What is Authentic Essiac?

It’s crucial that you obtain authentic essiac to get the full benefits you may experience using the tea. While the four herb formulas that you might have heard about most likely do have some effect, Nurse Rene Caisse and Dr. Charles Brusch ultimately found the eight herb formula to be most effective.

It is important to distinguish between "original" and "authentic" to understand how to choose the best essiac. As with almost everything in life, original versions of formulas, herbal or otherwise, aren't always the best. In fact, it's unusual to find that the first version of anything is the best! Often, when a new product is “discovered”, it is researched and experimented with, and then tested over and over again for results. With time (and usually some tweaking), the effectiveness of most products, including herbal remedies, tends to improve.

What is “Authentic”?

An "authentic" product is one that is 100% what it says it is on the label, and that is of the highest quality. Our authentic essiac formula is the one that is proven to be most effective when it's taken by mouth as a tea. We guarantee that it contains every ingredient listed on the label, and that these herbs are top-quality and fresh.

Where Did Essiac Come From?

It is thought that essiac was initially used by Native Americans for the purpose of treating sicknesses at a time when there was little or no cancer. It is intriguing to note that this original essiac blend was not actually created with the goal of treating cancer in mind.

Many years ago, while Rene Caisse was working as a nurse in a Canadian hospital, one of her patients gave her some of this Native American herbal blend and told Caisse that she was using it to treat her breast cancer. Rene Caisse was astounded to learn that the woman's cancer had been halted! However, this primitive version of essiac was not effective in every case; in fact, many patients died in spite of being treated with the essiac. In all fairness, many of these people had nowhere else to turn at that point, treatment-wise.

How Did Essiac Develop?

After many years of research, Nurse Caisse, along with interested doctors she knew, developed a version of the authentic essiac formula that was to be injected into the patient. This treatment by injection turned out to yield more consistent results in the patients. (All of this information has been documented in a hand-written oath by Rene Caisse as well as signed papers by staff physicians.)

Rene Caisse attempted to get a permit from the Canadian Ministry of Health to allow health providers throughout Canada to inject her authentic essiac formula, but she was never successful in this attempt. Around this same time, Dr. Charles Brusch's older brother had heard about Caisse's work, and decided to research the information on his own. However, he was also unsuccessful in convincing the Canadian Government to officially recognize Rene’s essiac formula.

Introducing Dr. Charles A. Brusch

One of the formulas being tested was a four herb version meant to be injected through the skin. This four herb formula was never meant to be consumed orally. In 1959, Rene Caisse decided to take further action to seek approval for her remedy. Since physicians weren't permitted to inject this essiac formula without government approval, she was concerned that her valuable formula may be lost forever. Dr. Brusch invited Rene Caisse to his Brusch Medical Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in an attempt to work together and develop an oral formula which had the same effectiveness as the injection. There were fewer government rules and regulations surrounding a formula made to drink as opposed to an injection administered by shot. Not only that, but it was obvious that the Ojibwe people of the past had never injected their eight-herb formula; they had simply brewed it and consumed it by mouth.

Resperin Gets The Formula

In 1977, after repeatedly refusing to share her formula with anyone over the years, and under immense pressure, Rene Caisse signed over a four herb formula to Resperin Corp. of Canada under the stipulation that Resperin complete rigorous clinical tests on the essiac. Her agreement granted permission to Resperin for the use of essiac in research only, and specified that if the Company did not complete the required tests, Dr. Charles Brusch would then have complete ownership of the formula (because Dr. Brusch and Caisse had performed clinical tests on essiac together in the 1960's). As it happened, Resperin breached their contract with Nurse Caisse by never completing the tests, but they still held on to the formula.

What Finally Happened

After further research by Brusch and Caisse, an oral essiac formula was developed which contained eight herbs, including the original four herbs from the old formula that was designed to be injected. Exclusive rights to the authentic essiac eight herb formula were left to Dr. Brusch in 1977 (a year prior to Rene Caisse's death), though some accounts state the year as 1978. This formula was deemed by both parties to be the most effective formula to date.

The eight herb formula Rene Caisse shared with Dr. Charles Brusch consisted of: burdock root, blessed thistle, kelp, red clover blossom, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, Turkish rhubarb root, and watercress. Dr. Brusch performed eight years of clinical research on the “new” oral form of essiac. He even dosed himself with it, when he fell ill with cancer. Brusch later confidently made the claim that this eight herb essiac alone cured his cancer.

During several clinical trials held at the Brusch Medical Research Center, Brusch and Caisse tried essiac capsules, tablets, and tinctures, among other methods. Over and over, they found that the method of administering treatment which resulted in the most potent and effective formula was to leave the herb residue in the liquid after brewing, creating what we now call authentic Essiac Tea.

End Up With The Best.

Nurse Rene Caisse died in 1978, and Dr. Brusch died in 1993. Their authentic essiac formula, however, lives on.

We firmly believe that the eight herb formula which was found to be best in the Brusch clinical trials is the most effective form of essiac tea available today. We recommend drinking it just as it was taken in these studies: in brewed tea form (avoid using pills, capsules, or pre-made tea bags), unstrained, and taken on a completely empty stomach.

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