Harry Hoxey's fomula
comes in a potassium iodide solution and contains the following herbs:
red clover, burdock root, stillingia root, barberry bark, chaparral,
licorice root, Cascara amarga, prickly
ash bark, and buckhorn bark.
Essiac tea is made from a blend of herbs. Legend has it that this blend
was passed down through the Ojibwa medicine men. In 1922, it landed
in the hands of an Ontario, Canada nurse named Rene Caisse. Although
Rene was not ill at the time, she asked for the formula in case she
might ever need it. Unfortunately and ironically, a member of her family
had been diagnosed with cancer and was given six months to live. Sensing
that she had "nothing to lose" Rene decided to test Essiac on her dying
aunt. The result: the woman went on to live another 21 years, eventually
dying of natural causes.
Inspired by Essiac's success with her aunt, Rene began to offer the
remedy's recipe to anyone who asked for it. Soon thereafter, Dr. Charles
Brusch (personal physician to former President John F. Kennedy) learned
of the successes of Essiac Tea and became a research partner with Rene.
The original formula apparently had eight herbs. The common blend today
contains Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Turkish Rhubarb Root, Red Clover,
Watercress, Blessed Thistle, Kelp and Slippery Elm bark.
Although no formal, clinical studies have been performed to support
the merits of Essiac Tea, many people have praised its effectiveness
for relief from ailments which include cancer, arthritis, circulatory
problems, urinary tract infections, prostate irregularities and asthma.
The manufacturers of Flor-Essense also produce a product called Can-ssiac.
Can-siac capsules contain; Sheep Sorrel, Red Clover blossom, Burdock
Root, american Ginseng, Pau d'Arco bark, Slippery Elm bark and Turkish
Flor-Essence is a mildly bitter flavored tea blend available in an already
prepared bottled solution claiming to be the same ingredients as the
original Essiac. Once opened, it must be refrigerated and used in 3
weeks. The ingredients of this brew is Water, Burdock Root, Sheep
Sorrel, Slippery Elm bark, watercress, Turkish Rhubarb Root, Kelp, Blessed
Thistle, and Red Clover blossom.
More about Flor-Essence
Essiak contains water, alcohol, Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery
Elm bark, Turkish Rhubarb Root.
Canaid, a Canadian produced herbal blend, contains water, Burdock Root,
Powdered Sheep Sorrel (Sour Grass), Turkish Rhubarb Root, Slippery Elm
MycoStat is a liquid blend of six mushrooms
(Reishi, Shitake, Maitake, "caterpillar fungus," Turkey Tail,
Shirokikurage) known in traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine for
their healing potential.
botanical agents (ACBA)
ACBA is a reformulation of Chinese hebs that is supposed to be more
potent than Hoxey or Essiac (says Dr. Block who developed it).
Green tea has been found to contain the flavonoid EGCg, a potent antioxidant.
Red, green and black tea have healthy effects and contain biochemical
compounds called polyphenols, which include flavonoids. Also found in
fruits and vegetables, flavonoids are antioxidants, which prevent the
cell damage thought to contribute to more than 50 diseases.
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Noni Juice is the aloe vera of the polynesian world.