HERBS! A quantity of herbs of which contains more than the basic the 4 primary are BURDOCK, SLIPPERY ELM, SHEEP SORREL & INDIAN RHUBARB which provide:
Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, B17, C, D, E, K, P, U, Biotin, Choline, Inostol, and Paraminobenzoic Acid.
Minerals: Calcium, Chlorine, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sulfur & Zinc.
Natural Compounds: Aloe-emodin, Anhydrides, Caffeic Acid, Chrysophanol, D-galactose, Emodin, Galacturonic Acid, Lapalol, Matairesinol, Nortracheloside, Pentose, Phytosterol, Quertietin, Rheldine, Rhubarbrin, Sennidine, and many more.
Propriatary formula is only held by Essiac Products Services, Inc.
Others use a 4 herb formula and some add ingredients of their own. THIS IS NOT ESSIAC = CONTERFEIT.
In 1984, Japanese researchers at Nagoya U. named the ability of this root to reduce cell mutation the “B-Factor”. Animal experimentation has suggested tumor inhibition and estrogenic activity. Historically, burdock’s been used for its curative properties: purifying the blood & diuresis (elimination of toxins), diseases of the skin and stimulant of metabolism, circulation & energy. Along with a number of the anti-oxidant vitamins, the principal ingredient in the root is inulin – the powerful immune modulator, rich in essential minerals. Inulin may strengthen the vital organs and regulate blood sugar metabolism.
The mucilages of the inner bark have long been revered for its soothing, healing and strengthening effect on the mucosa and tissues of the body. Its nutritional substances rejuvenate debilitated conditions. It eliminates excess mucous in all the body’s systems. It hastens healing and cellular repair, neutralizes the G.I. tract as a natural antacid, and may have systemic antibiotic and antimicrobial effect.
Aside from the high vitamin and mineral content, the presence of carotenoids, chlorophyll and several organic acids and their effect on the human body has stirred clinical interest in sheep sorrel. As early as the 1740’s, a woman in Williamsburg, Va. was legally permitted to use the plant as a treatment for cancer. There are a number of documented accounts of sheep sorrel’s use on cancer. Rene Caisse claims to observe the herb to be effective in breaking down tumors and alleviating the symptoms of some chronic and degenerative diseases. The oxygenating properties of the chlorophyll and anti-oxidant properties of the carotenoids make this little plant vital to the synergistic formula in ESSIAC®.
Affecting the digestive system, this herb stimulates bile production, liver detoxification, relieves constipation, improves digestion, ulcers and hemorrhoids, in general, balancing and tonifying the G.I. tract. This acidic plant is also high in mineral content and an anthraquinone present in the root, rhein, has been studied at the Oriental Medicine Research Center in Tokyo for its bacteria inhibiting and anti-inflammatory properties. Later studies have been done on the antitumoral and antimicrobial properties as well.
Also contains other proprietary herbs as per the original Rene Caisse, RN Formula.