Blue Moon Herbs – Rene Caisse – Essiac Herbal Tea 57g Packet
Makes approx. five litres, approximately 80 x 60ml servings. Slightly more than a one-month supply for two adults.
Suggested serving size: 30 – 60ml of decoction or concentrate per day, diluted in 60 – 120ml of hot water.
Detailed instructions included, with directions for making the decoction one litre at a time or all at once.
Preparation: Essiac is a decoction, or concentrate, that is made by boiling the herbs for ten minutes, steeping them overnight and then refrigerating. Serving size is 30 – 60ml. per day. Opened jars stay fresh for approximately three weeks. Makes a healthy tea that tastes good too!
Ingredients: Burdock root, Sheep sorrel, (75% arial parts, and 25% roots); Slippery elm inner bark and Turkey rhubarb root. All of our herbs are from the US and are organically grown or sustainably wildcrafted in unpolluted areas, mostly in Western Montana.
Some of the health benefits of Essiac tea mentioned by eminent professionals and Rene Caisse are detailed below.
Essiac Tea has been reported to improve and assist in the treatment of:
- HIV and AIDS
- Boosting Immune System
- Anti Inflammatory
- Potent Antioxidant
- Promotes liver health
- Stimulates Nervous System & Boosts Brain health
- Strengthens bones, joints and ligaments making the body less vulnerable to injury
- Aids in healthy digestion
- A potent detox agent, it cleanses the body of toxic deposits in fat, liver, bone marrow, bladder and other parts of the body.
It should be noted that there is little scientific research to prove these health benefits as yet and that efforts are being made to prove or disprove these claims as is the case with many of these herbs that have been used for centuries to treat and cure diseases.
Blue Moon Herbs, home of Organic Essiac Tea made like Rene Caisse did!
Blue Moon Herbs/ReneCaisseTea.com, go the extra mile to provide Essiac (pronounced ess-e-ack) tea that includes Sheep sorrel roots, as its developer and namesake, Canadian nurse Rene Caisse, (pronounced Reen Case) did.
.…there is a missing ingredient in almost 100% of the Essiac being sold in today’s world. It is sheep sorrel roots. Although sheep sorrel herb (Rumex acetosella) is a standard ingredient in almost all Essiac, its almost always just the stems, flowers and leaves – the arial parts – but no roots.
According to Rene Caisse, leaving out the sheep sorrel root is leaving out the most important ingredient.
“You can buy the crushed leaves but they are no good alone. I found this out when I needed so much, when treating three to six hundred people afflicted with cancer every week for eight and a half years. I do know that the whole plant is needed.” – Rene Caisse to Dr. Chester Stock, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, January 1975. (Sheila Snow Fraser Essiac Archive Collection)
Sheep sorrel root is generally not commercially available, and that does present a challenge for companies trying to produce Essiac on a large scale.
Blue Moon Herbs is a small independent business focused on providing quality Essiac, ‘with the root’, and reliable, well-documented Essiac information. Their herbs are either certified organic or responsibly wildcrafted from unpolluted areas. They wildcraft their sheep sorrel root from the country in Montana and Idaho. All of their herbs come from the U.S., and are grown, for the most part, within their home region in the Inland Pacific Northwest.
We are pleased to offer pre-mixed, ready to brew Essiac herbs.
Rene Caisse and her Herbal Cancer Treatment ESSIAC
On a fateful day in 1922 Canadian nurse Rene Caisse happened to notice some scar tissue on the breast of an elderly English woman. The woman said that doctors had diagnosed her with breast cancer years before. However, the woman didn’t want to risk surgery nor did she have the money for it.
The English woman had met an old Indian medicine man in the 1890s who told her that he could cure her cancer with an herbal tea. The woman took the medicine man’s advice, and consequently she was still alive nearly thirty years later to pass on this herbal remedy to Nurse Caisse.
About a year later, Rene Caisse was walking beside a retired doctor who pointed to a common weed and stated: “Nurse Caisse, if people would use this weed there would be little cancer in the world.” Rene later stated: “He told me the name of the plant. It was one of the herbs my patient named as an ingredient of the Indian medicine man’s tea!” [I Was Canada’s Cancer Nurse] The “weed” was sheep sorrel. In a 1974 letter to Dr. Chester Stock of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, Rene Caisse stated: “Who in the world would ever think to find a solution to cancer in a common meadow?” [THE ESSENCE OF ESSIAC, p. 127]
In 1924 she decided to test the tea on her aunt who had cancer of the stomach and was given about six months to live. Her aunt lived for another 21 years, cancer free.
Rene Caisse (pronounced “Reen Case”) later gave the tea to her 72-year old mother who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the liver, with only days to live. Her mother recovered and lived without cancer for another 18 years.
In the ensuing years Nurse Caisse refined and perfected the original “medicine man’s” formula. She tested various herbal combinations on laboratory mice and on human cancer patients. She eventually reduced the tea to four herbs: burdock root, sheep sorrel (whole herb including the roots), slippery elm and Turkey rhubarb. She called the formula Essiac, which is her surname spelled backwards. [Read “I Was Canada’s Cancer Nurse” for more details.]