SHEEP SORREL ROOTS
Essiac Essentials -- What is the Secret Ingredient?
Rene Caisse was very secretive about the Essiac tea recipe. The secret ingredient of Essiac tea was discovered by Sheila Snow who obtained letters from Dr. Chester Stock of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Here is what Rene Caisse stated regarding the importance of using the whole sheep sorrel plant, including sheep sorrel roots:
"The herb that will destroy a cancer is the dog-eared sheep sorrel, sometimes called sourgrass. The entire plant must be used." 1
"The reason I offered to send you more material was because I know you cannot get the entire plant. You can buy the crushed leaves but they are no good alone. I found this out when I needed so much, when treating three to six hundred people afflicted with cancer every week for eight and a half years. I do know that the whole plant is needed." 2
"I am very shocked at the way your people are using the materials I sent you....They are just using leaves and stems, leaving out the roots. They are a part of Essiac." 3
"Dear Dr. Stock; I am worried about not receiving any reports on the tests. I thought about the way the lab had been preparing the material for the tests, and why they were not getting better results, so I read over their preparation and found that they were only using the leaves and stems, leaving out the roots, which are very essential in the 'Essiac' for treatments." 4
Learn more about how we grow our sheep sorrel root here.
Learn more about how we harvest our sheep sorrel roots here.
1. [April 4, 1974 letter to Dr. Chester Stock; Ref. ESSIAC, THE SECRETS OF RENE CAISSE'S HERBAL PHARMACY, p. 28]
2. [January 1975 letter to Dr. Chester Stock; Ref. ESSIAC, THE SECRETS OF RENE CAISSE'S HERBAL PHARMACY, p. 30]
3. [August 4, 1975 letter to Dr. Chester Stock; Ref. ESSIAC, THE SECRETS OF RENE CAISSE'S HERBAL PHARMACY, p. 31]
4. [June 14, 1976 letter to Dr. Chester Stock; Ref. THE ESSIAC BOOK, p. 123]
"If it works, don't change it."
-- Rene M. Caisse, R.N.
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