Essiac has many uses, especially as a cleanser and detoxifier of the first order. We highly recommend that you use one bottle each quarter, consuming an ounce a day during the two week period before the equinox or solstice, transitional times when the body is most vulnerable to illness and stress. That’s usually all that’s necessary for a healthy person to do. If disease has already set in, 1/2 ounce a day every day of the year.
Additionally, there are reported cases where Essiac has reversed thyroid conditions, diabetes, eliminated skin conditions, and caused hemoglobin and white cell counts to return to normal. Cysts, fibroid tumors, chronic mastitis, and ulcers have responded to treatment with Essiac. AIDS and HIV blood counts have improved, psoriasis and shingles have cleared up, and arthritic patients have noted reduced joint pain and greater joint flexibility. Reports include a calming effect, increases in energy level, stabilization of sleeping patterns, clearing of chronic infections, heightened mental clarity, greatly improved digestion and bowel movements, relief from depression, fear and distress, and in many cases greatly reduced levels of intractable, chronic pain, especially for cancer patients. These are possible side effects of Essiac.
Here is a list of therapeutic actions which, according to Sheila Snow (Journalist), have been reported by Rene Caisse and others to be found in Essiac, in its component herbs individually, or observed to at least occur alongside consumption of Essiac.
The following are Quotes from Shelia Snows book.
Prevents build-up of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney tubules, and liver
Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat to energy
Halts diarrhea, checks internal hemorrhaging and overcomes constipation counteracts the effects of aluminum, lead, and mercury poisoning
Strengthens and tightens muscles, organs, and tissue
Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs and membranes strong and flexible, more durable and less vulnerable to stress
Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues
Removes toxic accumulation in fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder and alimentary canal
Absorbs toxins in the bowel, then eliminates them
Clears respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus
Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys
Assists the liver in producing lecithin which forms part of the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve tissue
Reduces, perhaps eliminates heavy metals deposits in the tissues, especially those surrounding the joints, to relieve inflammation and stiffness
Improves the functions of the pancreas by increasing the effectiveness of insulin
Cleanses the blood
Increases red cell production and keeps all these cells from rupturing
Increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells
Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body
Renders calcium and potassium oxalate soluble in the urine. Regulate the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract
Protects the brain from circulating toxins
Relieves pain, increases appetite and provides more energy and a sense of well-being
Accelerates wound healing
Increases the production of lymphocytes and T-cells
Inhibits and possibly destroys benign growths and tumors
Protects cells from free-radical damage, including damage from radiation and x-rays