"essiac" was promoted and popularized by a Canadian nurse named Rene M. Caisse, who named the formula with her last name spelled backwards. This 'tea' has a mild and pleasant taste.
organic burdock root, organic turkey rhubarb root, organic slippery elm bark, and organic sheep sorrel.
Use as directed. turkey rhubarb root and sheep sorrel contain high concentrations of oxalic acid, so "essiac" should be avoided by people who have kidney stones. Turkey rhubarb root has a mild laxative effect which must be avoided by persons who have any kind of intestinal obstruction.
"essiac" must be taken on an empty stomach, nausea and indigestion may occur if used on a full stomach. Diarrhea and gastrointestinal discomfort may occur because of the laxative effects of "essiac". Frequent urination may also occur. Because of the detoxification process, sufficient water should be drunk while using "essiac", as water assists the body with the removal of toxins.
Some individuals may be allergic to one or more of the herbs in the formula. Negative effects may also occur from taking too high of an amount of "essiac".
There are no known interactions between "essiac" and other medications or herbs. However, it is recommended that you consult a licensed physician before using "essiac" for any reason.
*This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.