The Original Essiac formula is a "proprietary" combination of 4 herbs (not 8 herbs).
Burdock Root - Not Yellow Dock. Has been found to support bile production and liver functions, and is used as a tonic, blood pufifier, and cleanser.
Turkey Rhubarb - Well known as an astringent and supports bowel regularity; it is an effective tonic to support the digestive system and assists the body to remove debris..
Slippery Elm (inner bark) - Known as a natural stomach remedy and wound healer; it supports healing to the mucous membrane of the entire digestive tract
Sheep Sorrel - Known by herbalist to sharpen the appetite, cool the liver, and strengthen the heart.
Essiac was discovered in 1922, when a patient spoke to Nurse Rene Caisse of a Canadian Ojibwa Indian herbal tea she took.
She eventually named the formula Essiac®, which is Nurse Caisse's name spelled backwards. Nurse Caisse ran her clinic on Dominion Street from 1934 to 1942 and continued to give Essiac® to people until the late 1970's.
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