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Essiac Capsules and Essiac tinctures

Rene Caisse never used "Essiac" capsules or "Essiac" tinctures.  She only used Essiac herbs as a tea.  Therefore, there is no such thing as "Essiac capsules" or "Essiac tincture".

Specifically, the way she made the tea is called a "decoction"--the same way that the original native herbal healer used it. 

A decoction is used to extract components of hard plant parts like bark, seeds and roots.  It is made by boiling the herbs for about ten minutes and then allowing the herbs to sit for eight to twelve hours.

Click here to learn more about how to make Essiac tea.


"If it works, don't change it." -- Rene M. Caisse, R.N.

CLICK HERE to find what Rene Caisse said about SHEEP SORREL ROOTS


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* IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We do not sell nor are we associated with the trademarked (TM) or registered (R) "ESSIAC" products that are sold by other companies in Canada and the US.  We only provide the herbs so that people can make Rene Caisse's tea in their own homes.  Rene Caisse never registered, patented or trademarked "Essiac" which was simply her last name spelled backwards and was originally a native american herbal remedy for cancer.  The word "Essiac" was in common usage in the 1930s, decades before anyone tried to corner the market by "registering" or "trademarking" the word "Essiac".  Furthermore, we only use the "Essiac" formula which Rene Caisse's best friend, Mary McPherson, officially entered into the public domain in a sworn affidavit in 1994 in Bracebridge, Ontario.  This formula uses Turkey rhubarb root which is much more pleasant tasting than the Indian rhubarb products on the market (which is why Rene Caisse switched to Turkey rhubarb in her final Essiac tea formula).  The website has posted Mary McPherson's "Essiac" formula affidavit here.  That is the formula we use. 

We offer 10% (regular strength) and 20% (extra-strength) sheep sorrel roots.  The percentages refer to the ratio of sheep sorrel root to the total sheep sorrel content in the formula.

The information on this page and on this website is for historical and general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.


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