All About Our Herbs
Seven of the essiac herbs (blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, slippery elm bark, red clover, turkey rhubarb root, and watercress) currently come from Starwest Botanicals, Inc. in California. The eighth herb (sheep sorrel including the root) comes from a private grower in Arkansas.
HERB QUALITY: MOISTURE CONTENT AND FRESHNESS
The herbs have 12-15% moisture content for the blessed thistle, sheep sorrel including the root, and kelp. The herbs have less than 10% moisture content for the burdock root, red clover, slippery elm bark, watercress, and turkish rhubarb root.
Our herbs are always fresh because we sell thousands of pounds of essiac every month. We turn over our entire inventory of herbs every 2-3 weeks!
Many customers have commented on how fresh our herbs look, smell, and taste. If you purchase essiac from an outlet that sells more than one herbal formula, you're much more likely to receive stale herbs. We only carry essiac here, and we sell a lot of it. Because of this, we never have stale herbs sitting around. This is key, because herb quality can deteriorate as the months and years go by.
WHY POWDERED HERBS ARE BEST
Powdered herbs are made by crushing or pulverizing whole herbs. The resulting powdered herbs look like what you see inside a tea bag.
Powdered herbs make a more potent brew of tea. This is because there is more surface area on powdered herbs, which better allows the extracts to seep into the tea. Anything in powdered form mixes easier and more completely. Powdered herbs have a much higher absorbability rate than whole ones.
Furthermore, powdered herbs are tiny enough that they can be consumed along with the tea - which is why you should not get them in tea bags. This is beneficial because consuming the whole plant works better than just consuming the tea. When you consume the herb particles in addition to the tea itself (which is only possible when you brew with powdered herbs) your body will receive all of the beneficial compounds present in the herbs. In fact, we believe so strongly in the powdered form of essiac that we only offer essiac as a powdered herb blend. The powdered herbs are the kind Rene Caisse used and recommended. More on that below!
WE BELIEVE SO MUCH IN THE EIGHT HERB ESSIAC THAT WE REFUSE TO SELL THE FOUR HERB ESSIAC.
Rene Caisse and Dr. Charles Brusch tested essiac from the years of 1959 - 1969 at the Brusch Medical Research Center in Cambridge, MA. Between the four herb and eight herb essiac formulas, the eight herb formula performed the best. Rene Caisse then switched her recommendation of taking four herb essiac to taking eight herb essiac as a result of this research. It's all documented in the book The Essiac Report by Richard Thomas.
We test each and every batch (including using it ourselves!) to ensure that herb quality is the highest it can be. We only ship herbs that pass our rigorous standards to our customers. It is normal for these natural, organic herbs to vary a bit in taste and texture over the months and years. That is because we don't overprocess them, just as Rene Caisse wished.
HEAR FROM ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS.
"Hi Gina, Letting you know that my Essiac Tea order arrived and I am now finishing my first week of my recently brewed batch. The quality is really wonderful, and so far seems to be far superior to any other Essiac products on the market."
Orland Park, IL
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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!
It comes 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.