Claridges Botanicals Organic Essiac Tea Blend (also spelled Esiak). Containing the traditional formula, but using certified organic herbs. Organic Essiac consists of Certified organic burdock root, rhubarb root, sheep sorrel leaf slippery elm bark. Traditionally Essiac was used to act as a blood purifier and has been used in many health conditions, to support the better elimination of toxins from the body.
Certified organic burdock root, rhubarb root, sheep sorrel leaf, slippery elm bark.
Preparation: Use a stainless steel or enamel pot (not aluminium) holding at least 2 litres. Measure 2 litres of pure or distilled water (not chlorinated or fluoridated - clean rainwater will do). Cover pot and bring to a rolling boil. Weigh out 45 gm of the Essiac mixture and add to the boiling water. Stir with a wooden or stainless steel spoon. Replace lid and boil for 10-12 minutes at a rolling boil. Remove pot from heat, scrape down the sides of the pot with a spatula and stir into the mixture thoroughly. Replace lid and let stand at room temperature for 10-12 hours. Stir thoroughly, cover and heat essiac solution to scalding (85 C). Do not boil.
Remove from the heat. Scoop out the liquid immediately, leaving the sediment behind and strain through a fine stainless steel strainer into closeable sterile, glass jars, using a funnel. Take care to tighten caps, allow bottles to cool, then tighten caps again. Store in the refrigerator.
This is a sensitive preparation and it contains no preservatives agents. If mould should develop in the bottle, discard immediately.
Prepared as above and filtered into heated jars and stoppered, it should keep for at least 12 months.
CAUTION: All bottles and caps must be sterilised after use, if you plan to re-use them for essiac preparation. Bottle caps must be washed and rinsed thoroughly and may be cleaned with a 3% solution of food grade hydrogen peroxide in water.
Daily maintenance: 2-4 tablespoons (28-56ml) prepared Essiac per day, mixed with purified, boiled hot water equal to the amount of essiac liquid used. For example, if 2 tablespoons of Essiac is used, mix with 2 tablespoons of purified, boiled, hot water. Take half in the morning and half in the evening, on an empty stomach at least 2 hours after eating
EXTRA STRENGTH - For cancer, diabetes, AIDS etc: 4 tablespoons (56ml) up to three times daily, on an empty stomach, mixed with water, as above.
CHILDREN: Take half the above recommended dosages.
Keep out of the reach of children. In all cases of ill health, seek professional advice before self prescribing.