Essiac Circle of Friends

Essiac FAQ

What is Essiac tea?

What are the Essiac tea health benefits?

Why are your herbs for Essiac tea more expensive than other brands?

What is the quality of our Essiac tea herbs?

How do you grow your herbs?

How do you harvest your sheep sorrel roots?

Why don't you offer the 8-herb tea?

Why don't you use Indian rhubarb?

Why don't you offer Essiac capsules or Essiac tincture?

There are so many variations of Essiac tea on the internet that it is confusing.  What is the authentic, original Essiac tea formula and recipe that Rene Caisse used?

How do I make Essiac tea?

How much should I drink every day?

Are there any side effects with Essiac?

Is Goldthread part of the Essiac tea formula?

Has the effectiveness of Essiac tea been tested scientifically?

Should I be concerned about the oxalic acid in Essiac tea?


Essiac Circle of Friends

Essiac NorthWest, Humbleweed and many others have all contributed to the Essiac Circle of Friends, a natural society of  like-minded people continuing traditional native herbal healing in the spirit of the Seven Fires Prophecy.  The Essiac Circle of Friends is a cooperative effort to provide the highest quality Essiac tea herbs on the planet.  It is not in itself a corporation or business but some of the people involved have started their own retail outlets to provide these high-quality herbs to the public.   We are the people who plant, grow, harvest and supply these high-quality herbs to those in need.  The Circle has evolved over the past decade with various people contributing to it and then moving on in the ever-changing ebb and flow of life.

* 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 sell 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 derived from 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.  This is the formula we use.  *

We include sheep sorrel roots in all our Essiac tea products at precise percentages.  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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