Essiac Tea Recipe - Ingredients and Instructions for Different Recipes

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Essiac tea was discovered by a Canadian nurse by the name of Renee Caisse. In fact, "essiac" is actually "Caisse" spelled backwards.

Today, it is used as a natural health treatment when it comes to diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Other issues that it has been reported to treat include sinus problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic pain, asthma, ulcers, constipation, chest colds, fluid retention, and a weakened immune system.

There are several different variations of the Essiac tea recipe, and it's difficult to know which one is the original formula. There is even Essiac liquid for sale at some health food stores, but these can be confusing, since they all claim to be the best. It might not be as convenient, but it's almost always better to try to make your own tea.

In The Essiac Book by Mali Klein, the Essiac tea recipe is used following gram weight measurements.

The required ingredients are:

  • 20 g powdered Slippery elm
  • 120 g chopped Burdock
  • 80 g powdered Sheep sorrel
  • 5 g powdered Turkey rhubarb

You want to use 15 g of herb mix to 1.5 liters of spring water. The boiling time for the ingredients is 10 minutes.

This 4 herb Essiac tea recipe calls for taking 30 ml of the tea solution and diluting it in either 40 ml or 60 ml of hot water and drinking it either at bedtime or when you first wake up in the morning.

Marcy McPherson's affidavit also has one of the most popular Essiac tea recipes.

  • 6 1/2 cups of cut Burdock root
  • 1 ounce of powdered Turkish rhubarb root
  • 1 pound of powdered Sheep sorrel herb
  • 1/4 pound of powdered Slippery elm bark

As you can probably already tell, this is a large volume of tea and will probably last you for quite a while. Thoroughly mix these ingredients together and keep them stored in a dark dry place in a glass jar.

When you are ready to make the tea, take a measuring cup and use 1 ounce of herb mixture to 32 ounces of water. Boil the mixture for 10 minutes in a covered pot and then turn off the heat. However, leave the pot on a warming plate overnight if you can. The next morning, heat the tea again and allow it to settle for a few minutes. Next, strain the mixture through a fine strainer and into hot sterilized bottles. Allow the tea to cool before drinking it. Once you open the bottles, you must refrigerate them.

Remember that Essiac is a decoction and not an infusion. A decoction is utilized in order to extract bitter components and minerals from hard minerals like seeds, roots, or bark by boiling the mixture and then allowing it to seep for a few hours. Therefore, the seeping part of the process is very important when preparing Essiac tea recipes.

You also want to avoid using a sieve or strainer that is too fine, or else the slippery elm bark might be filtered out. It's important that you drink tea that contains them, but not important that you consume the actual dregs themselves.

You can also make 6-7 quarts of the tea and add four additional herbs including watercress, blessed thistle, kelp, and red clover to the tea if you would like. If you want to add these herbs, then the Essiac tea recipe is as follows:

  • Kelp (2 parts)
  • Red Clover (1 part)
  • Blessed Thistle (1 part)
  • Watercress (0.4 parts)
  • 2 gallons of distilled water
  • 1 cup of Burdock Root
  • 2 teaspoons of Turkey rhubarb root
  • 2 cups of Sheep sorrel
  • ½ cup Slippery elm bark, cut and sifted

For this 8 herb Essiac tea recipe, in a 3 gallon pot, add the 2 gallons of water and bring to a boil. Once the water has reached boiling point, add the herbs and stir. Replace the lid and reduce the heat. Leave for 10 minutes and then take the pot off the burner and allow it to seep for up to 12 hours. Then, reheat the mixture so that it warms up, but doesn't quite reach the boiling point again.

Once it has reheated, strain the liquid into a 2 gallon stainless steel pot. Cover the pot with a lid and allow it to stand for 15 minutes.

To store the tea, use quart bottles. Strain the tea into the bottles, taking care since the liquid will be hot, and then refrigerate them.

Most people drink this tea from this Essiac tea recipe in dosages of 2 ounces every morning before they eat breakfast, or at night before they go to bed. It's best to take the tea on an empty stomach.

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