Essiac TEA Formula

A person asked for the formula for making Essiac tea the other day. Here it is as printed in "The Essiac Handbook" (*1)

Dry Ingredients: 6.5 cups of Burdock root (cut or dried) 16 oz. Sheep Sorrel (powdered) 1 oz. Turkey Rhubarb (powdered) 4 oz. Slippery Elm (powdered)

Note: These dry ingredients should be stored in a cool dark place as they are light sensitive.

Wet Ingredients: 2 gallons of sodium free distilled water

Supplies Needed:

4 Gallon stainless steel pot with lid 3 Gallon stainless steel pot with lid Stainless steel fine mesh double strainer Stainless steel funnel Stainless steel spatula Measuring cup Kitchen scale with ounce measurements 12 or more 16 oz. Sterilized amber(*2) glass bottles with air tight caps, or suitable substitutes.

Preparation: 1. Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Place herbs in a plastic bag and shake vigorously. 2. Bring the sodium free distilled water to a rolling boil in the 4 gallon pot (with lid on). Should take approximately 30 minutes at sea level. 3. Stir in 1 cup of dry ingredients. Replace lid and continue to boil for 10 minutes. 4. Turn off stove. Scrap down the sides of the pot with the spatula and stir mixture thoroughly. Replace the lid. 5. Allow the pot to remain closed for 12 hours. Then turn the stove to the highest setting and heat to ALMOST a boil. (approximately 20 minutes). Do not let boil. 6. Turn off the stove. Strain the liquid into the 3 gallon pot. Clean the 4 gallon pot and strainer. Then strain the filtered liquid back into the 4 gallon pot. 7. Use the funnel to pour the hot liquid into sterilized bottles immediately, taking care to tighten the caps. After the bottles have cooled, tighten the caps again. 8. Refrigerate. ReneÕs herbal drink contains no preservative agents. If mold should develop, discard the bottle immediately.

Caution: All bottles and caps must be sterilized after use if you plan to reuse them for Essiac. Bottle caps must be washed and rinsed thoroughly, and may be cleaned with a 3% solution of FOOD GRADE hydrogen peroxide (may be purchased in health food stores). To make a 3% solution, mix 1 ounce of the 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide with 11 ounces of sodium free distilled water. Let soak for 5 minutes, rinse and dry. If food grade hydrogen peroxide is not available, use one half teasthingy of clorox to one gallon of distilled water.

Instructions for use (as reported by Dr. Glum)

1. Keep refrigerated.

2. Shake bottle well before using.

3. May be taken either cold from the bottle, or warm (never microwave).

4. As a preventative, daily take 4 tablesthingys (2 ounces) at bedtime or on an empty stomach at least 2 hours after eating.

5. Cancer and AIDS sufferers, or other ill people, may wish to twice daily take 4 tablesthingys (2 ounces), ones in the morning, 5 minutes before eating, and once in the evening, at least 2 hours after eating.

Note: a. Stomach Cancer patients must dilute the herbal drink with an equal amount of sodium free distilled water. b. Many people have reported that ReneÕs drink works well to detoxify the body, and have taken it as a detoxification program.

Precautions: Some doctors have advised against taking ReneÕs herbal formula while pregnant. __________________________________________________

Footnotes: *1 - The full document makes interesting reading and can be obtained from: Revelco 4524 Curry Ford Rd. Suite 530 Orlando, FL 32812 Tel: (407) 859-8638 or 859-7075 At least that is the address included in my copy. My copy is rather old however so somebody local to that address might want to call and verify it, posting the results here.

*2 - The place I got the premixed ingredients informed me that any air tight glass container would be fine rather than needing to find amber glass containers.

Tim Adams

Additional note: The Essiac Formula is copyrighted and patented and therefore if you attempt to make and sell it by the same name you will be violating this rule so call it something like Ezziac instead.