Four Way Herbal Tea (Essiac)
   Rene Caisse was a nurse living in Canada who for a period of almost sixty years treating hundreds of people with a herbal remedy she call Essiac. The name “Essiac” has since been issued as a trademark to an American Company. That is why I call my tea “Four Way Herbal Tea”. It has the same herbs in it as EssiacTea.  She discovered the remedy through a patient in the hospital where she worked who had been cured of cancer.  The patient had used an herbal remedy given her by an Ojibway herbalist. Rene left the hospital in 1922 at age 33, and went to Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada where she began administering Essiac to all who came to her. Some of the patients that she administered the herbs to had severe damage to life support organs died but they lived longer than the doctors had predicted.  Others listed as hopeless and terminal, but without severe damage to life support organs, were cured and lived 35-45 years (many are still living). So startling was the effectiveness of the simple herbal remedy, it was not ignored by the Canadian Ministry of Health. It was never approve by the Ministry of Health. These herbs listed below the four herbs Rene Caisse was using.
Burdock Root: Acts as an antioxidant. May help to protect against cancer by helping control cell mutation. Aids elimination of excess fluid, uric acid, and toxins. Has antibacterial and antifungal properties.  Purifies the blood, restores liver and gallbladder function. Caution:  Interferes with iron absorption when taken internally.
Sheep Sorrel: High in vitamins A, B complex, C, D, K and E and the minerals include significant levels of calcium, iron, silicon, magnesium, sulphur, zinc, manganese, iodine and copper also contains beta carotene and chlorophyll; citric, malic, oxalic, tannic and tartaric acids and it is rich in potassium oxalate.  Sorrel plants have been a folk remedy for cancer for centuries both in Europe and Asia, more recently in North America. Alleged to break down tumors and alleviate some chronic conditions and degenerative diseases, it is an astringent and diuretic. It has been anecdotally reported to be a fever reducer, aid digestion, relieve stomach hemorrhage and jaundice. Caution:  Because of the oxalic acid it contains, is sometimes not recommended for people who have a history of kidney stones.
Turkey Rhubarb:   Contains vitamin A, many of the B complex, C, and P; calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, and zinc. The rhubarb root exerts a gentle laxative action by stimulating the secretion of bile into the intestines. It also stimulates the gall duct to expel toxic waste matter, thus purging the body of waste bile and food. As a result, it is alleged that the liver is cleansed and chronic liver problems are relieved. In small doses, the powdered root is an astringent and checks diarrhea, but in larger doses it irritates the colon causing the bowels to evacuate (diarrhea). Note: If diarrhea or abdominal discomfort develops it may be necessary to either lower the dosage until the body adjusts to it, or stop taking it. Caution: Should not be used in acute inflammatory intestinal complaints, appendicitis or during pregnancy.  Long term use can result in potassium loss.
Slippery Elm Bark:  Soothes inflamed mucous membranes of the bowels, stomach, and urinary tract.  Good for diarrhea and ulcers and for treatment of colds, flu, and sore throat.  Beneficial for Cohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and gastritis. Note:  Also called Moose Elm and Red Elm.
Peppermint: For Flavoring.
Recommendations: Alternate the following herbs in your cancer prevention program:  astragalus, birch, burdock root, dandelion, Echinacea, fennel, green tea, turmeric have anti-cancer properties.  Noni juice may be effective not only in blocking tumor growth but also in inducing cancer cells to return to normal.  Use Olive Oil to cook with.  Eat a diet of grains, nuts, seeds and unpolished brown rice. Eat wheat, oat, and bran.  Eat plenty of veggies, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and spinach. Consume yellow veggies such as carrots, pumpkin, squash, and yams. East apples, berries, blue berries, raspberries, and strawberries. Cantaloupes, cherries, grapes chickpeas, lentils, and red beans, oranges and plums. Eat onions and garlic. Try to eat ten raw almonds per day; they contain laetrile, which has anti-cancerous properties. Drink steam or distilled water. Limit your consumption of dairy products.  Dont's: Do not eat peanuts, junk foods, processed refined foods, saturated fats, salt, sugar or white flour.  Instead of salt use sea salt, kelp, or potassium substitutes. You can use Stevia a natural sweetener for sugar. Do not consume any alcohol or caffeine.  Avoid all teas except green tea or herbal teas. Do not eat lunchmeat, hot dogs, or smoked or cured meats. Try to eat broiled fish.  Do not take supplemental iron. Iron helps the cancer cells grow.  People who use excess iron have a greater chance of developing cancer.  Use glass or stainless steel cookware. Get regular exercise.  Do not take any drugs except those prescribed by your health care provider or physician.  Avoid stress as much as possible. Learn to relax and deal with your problem and life if possible. 
Directions:  Use one tea bag per cup of water, place container on burner or whichever you desire, let water heat about 3 mins.  Place tea or bulk tea into container.  Let steep for 4-5 minutes. If using bulk tea strain through strainer. Garnish with lemon honey or whatever you like.  After drinking herbal tea you will probably notice that your sweat, urine, stools will smell a little stronger. This is nothing to be alarmed about.  It is just letting your know that the tea is working and is detoxifying your body. Enjoy your tea and also the cleansing of your body. My herbal tea is all natural ingredients, no caffeine, no artificial coloring and no additives. 
The Federal Drug Administration has not evaluated any of these statements.  These herbs or products are not intended to diagnose, treat, sure, or prevent any type of ailment or disease.
Always consult your health care provider or physician before using herbs.
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