Empty Stomach Rules for Essiac Tea - A Complete Guide

As you have probably seen on the Genuine Essiac tea labels, as well as in the brochure and on the website, you are allowed to have the following items during the empty stomach time:

  • unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice
  • stevia
  • black coffee or tea
  • lemon juice

It's not an exhaustive list, as there is only so much room to list words on printed material. However, the idea is to give you examples of the types of things that count as "empty stomach."

To add further clarification, I wanted to add to this list in a more complete way. Here are other things you can have at any time, whether it be along with Essiac, mixed with Essiac, or anytime during the fasting window before or after your Essiac. As a reminder, no food 2 hour before you take your Essiac, and no food 1 hour after you take your Essiac.


empty stomach rules for essiac tea

Here is a very comprehensive list of what you can have during the empty stomach time for beverages and sweeteners:

  • unlimited amounts of water
  • unsweetened fruit or vegetable juice
  • stevia
  • monk fruit
  • xylitol
  • black coffee
  • black tea
  • herbal tea
  • kombucha
  • lemon juice
  • lime juice
  • apple cider vinegar
  • honey (although it's challenging to have it mix with the cold Essiac, and Essiac should be taken cold)

Wondering why you need to take Essiac tea cold?

It's because you have already brewed the Essiac once. If you heat it a second time, you have essentially "cooked" it twice, and are at risk for overprocessing it. If you cannot drink cold liquids, you may allow it to warm to room temperature before consuming it.


Here is what else you can have or take during the empty stomach time:

  • any prescription medication, including those that say to take them on an empty stomach
  • any supplement that does not contain protein (so no amino acids and no protein powders)
  • any supplement that states it must be taken on an empty stomach


Hopefully this helps clear up some confusion.




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