Learn All About the Herbs We Use to Make Genuine Essiac



Herb quality is of the utmost importance to us.

We choose the herbs we need for our Essiac formula based on which herb companies can offer us the highest quality organic herbs at the lowest price so that we can keep this tea affordable for everybody. All of our herbs undergo rigorous testing for quality control, safety and purity. We can provide Certificates of Analysis upon request. You can also see Nutrition Facts and Tests of Contaminants here.

Where We Source 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. We occasionally have to switch our suppliers due to availability.

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Find Out About Our Herb 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. 

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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! We prepare Essiac for our own family from every batch, meaning that we are just as invested as you are in keeping each and every batch of the utmost quality.

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. 


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Learn 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. Read more about why powdered herbs are superior when it comes to Essiac tea.


Powdered herbs are tiny enough that they can be consumed along with the tea - which is why you should never buy Essiac that comes in tea bags. Consuming the herbs along with the tea is most beneficial because you want to get the full plant into your body. 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, and we do not stray from her recommendations. More on that below!


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We Believe so Much in Eight Herb Essiac That We Refuse to Sell Four Herb Essiac

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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 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 or use additives and preservatives, just as Rene Caisse suggested.


What a Recent Customer Has to Say

"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."

Warren D.
Orland Park, IL


For more customer feedback, visit our Testimonials page.


Don't Hesitate! Order your own supply of Genuine Essiac Today

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! We also back your purchase with our Industry-Exclusive Results Guarantee.

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Order your own supply of Genuine Essiac Herbs today.

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.