4 Herbs of Essiac Tea
Organic Burdock Root (Arctium lappa)
For centuries burdock root has been regarded as an effective blood purifier that neutralizes and eliminates poisons from the body. Burdock contains a volatile oil--especially in the seeds--that is eliminated through the sweat glands, taking toxins with it and alleviating skin problems. Burdock contains niacin, which is known to eliminate poisons from the body, including radiation. Burdock also supports the bladder, kidney and liver and has been said to dissolve kidney stones. It also contains an abundance of minerals, particularly iron. Studies have shown anti-tumor activity in burdock. Japanese scientists have isolated an antimutagenic property in burdock, which they call the "B factor". The Japanese grow burdock root for food as well as medicine. A memorandum from the World Health Organization revealed that burdock was active against HIV.
Burdock root contains bio-available calcium, vitamins A, B complex, C, vitamin E, and P, potassium, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt, magnesium, silicon, zinc, iron, chlorogenic acid, essential oil, flavonoids, inulin, lactone, mucilage, polyacetylenes, resin, tannins, and taraxosterol. It also contains smaller amounts of copper, manganese, selenium, and sulphur.
Organic Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella) with the roots
Rene Caisse isolated sheep sorrel as the main Essiac herb that caused regression of metastasized cancer and reduction of tumors. She used the whole herb including sheep sorrel roots. In fact, she stated that sheep sorrel roots are a necessary part of the formula. In spite of this fact, nearly all Essiac suppliers do not include the roots, because they take 2 years to mature, so they would have to replant and wait for 2 more years if they dug up the whole plant.
Sheep sorrel contains aloe emodin, a natural substance that shows significant anti-leukemic activity. It contains antioxidants, is diuretic and has been used to check hemorrhages. Sheep sorrel is also a traditional food of native cultures and is still served in fine restaurants along with other sorrels.
Sheep sorrel is a rich source of oxalic acid, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorous, beta- carotene, and vitamin C complex. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and Also contains vitamins A, B and C complex, D, E, K, P and U, bio-available calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, copper, iodine, chlorophyll, and zinc.
Organic Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra/fulva)
The inner bark of the slippery elm tree is well-known for its soothing and healing properties. It reduces inflammations such as sore throat, diarrhea and urinary problems. It has been regarded as both a food and medicine. Dr. Moss noted that "slippery elm contains beta-sitosterol and a polysaccharide, both of which have shown [anti-cancer] activity."
Slippery elm bark contains mucilage (galactose, 3-methyl galactose, hexoses, pentoses, methylpentoses, polyuronides, rhamnose, and galacturonic acid residues), complex carbohydrates, tannins, calcium oxalate, phytosterols, sesquiterpenes,flavonoids, salicylic acid, capric acid, caprylic acid, decanoic acid, and vitamin E. The inner bark of slippery elm also contains various nutrients, such as beta-sitosterol, campestrol, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene and vitamins B1, B2, B3 and C.
Organic Turkey Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum tanguticum)
Turkey Rhubarb has been shown to have anti-tumor activity. It is diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti- bacterial and has been used extensively to relieve constipation. It is medicinally more potent than garden rhubarb root and is more palatable.
Turkey rhubarb root is world famous for its benefits. This root is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals. It contains vitamin A, some of the B complex vitamins, and vitamins C, and P. Its mineral content includes calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur and zinc. chromium, cobalt, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, zinc, and potassium
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