are considered sacred. Herbs and plant’s are our helpers. Each plant has a unique gift that it has been given to Help heal various parts of our body.  The plants contain the spirits that give us  life form.  Just like people,  plants will give greater help to those who truly appreciate them and will give themselve thanks. The plants and the spirits…. that work through them,  know their jobs  and  are great at what they do.  Just like people,  if you demand from them and take without asking,  they will do little for you.

The greater you love the herbs, the greater they will love and help to heal you

One of the most amazing herbal blends was given to a Ojibwa Indian by the Great Spirit in the 1800s. It is known as Ojebwa Tea & Later as Essiac Tea. This formula and other similar formulas have been healing cancer for over a century. This is the original formula  I knew.





FLOR-ESSENCE This is what I used in my healing





I hope this gives you insight into the NATIVE AMERICAN WAYS

The most important thing to remember is that all plants and herbs are alive and they sacrificed themselves daily for all of us, Always give thanks and remember what Mother Earth does for us each and every day.


I want to share my understanding and research on this amazing Life Saving Tea

Here are some Essiac tea benefits that have been reported to us and observed in research performed by Rene Caisse and Dr. Charles Brusch at the Brusch Medical Research Center.

1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver.

2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.

3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.

4. Counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning.

5. Strengthens and improves the functioning of muscles, organs and tissues.

6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, and therefore less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries.

7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.

8. Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.

9. Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals.

10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both.

11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.

12. Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys.

13. Assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.

14. Reduces, perhaps eliminates, heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.

15. Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.

16. Purifies the blood.

17. Increases red cell production, and keeps them from rupturing.

18. Increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.

19. Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated; in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and are also cleansed properly.

20. Converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract.

21. Protects against toxins entering the brain.

22. Protects the body against radiation and X-rays.

23. Relieves pain.

24. Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area.

25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.

26. Protects the cells against free radicals.

27. Increases the appetite for healthful foods.

28. Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.

29. Increases energy available.

30. Boosts mood and leads to an improved sense of well being.
****Essiac Helps Build The Immune System and Purify the Body of Toxins****

Essiac Tea Benefits:  Primary Actions!!!

Essiac tea’s primary actions are to remove heavy metals, detoxify the body, restore energy levels, and rebuild the immune system. After this occurs, the body is restored to a level to where it is able to better defeat an illness or disease state using it’s own resources.

Everyone comes in contact with viruses and also bacteria all the time,  and everyone is susceptible  to  developing health problems.  People  only  get  sick  because  their  body’s immune system FAILS to fight off the illness or infection. Therefore if the immune system is boosted, many illnesses and diseases can be irradicated WITH NO DRUGS. Essiac tea benefits the immune system more than any other substance we know of.

Essiac tea is a versatile herbal supplement with many benefits. Essiac tea benefits include a boost to the immune system and detoxification of the body. Essiac tea is used by people all over the world for many different health problems as well as for general health and well-being. Essiac tea benefits the entire body in a holistic fashion.

When the body is treated holistically, treatment occurs from the inside out. Because   essiac tea addresses the i>root of the problem for many illnesses and diseases, long-term, permanent healing becomes possible.  This  is  contrary  to the action  of  most medicines, which simply mask symptoms.  Many  medicines  are  just  a  “band–aid”  to cover up the symptom, but the underlying problem still exists. This is where the essiac tea benefits of full-body healing and detoxification really shine.

THE ESSIAC MECHANISM When Rene Caisse treated cancer patients with Essiac,  she used trial and error to determine how the herbs functioned. However, since she was not an herbalist, she did not fully understand what the herbs were actually doing to heal cancer.  However,  she did discover that  “The herb that will destroy a cancer is the dog-eared Sheep Sorrel,  sometimes called sourgrass. ” She further refined the mixture to the four herb formula we know today: Rhubarb Root, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Burdock root, and Sheep Sorrel with the root included. She knew these herbs were effective and had the dosage figured out empirically. It worked, and that was good enough for her.

She did speculate that some  “as yet undiscovered glands”  were being stimulated,        glands being the cutting edge buzzwords of medical science in the early 20th century. Nurse Caisse was a brilliant clinician, and as such she was well aware that Essiac was raising the overall vigor of the body and helping it to throw the cancer out itself. She was also well aware of the vivid contrast between Essiac’s action and that of radiation and chemotherapy.

Radiation and chemotherapy rely upon a warfare model of healing: the cancer is the enemy and must be attacked ruthlessly, at all costs. With conventional chemotherapy,    the body is fed poisons right up to the point of death. Since the poisons which are used preferentially attack rapidly reproducing cells, the hope is that the cancer will be killed before the patient dies. Like cancer cells, immune cells and hair cells grow rapidly, and  this explains some of the dominant side effects of chemotherapy.

Essiac tea, by comparison, works largely by enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It sets up conditions within the body which discourage cancer cells while stimulating normal body function. There are no known negative direct effects of the herbs- taken in moderation- upon healthy growing cells or organs. Given half a chance, your body can rally its defenses and overwhelm the cancer using natural mechanisms.

Digging through the herbal literature searching for the four Essiac herbs, I have collected  a list of effects which work together to heal cancer.  Essiac’s  modes  of  action  mostly  fall into four major categories: supplementing and also balancing minerals, modulating blood chemistry, stimulating organs and flushing wastes. There is considerable overlap between these as well as some miscellaneous effects.  I  believe  there  are  also  some  mechanisms which remain unknown.  In particular,  most of the literature on sheep sorrel  talks about the leaves and seeds, with little to no focus on the roots. Saying that the roots, unlike the leaves, have a definite strong bitter principle explains very little.

Supplementing and balancing minerals:

Sheep Sorrel is extremely rich in potassium salts.  Cancer cells also prefer a potassium depleted environment, exactly the situation given the Typical Modern Agribusiness Highly Processed Diet. By flooding the blood with a high concentration of bio-active, membrane soluble potassium ions, cancer cells are directly suppressed. Individual, metastasized cells are especially vulnerable to attack by the immune system, finding themselves adrift in a sea of hostile (to them) potassium. One important factor is the potassium/sodium balance, and to optimize this effect you should restrict salt intake while using Essiac. Skip the Highly Processed Diet, which is high in sodium salts.

Essiac tea is very high in calcium. Unlike the calcium in milk products, this calcium is      a form which is easily absorbed. Among all the wonderful things calcium does for a body, its role in cell growth  and  regulation is the main benefit here.  Bio-available calcium is generally low in a Highly Processed Diet.

Burdock Root  is  high  in  iron  and  iron unfortunately  can stimulate cancer growth.Sheep Sorrel (and, to a lesser extent, Indian rhubarb) provides plentiful oxalate, which binds the iron  and flushes it out of your system.  This moderation of iron concentrations will only take place if you drink water. Oxalate can also build up in your kidneys and hurt them, unless you drink water, and lots of it.  This is one reason  for  taking  a  break  from Essiac every month or so, to give the oxalate a chance to flush out. Rest assured that your iron levels will stay near the optimum so as to not unduly stimulate the cancer, and drink more water.

Modulating Blood Chemistry:

Essiac tea consumption will raise your blood and interstitial pH (making it more basic and less acidic). Acidic body pH is another result of a Highly Processed Diet; high protein and sugar consumption are what you especially want to forego while using Essiac. Replace them with more dietary fiber  and  vitamin rich foods.  Several of the Essiac herbs helps to buffer your pH, however, burdock is the most active of these, scavenging medium to large organic acids for eventual flushing from your system. Also Drink more water to help them on their way.

Cancer cells react strongly to high pH, retreating into established tumors where they can strive to keep the conditions acidic for a while.  This might lead  to  temporary swelling or hardening of a tumor when first using Essiac tea.  Eventually the cancer cells will lose this fight, as the pH gets higher and higher around them. Metastasis is severely suppressed under these basic conditions, and will even reverse itself to some extent.

Essiac tea moderates blood sugar levels, mainly preventing spikes in blood glucose.Slippery Elm  and Rhubarb Root are primarily implicated in this.  The mysteriousSheep Sorrel Root  might play a role as well.  This is a fairly common defense in the vegetable kingdom;  the plant is in essence saying,  “eat me  and I will actively suppress your nutrition instead of nourishing you.” Excess blood sugar  is  a well known effect of  Highly Processed Diets. Some diabetics find that Essiac tea allows them to control their blood sugars without insulin. As far as cancer is concerned, the lack of high blood sugar levels leaves tumors unable to create new blood vessels in order to fuel their growth.

Essiac tea acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. This is a somewhat miscellaneous effect, but I decided to shoehorn it into the blood chemistry section. In Part of this inflammation response is sending a signal to blood cells to accumulate at the site of inflammation.  This is exactly what you DON’T want in the case of cancer.  Cancer is,  to a large extent,  similar to an inflammation. Burdock is the main actor here, especially the seeds. To the extent that a Highly Processed Diet, contains genetically modified ingredients, inflammation may be a major result, encouraging cancers.

Sheep Sorrel Root is a powerful astringent. By drying out excess moisture from in between cells, this protects healthy cells from wastes in solution lingering around them.    It also prevents cancer cells from building up concentrations  of  chemicals  which allow them to prosper. The tissue can be referred to as “toned”, which is to say it is primed for absorbing the beneficial chemicals present in the blood due to consuming Essiac tea.

Stimulating organs:

Simply put, Essiac tea stimulates the liver, the kidneys and colon. These are the big three when it comes to flushing wastes from the body. It very likely also stimulates the pancreas and lymphatic system. As cancer cells die in your body, the wastes from those cells need to go away. Regular waste removal is essential to remain cancer free.  With the liver, kidneys  colon and with major support from the lymphatic system,  taking care of this for you. Also Drink more water to help them do their job.

A good reason to take a break from Essiac tea every month or so is to give these organs a rest from constant stimulation. After a weeks rest, continue with the Essiac tea and get these organs revved up again.

Essiac is also a moderate digestive or stomachic, not so much stimulating the stomach as helping the digestive juices to do their job. This will help to keep things as they should be further downstream, allowing for better nutrient absorption and waste excretion. This is one reason to drink Essiac on an empty stomach, as indigestion can result from mixing Essiac and a full load of food. Things can get a little too active.

If I stretch a point, and call the immune system an organ (it isn’t really just one system      it is several working in unison ; it could be thought of as several organs working together),  Essiac Tea  stimulates  your immune system  and tonifies it,  which is only subtly different. A well functioning immune system can expel cancer from the body; Also this is the normal state of affairs.  Cancerous cells come and go all the time,  and your immune system is the main reason you never notice most of them.

A Highly Processed Diet insults your immune system in at least three ways: 1) Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides in the  food we consume (and in the air we breath)  can  short circuits our immune system fairly directly, 2) Low nutrient levels- minerals mostly- don’t allow your immune system to function as well as it can,  3)  Genetically modified  (GMO) ingredients can confuse your immune system, causing it to give up when it needn’t and to overwork when it shouldn’t.  These effects  can  lead  directly  to  runaway cancer growths. The increase of genetically modified “food”  in a Highly Processed Diet  is already leading to a rise in cancers, most notably in children. This will only get worse if it is allowed to continue.

Flushing wastes:

Burdock is the champion here, binding to a variety of toxins and dragging them down    to your liver or kidneys for flushing out. Besides from binding organic acids, burdock will bind solvents like acetone and phenol, various CFC’s and CHC’s, certain pharmaceuticals and food additives, rancid oils, dead cancer cell leftovers, heavy metals lead and mercury. These matters are typically stored in fat cells and in the liver,  and all of them can make a contribution to cancer pathology.  When Essiac tea  starts  binding  these up  and putting them into your bloodstream,  you might notice the effects of them . Most of the potential negative side effects of Essiac tea come about through this mechanism. This will be most pronounced if you are taking larger doses of Essiac and/or not drinking enough water. Practice moderation. Quit or reduce the Essiac for a day and drink more water if the symptoms are bothering you. Drink more water anyway.

Slippery Elm comes into its own here; This herb causes a turnover in your mucus, primarily in the colon. Besides from dissolving old mucus, along with the various things bound up in it, mucilage causes all of that slimy messy type stuff to be excreted. Burdock also has some mucilage,  but slippery elm has a lot more,  as well as stimulating mucous secretions throughout the body: in the sinuses, lungs and so on. The goal is to keep the sticky stuff flowing. To that effect, drink more  keep it from hardening up on you.

All of the herbs in Essiac tea are at least mildly diuretic, some strongly so. Unlike coffee   or tea (also diuretics), Essiac does not cause excess secretion of healthful minerals in your urine. It does, however, increase secretion of amino acids,  thereby,  both pampering your kidneys and helping to flush away some of the leftovers of cancer dissolution. Dr. Andrew Weil lists “excessive urination” as a negative side effect of Essiac use. I see it as, at worst, a minor inconvenience; more likely it is a major contributor to the overall healthful effect of Essiac tea. For best results, you guessed it, drink more water.

With a little bit of visualization you can see all of the above mechanisms working together throughout your body…. to drive a cancer out of existence and also flush away the remains. A Synergistic action is the way most herbs work,  and a lack of synergy is why conventional medicines don’t work so well with cancer.  Poisoning the whole body,  in order to eliminate the small diseased portion, is bound to lead to more problems later on, even if these cancer  are “cured”.

Essiac tea will work better if you honor this synergy by eating health wise-giving foods, drinking plentiful water and trying to keep a strong positive) attitude.  Working with your body to encourage healthy, normal function can be a bit more complicated in concept. But it is cheaper and more empowering than the conventional medical model. It  is  also  Most important  to learn everything you can about how to use Essiac Tea and also to apply what you have learned moderately and consistently.

One crucial point is that these mechanisms will not show positive results in laboratory tests against cancer cultures. An herb which stimulates the immune system, for example, will only show results if tested  on an actual immune system.  In the absence of extensive clinical trials…. Essiac tea has to rely on word of mouth and anecdotal evidence…. which allows it no respect in the mainstream scientific world view. People who have tried Essiac tea usually know better.

I went into detail about the Four main ingredience in Essiac Tea: Burdock, Sheep Sorrel, Turkish Rhubarb, Slippery Elm. I would also like to share with you the healing properties of the four additional herbs in the 8 Herb Essiac Tea. This is what I used in my healing Of Stage 4 MMMT Uteriun Cancer. Red clover, Blessed Thistle, Water Cress and Kelp

Watercress Compounds found in watercress have been found to be able to shut down the signal that tumors send to tissue in your body, keeping it from growing. Adding to the information already known about watercress and broccoli. There have been even more recent studies that have made it clear that when the compounds and enzymes found in these veggies are chewed, it produces phenanthryl isothiocyanate (PEITC) is produced. Larger levels of this can provide even more cancer-preventing benefits.When you go in for chemotherapy you think you’re getting rid of cancer but in all actuality you are just getting rid of the cancer tumor. The cancer stem cells are still the and are still alive. This is why cancer can come back overtime.Treating cancer stem cells with PEITC has been found to kill almost all of the stem cells left within 24 hours.

Kelp’s best known advantage. It provides plenty of iodine, a mineral that most people need more of today due to the presence everywhere of iodine antagonists – bromine, chlorine and fluorides. These interfere with our iodine uptake and utilization, causing widespread thyroid problems and many other health problems, as well.

Blessed Thistle is a bitter tonic, and as such is an excellent digestive herb to use as an apertif to prevent gas and bloating from eating a meal heavy in fats. There is supporting research to suggest that Blessed Thistle has anti-tumor and anticancer effects. This adds another reason for those who are at risk for cancer to consider the use of blessed thistle as a tonic herb. Blessed Thistle herb is also considered a depurative, having diuretic and diaphoretic properties; these actions help to purify the system and rid the body of toxins. Blessed thistle’s medicinal actions help give support to the liver and help it to repair itself.

Red Clover Studies showed that the compounds in the blossoms may reduce the risk of breast cancer. And because of its anti angiogenic effect, extract of the herb may stop the growth of cancer cells such as breast, prostate, colon, brain and cervical cancer. It may also fight leukemia.Because of its antioxidant properties, taking red clover supplement may strengthen your immune system and reduce the risk of infections. As a blood purifying herb, one of the benefits of red clover is that it cleanses the liver from toxins and impurities. Also, women who suffer from endometriosis may find regular consumption of the red clover tea beneficial, as it is believed to alleviate the symptoms and help ease the pain.

You ask what about estrogen driven cancers ?

Ive done major research on Red Clover and Essiac Tea and estrogen driven cancers…I healed from Stage 4 Uterine Cancer that was also estrogen driven…As a Native American Herbalist I see no harm in taking Red Clover or Essiac. It’s not the natural estrogens that are the problematic its the xenoestrogens the man made estrogens…estrogen mimickers.. endrocrine disruptors. These types of Estrogens gets in our body and attaches to hormone receptors..and causes probloms..we get these man made bad xenoestrogens from drinking water, taking birth control, perfume, plastics, metals, tin cans, even toliet paper, As this is what cause our bodys to become overloaded in fake estrogens….this is what causes tumors, fibroids, endrometrrios, and leads to cancer…I hope this helps…


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Meyer, Joseph and Clarence The Herbalist

“8 Herb Essiac” Flor Essence Brand
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“4 Herb Essiac”

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“””My mission is to share my story of healing stage four cancer holistically””

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At long last, the full-length version of this October 14, 2010 seminar given by Mali Klein, Essiac researcher  and  author  of  the companion book  “The Complete Essiac Essentials”  (softcover, 192 pages), is being made public. Mali experienced Essiac’s positive impact on her husband’s quality of life as they journeyed together with his cancer diagnosis.  She set up the UK Essiac charity, Clouds Trust, which has now been in operation for over 15 years.   Enjoy this recording… as Mali shares information and insights on how to live with a tough diagnosis and even be empowered by it! For the full story of their experiences see A Future Beyond the Sun, Mali Klein, 1997.