How Long Will It Take to Notice a Change After Taking Essiac Tea?

The research we have shows that it will take between 4.5 and 6 months for the average person to experience a change after taking Essiac.

Of course, many people are excited and eager for the changes to come faster. Essiac is a commitment, and some folks will get frustrated if a month or two have gone by and they can't tell anything has happened. While there are certainly people who notice changes sooner, it's not the norm.


It's Not Fair to Judge Something Too Soon

Think about if you were to take ibuprofen for a headache. You would expect by 30 minutes to feel some relief and for the relief to peak 1.5 to 2 hours after taking it. 1 That is the expected length of time before results. You wouldn't panic after 10 minutes and say, "This ibuprofen isn't working!!" You would know you have to wait until the expected time to decide if it worked or not. In that case with the ibuprofen, the expected length of time to wait is 30 to 60 minutes. On the contrary, if you were to take something like tumeric, the expectation is that you may have to take it for a couple of months consistently before experiencing headache relief. 2



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For Essiac, the expected time to wait is 4.5 to 6 months. This is because Essiac works as a long, slow detox. Like most things in life that take time, the end result is worth it! If you were to make pasta sauce in 20 minutes, would it taste as good if you let it simmer and marinate all day? Of course not. Good things take time. So, please be patient. You can learn more about the research behind Essiac in the book The Essiac Report by Richard Thomas. It's available for free online.



Because the product takes the length of time it does, that is why we offer the Money Back Results Guarantee - but only after you have used the product for the full 6 months. It would in theory be far cheaper for us to offer the Guarantee after just one month, because then we wouldn't be out as much money if someone didn't get results. However, the reality is the product isn't expected to do anything after one month! Because of that, we set up the Guarantee the way we did - to kick in at the 6 month mark. That way, you are not out a cent if it doesn't improve your health. Read more about Our Industry Exclusive Money-Back Results Guarantee.

Hopefully now you can understand the length of time that's expected for a change to occur with Essiac. We promise, it's a change worth waiting for!




Be careful when comparing price with companies who sell only a couple of weeks' worth at a time - we sell enough to last months at a time which saves you a ton of money.

It costs less than $1 per day to use our Essiac - the best price you'll find anywhere!


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All orders come complete with the easy-to-follow instructions and suggested use. This tea is simple to make and takes just ten minutes to make a two-week supply.

1 An Overview of Clinical Pharmacology of Ibuprofen. Rabia Bushra* and Nousheen Aslam. Oman Med J. 2010 Jul; 25(3): 155–1661. doi: 10.5001/omj.2010.49.

2 Effects of Curcumin Supplementation on Clinical Features and Inflammation, in Migraine Patients: A Double-Blind Controlled, Placebo Randomized Clinical Trial. Sheyda Rezaie, Gholamreza Askari, Khorvash F, Tarrahi M J, and Amani R. Int J Prev Med. 2021; 12: 161. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_405_20.


  • Hi Joy,

    You can drink the tea warm if you need to, but it was designed to be taken cold. Do what you need to do, it shouldn’t affect the results that much if you have to warm it.


  • Hi Loreto,

    I am so sorry to hear about your parents. Yes, Essiac would be a great preventive for you. In that case you would take 3 oz. of brewed Essiac tea twice per day.


  • Hello both parents have passed away from pancreatic cancer. I was thinking of maybe taking this is precautionary. I am 59 years old in somewhat of a healthy individual. What would you suggest? Thank you.Loreto

    Loreto iafelice
  • Hi! I’m excited about taking Essiac tea! I have several cancer spots on some Lymnodes in my chest,neck,under arm,& Liver!
    I have a question, can I drink the tea warm? I started a new Chemo yesterday & it makes me sensitive to cold in every thing! Thank you, Joy Campbell 😊

    Joy Campbell

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