We used to own The Essiac Report decades ago, but lost it when we loaned it out to friends diagnosed with cancer. Six months into my own cancer treatment, I finally found the original documentation, including the recipe for the original formula and the proper directions for brewing the tea. I found the specified herbs, organic and wildcrafted, and made a small batch for myself according to the original formula. Comparing my dry and finished tea to what I had been taking, I discovered to my surprise that the tea I had been purchasing from various suppliers for the past six months was not the original formula. I now make my own dry tea from the original formula, and prepare my finished tea according to the original documentation.
We are making original formula essiac tea available for anyone to purchase. This is the exact same tea that I took and am continuing to take for maintenance. (My healing journey: cancer is not a death sentence.)
Our original formula essiac herbs are organic and also wildcrafted when available, from a verified bulk supplier. We use only the herbs found in Rene Caisse’s original formula, prepared to her specifications. The following instructions are included with each packet.
Use 1/2 cup dry tea plus 128 oz (one gallon) filtered water.
Use 1/4 cup dry tea plus 64 oz (two quarts) filtered water.
Use 2 tablespoons dry tea plus 32 oz (one quart) filtered water.
To make: Combine dry tea and water in deep stainless steel or enamel stockpot. Cover, and bring to a hard boil; continue boiling, covered, for 10 minutes. (To get the best benefit of the tea, it must be made in this way, by decoction, and not by infusion as with a cup of tea). Turn off heat but keep on warm stove, covered, overnight (12 hours). Reheat tea to steaming hot, but do not boil a second time. Strain through a fine strainer into sterile glass jars. Refrigerate when cool. The tea will be slightly viscous after refrigeration, an important indicator of the original formula and proper preparation. Keep refrigerated, use within 14 days.
To use: Drink 3 oz on an empty stomach one hour before eating. Take one dose daily for maintenance. Take two doses daily for a light detox. Take three doses daily for a strong detox. These instructions must be followed exactly for best results. One gallon finished tea makes 42 doses for 14 days of strong detox.
Each packet: Net weight 4 oz dry tea (one cup), or enough for two gallons finished tea (28 days strong detox).
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