You may not want to get into taking herbs. If you are someone who doesn't believe God put herbs here for our health, if you Believe everything your Dr. tells you, then close this web site, it will not be for you. Some folks just are not meant to know about or believe that God put things here knowing what we would need to be healed of the things that make us sick.
When someone tried to tell me about herbs I considered this person a wind bag. I was not into doing herbs and I did not want to hear about them. I was highly skeptical. I have since changed my mind.
Instead of me trying to convince you to listen to me. I suggest you do your own research.
I first heard about the herbs Essiac about 5 years before I would try them. When I did try them I could not believe what they did for me. While Essiac is touted to be a cure for Cancer, it is much more than that. Below you will find the research I did, but I suggest you do your own research too.
The Truth About Essiac
Rene Caisse and her Herbal Cancer Treatment, ESSIAC
Authentic, Original Essiac Tea Formula Documentation
By Lanny Messinger -- Updated on June 9, 2008
There is a book called Calling of an Angel, it is worth buying and reading. It tells of the 40 year battle Rene Caisse went through trying to get these herbs out to the public, and the fight with the Government, Parliment, AMA and Pharmasutical companies.
My own Experiences, and people I know personally
Before I started taking Essiac, this guy told me about it, and I would not listen to him, I thought he was just an old wind bag that was into herbs, and wanted to sell me some. He kept telling me they would help my knees, they had cured him of Liver cancer, and they help diabetics, and a lot of other health problems. For 5 years I blew him off , each time he tried to get me to try it.
One day I decided I was tired of hearing him tell about it ,and bought a bag of the herb. He told meto take 1/2 tsp in warm water, about two swallows. He said to take it once or twice a day. I took it once a day. He said I probably wouldn't notice much for about 6 weeks. Before one week had passed I could tell a huge difference in my knees.
You have to know, my knees were not bending, I had to force them to bend so I could squat down to pick something up off the floor. It hurt unbareably to squat down, then I could not get my knees to unbend, I had to pull my self up, with my hands, then stand there min. before I could walk.
It was one day short of being a full week, and I could squat down, no pain, my knees were working like they were suppose to work.
My husband, started taking Essiac, at the same time.He is disabled, with the vertibreys in his neck, one had a bone chipped out, and one of the Disc's were trying to slip through that hole. He also has spinal stenosis, the vertibreys are closing in on the nerves in his back. He use to be down for weeks at a time, if he moved his head a certain way, he was down. Now while he still has the same problem, he is not down with all that pain, for more than a couple of days at a time. The pain is not as bad, and some days he has no pain at all.
My Mother, She took a bad fall when she was in her mid 20's she is 75 now. She nearly lost her arm, it was mangled very badly, and she has a pin in the elbow. She was limited on how far it would bend. Then she Fell and broke her shoulder several years later, and that caused her to not be able to raise her arm up enough to put food in her mouth or touch the top of her head. She can now touch her head and feed herself with that hand. She also has Rhumitoid Arthritis and her hands have twisted out of shape, with the fingers bent down into her palms. She lived with horrible pain for years because of that. Drs put her on a medicine which had a side effect (may cause blindness) it did cause her to start going blind. For the last three years maybe longer, she could not see any colors, everything was either Black or White to her. Now she can see colors again.She is also taking another herb, in tablet form called MSM, it is for Arthritis, and it has started working, her fingers are starteing to straighten out after several years of being twisted and bent.
My Nephew, He is a diabetic, he was taking 35cc of insulin a day. After he started Essiac he has had to cut the insulin down twice and the last time I talked to him, he said he is going to have to cut it down again. He was down to 20cc of insulin when I talked to him.
1st friend, with Back pain. I Have a friend who said for years, every morning she has had back pain. after taking Essiac she has not had that pain.
2nd Friend, She was having problems like I was, with her knees and other joints. She started taking Essiac, and her pains went away, as well as she was able to move again without that stiffness in her joints.
My husband had a cousin, diagnosed with a cancer on one of his ribs. He said he would give the Essiac a try. His daughter gave him too much at one time, and he complained of stomach cramps. He said he didn't want to take it after he had been taking it about a week or two. (Overdosing is not good for your system). Well he decided to let the Dr. take out that rib. When the Dr. removed the rib, he said that cancer was the most unusual he had ever seen. (Essiac had been killing the cancer)
My husband's cousin went ahead and took the chemo and radiation treatments, stopped taking the Essiac, and died of cancer, last year.
I believe if he had not been overdosed in the begining, he might have continued taking the Essiac, and would have been cured.
I can not stress hard enough not to take more than 1/2 tsp at one time, more is not better, because it is too hard on your system to take more. When you take 1/2 a tsp. it is just right, and will cure any cancer it comes in contact with.
It pains me to hear of folks, who would rather take chemo, and radiation, instead of these herbs. God put these herbs here for us, we just need to use our common sense to use them. Chemo or radiation, ends up spreading the cancer. Dr's make a fortune on those treatments. Chemo and Radiation is a treatment, not a cure. The number of folks who are cured of Cancer using Chemo and Radiation is a very small percent, but with these herbs it is 100%, unless you do the foolish thing and take the Chemo and Radiation. Essiac doesn't interfere with Chemo or Radiation, but they sure interfere with Essiac, and stop it from curing your cancer.
If you want to take Chemo and Radiation, that is up to you, and you are to blame when it spreads your cancer because you decided to take what the Dr handed out. I would urge anyone to Take God's cure, instead of Chemo and radiation. Essiac is God's cure for cancer.
Essiac is a mixture of herbs to help your immune system. As areas of our bodies fail to function, Essia will restore the function of those areas. Among things these herbs will do, Helps restore eyesight caused by Glaucoma, and other eye diseases. Helps control blood pressure Helps with arthritis and Has been known to cure cancer Helps with blood sugar levels, Helps with sleeping problems, Helps boost energy levels
Essiac is one of the most all round mixes of herbs; it will help or cure a vast variety of problems our bodies suffer.
This would be for someone with Cancer.Take 1 hr. before a meal or after a Meal) For A serious problem double up, take 1/2tsp a day for the first week, 2nd week, take twice a day, third week take 3 times a day and the 4th week 4 times a day. Once you see the problem has been cured or helped vastly, cut it back to 2 times per day, if the problem tries to come back go back to taking 4 times A day. Wait 6 months before cutting back if you Had a serious problem like Cancer.
For less serious problems, 1/2 level teaspoon once a day,for the first week, then If you see once a day is not enough, take it twice a day. Add it to coffee, tea, or put a small amount of warm water into a juice glass (about an inch or two of water) Stir in your herbs, and drink. Essiac is most effective taken before bed time
I have learned that if you try taking more than 1/2 tsp at a time, it could cause serious constipation. Also if you go by the directions of making a tea, you may be drinking too much and thus causing more problems.I strongly suggest taking it by my directions, and don't make a tea out of it. Diabetics should Monitor their Blood Sugar Before taking any insulin, while they are using Essiac. Essiac will make your pancreas start functioning, and you don't want to take insulin if you don't need it.
Some folks may become constipated even with taking just 1/2 tsp a day, Use a laxative,and go off of Essiac for a day or two then go back on it. If this happens or you if have diarrhea, take something to check the diarrhea and go off of Essiac for a day or two then go back on it. This happens if you have a lot of toxins in Your body, it won’t last long, usually not more than a few days or a week if that long.The reason this happens, is because Essiac is pulling a lot of toxins from your system, when you first start taking it, and putting them in the Bowel or Urine, for your body to get rid of. Once all those toxins have been pulled from your body, your system will be regulated, and Essiac will start working on those areas you are having problems with. Most Health food stores carry Essiac. If you buy from a health food store or online, be sure you are buying the 4 herb Essiac, ( not the 8 herbs and not flor-Essiac.)
There use to be a 14 chapter online book about the nurse who founded Essiac and the 40 year fight she went through to get Essiac to people who needed it. It was called The 7th fire, but the site is no longer online so I had to remove the link to it.
Here is a place online where you can order large or small quantities of Essiac
I found a web site that has the empty gel caps and a machine to fill them with.
I have the "00" size capsules and machine. I take 2 capsules of a morning and 2 of an evening. If you have cancer you would want to take 2 capsules 4 times a day spaced out, like Morning, mid morning, noon, afternoon, and it would not hurt to take another 2 before bedtime.
(I do not make money on recommending this site, nor do I make money for telling people about the benefits of Essiac) I am doing this, to pass on What God showed One man who was dieing of Cancer,This Herb saved him, and he in turn is telling folks about this herb, and I am paying it forward.
while the package may contain directions on how to make a tea, with Essiac I would recommend going by the directions above, it is just less complicatedand you don't have to go to the trouble of making a tea and storing it.And it will work the same following the above directions.Another reason I Strongly Suggest you do not make a tea, is because it would be easy for you to take too much, and that would be bad, More is not good in this caseLess is best.
Essiac Tea is Used for Many Health Problems Because of essiac's general detoxification and immune-boosting properties, essiac can support the body's healing from a variety of health problems. Essiac tea originally was used in Canada beginning in the early 1900s by the nurse Rene Caisse to treat people with cancer.
People with the following health problems may find essiac to be a useful health supplement:
1. Poor immune system
2. Chronic bronchitis
3. Chronic Pain
8. Liver Problems
9. Colon Trouble
10. Chronic Fatigue
12. Sinus Trouble
15. High Blood Pressure
17. Kidney and Bladdar Problems
19. Pain related to inflammation
20. High Cholesterol
Here are some of the reported effectsof the blend of eight herbsthat make up essiac tea:
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--this has important implications for detoxification of the body.
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. Essiac tea 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 fattytoxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys.
13. Essiac tea assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelinsheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.
14. Reduces heavy metal deposits in tissues (especiallythose 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 oxygenlevel 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.
20. Essiac tea converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid deliveredto the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gallbladder, 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 radical damage.
27. Increases the appetite for healthful foods.
28. Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.
29. Essiac tea increases energy along with an improved sense of well being.
possible Precautions/Side Effects
Side effects are rare with Essiac, but there are 3 general possibilitiesNausea and/or indigestion, generally caused by eating or drinking too soon before or after drinking the tea.Diarrhea, vomitting, or severe intestinal or digestive discomfort, caused principally because as toxins dissolve, the body tries to eliminate them quickly. An increase in the size of an existing tumor, caused by the metastasized cells gathering at the original site, before the tumor softens and reduces in size.If any discomfort or diarrhea occurs, Rene always cautioned her patients to stop taking the decoction for several days until they felt better. Then they were told to begin again with just half an ounce every other day and gradually to increase the dose to one ounce each day. This usually corrected the problem
This is very safe , but like with all herbs, it should be avoided by pregnant or lactating women.
May cause constipation,for a short while, this is caused by toxins being pulled from your body,faster than the body can eliminate them, through the bowel. If this should occure, take a laxative. Once the large amounts of toxins have been eliminated, Essiac will regulate your system.or May cause diarreah, for a short time, due to large amounts of toxins being carried to the bowel, if you should experience, this, discontinue taking Essiac for a few days, then return to taking Essiac, or take somehing to check your dearreah.This will not last long, just until Essiac has pulledthe majority of the toxins from your system, then you will be regulated andnormal.
One thing I would like to warn you about
Taking Essiac in large doses can be very hard on your system and should not be taken in large doses at one time. Spread out the amount you take in one day.