Essiac Tea Certified Organic Original Formula 4 Qt Recipe plus booklet4 oz./126 grams. Approximately one cup. Each one-ounce t-bag makes one quart, 4 quarts total. One gallon or 128 ounces enough for 128 days at the recommended dosage. (in practice each quart makes about 26 fl oz of essaic tea)
We blend these herbs to the following proportions; 27% Burdock: 55% Sheep Sorrel: 4 % Indian Rhubarb: 14% Slippery Elm. Certified organic herbs and cut and sifted (c/s) not powdered. Powdered herbs are greatly reduced in potency compared to C/S. We choose to use all Certifed Organic Herbs becasue delicate conditions may be adversly affected by pesicides and chemicals used in commerical production.
Original Recipe: Just boil one quart (1000 ml) water. Add one T-Bag, bring back to a boil. Turn Off Heat. Cover and let sit 12 hours. Return to boil. Remove T-Bag. When cool pour into a one-quart glass container (mason jar) and cap. Will keep for 1-2 weeks in the refrigerator. Discard any tea not used within this period. Renee Caisse suggested one ounce of essiac tea with two ounces of hot water at bedtime (on an empty stomach, about 2 - 3 hours after supper) every other day, continued for 32 days, then take one ounce every 3 days. Today some people recommend 4 ounces per day some take 6 ounces of tea daily some folks go to a "tolerance level." We include our 14-page booklet with helpful hints on dosages and preparations as well as a guide for pets, children, and those in recovery. The University of Texas-Houston said of this formula;
promote health, strengthen the immune system, improve appetite, relieve pain, improve overall quality of life and shrink the size of tumors.
As always interventions should be individually judged. A healthy robust individual can take much stronger doses and more often than a frail bed ridden dehibited individual.
Caution and side affects. Nausea or indigestion, generally caused by eating or drinking too soon before or after drinking the tea. Intestinal or digestive discomfort, caused principally as the body tries to eliminate toxins. This function is notably achieved by Rhubarb and Slippery Elm, both laxatives. This action is reduced by the recommended second boiling of the herbs (see booklet). If the toxins cannot be released via the normal method (through the urine and stool) it may be expelled through the skin as well. Such reactions as skin rash fever and chills. These reactions are commonly referred to as a healing crisis. But may also be a allergic reaction. Some people are allergic to Elm and therefore to Slippery Elm Bark. Sheep Sorrel should be avoided if on a low oxylate diet. Be sure to drink fresh pure water with our herbal remedies. We recommend drinking 1/2 of your weight in ounces of fresh pure water daily. So if you weigh 100 pounds drink 50 ounces of fresh pure water (distilled recommended). If discomfort occurs, stop taking the tea for several days until feeling better. Then begin taking it again at half the dose you were taking and then only take every other day. Gradually increase the interval and dosage to the desired levels.
For our selection of Medicinal Herbal Teas see Herbal Teas