by PAUL FASSA
In his November 1995 newsletter Health and Healing, Dr. Julian Whitaker, MD and holistic practitioner wrote an article entitled “What I Would Do If I Had Cancer”, in which he asserted that if he were diagnosed with cancer he would be proactive with various alternative approaches that include Essiac Tea.
Of all the alternative approaches for cancer, Essiac Tea has been slighted and forgotten the most over the past couple of decades, especially with several other approaches that have received more sensational press than Essiac lately. Cannabis is great, but not so accessible and certainly not so cheap unless you can grow a lot of your own plants and make your own cannabis oil.
Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) and maple syrup or blackstrap molasses are as inexpensive as it gets, but it requires a little more savvy with using it than Essiac Tea, even if you brew your own, which is the best way to use it.
A Summary of Essiac’s History
Essiac is Caisse spelled backwards, the surname of nurse Rene Caisse who came upon a North Canadian Indian medicine man’s herbal tonic that was used to cure woman’s breast cancer in the late 19th Century. Nurse Caisse met her as she was passing away in nursing home decades after the herbal remedy had cured her breast cancer.
So Rene immediately collected the herbs and cured a select group of friends and family circa 1920. Soon word got out and cancer patients outside her circle of family and friends came to her. Her treatment locations evolved until her arrival at the small Bracebridge township that provided her with the building that was once a hotel.
This is where Rene treated patients for over eight years, and where her treatments of the herbal tea gained medical recognition from the several reports of healed cancer patients, causing many doctors during the 1930s and ’40s to endorse what she was doing after reviewing some of those cases.
She was given the use of the Bracebridge facility without any charges except, reportedly, one dollar per month. But she was not allowed to charge patients had to be diagnosed by an MD before and after treatment. All told from before Bracebridge and after, Rene cured thousands of cancer patients.
But there were also problems. There were many in the medical establishment who wanted Nurse Caisse’s operation shut down. Some say part of her problems was her stubborn pride and refusal to divulge the tea’s formula, which she sometimes injected for severe cases.
But Nurse Caisse had an awareness of how the medical establishment could take her medicine man recipe, alter it and make it less effective, or simply charge too much, making it unavailable to many who needed it. Her suspicion was warranted as these things go on with non-pharmaceutical cancer approaches all the time.
One year before Rene’s death, she signed over the rights to her formula to a Canadian company called Resperin Corporation Lmtd. for one dollar (Canadian). The deal included promises to keep the formula pure and keep it accessible at low cost to everyone. Then in 1995, Resperin signed the formula over to Essiac Canada International, which is currently a provider of the formula.
What’s In It and Who Has Benefited From It
The proper blend of organic or wild harvested non-irradiated burdock root, slippery elm bark, Turkish Rhubarb root, and Sheep Sorrel leaves with roots are part of the original formula. The herbs must be used without shortcuts, interventions, and modifications.
After bringing the herbs to a boil and letting it steep overnight, the quart or gallon made is refrigerated. A dose of two ounces should be taken three times daily with sufficient warm water, sipped slowly away from food.
Quality of the herbs means everything with this tea. Most of the off the shelf stuff is made of inferior herbs or has lost its potency. It’s best to order the powdered herbs that comply with what was just written in their proper ratios and brew your own tea with actual spring water in glass bottles, such as Mountain Valley Spring Water, which is sold in many grocery and health food stores.
Don’t bother with sparkling and flavored water. Get plain authentic spring water in darkly colored glass only. This finder for Mountain Valley can help your search. I am not a distributor or associate. But I use it myself for Essiac Tea, which should be stored in dark colored bottles to protect against light.
Essiac Tea can be used as a general health tonic with less daily doses. Sports health chiropractor Dr. Gary Glum found Rene’s formula after she had died and all of her documents were taken and destroyed. He disclosed it in the book Calling of an Angel; the Story of Rene Caisse and an Indian Herbal Medicine Named Essiac, which is out of print. His life was threatened to prevent his publishing more.
Glum’s wife used it to get over her chronic bronchitis. Dr. Glum was allowed to treat a handful of AIDS patients out of 179 who were being tested with AZT. His five patients survived while the 174 AZT treated died. Here’s a revealing article containing interview quotes from Dr. Glum.
We order our Essiac Tea powders directly from here, a source with good service, complete instructions and other information, as well as all the non-irradiated organic herbs for Rene Caisse’s original recipe, including sheep sorrel roots that few provide but Rene considered vital for Essiac’s efficacy. Again, I’m not an associate for this group.
Debbie Jakovac of renecaissetea.com works closely with the lady in this video, Mali Klein.
If you want to see some excellent testimonials, go to this page and scroll down midway to ESSIAC TESTIMONIALS. Keep in mind that healing cancer involves improving one’s diet, lifestyle, and mindset.
Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s valiant contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are world renowned. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here.
Source: Real Farmacy