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Essiac Special Bulk - 3 1lb bags - 6 month supply

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Here are a few videos from satisfied customers, showing how easy it is to make the tea!



***We use the entire sheep sorrel plant, including the roots, in our formula! It's 20% root.***


Among other things, The eight herb formula Essiac Tea supports a healthy immune system and supports healthy blood sugar levels! It cleans up the body and helps it to do what it needs to do....better!




BREWING & STORING: Your brewed essiac tea must be refrigerated, since there are no additives or preservatives. Do not store brewed tea for more than two weeks, because the tea may spoil.



Store your tea in spring water gallon containers or glass bottles. Dark bottles are not necessary, as your refrigerator should be dark inside, therefore any exposure to light is neglible. Clean all containers thoroughly with hot water before using them to store your tea. A fresh batch of essiac tea should be prepared every 2 weeks.






The Famous 8 Herb Essiac Tea


Essiac Tea is famous because of it's effectiveness. It has been around for nearly 100 years and there is a rich history behind it (below). This herbal tea that you brew yourself in large batches and then store in your refrigerator for up to two weeks, is composed of eight herbs including blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, red clover, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, turkey rhubarb root, and watercress. Nurse Caisse developed several recipes during her lifetime including a less effective 4 herb remedy. By the time she passed away, she was solely using this 8 herb formula with her partner Dr. Charles Brusch, who the manufacturer of this recipe had a relationship with. This is the final formula settled on after all of the clinical trials were performed.


Four herb essiac was originally used with one of the herbs being injected with the other three being taken as a tea. The eight herb essiac (which is the formula Nurse Caisse thought was best at the time of her death) was designed to be most effective in fighting toxins in the body when taken orally as a tea. We have thousands of satisfied customers who are healthy and continue to take eight herb essiac at maintenance dose after their test results have returned to normal. They will attest to the efficacy of eight herb essiac and to the fact that they believe it is superior to four herb blends.


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Instructions on how to brew Essiac Tea:

Instructions for a 2-week supply of essiac tea using aggressive treatment dose OR maintenance dose.

Please note: Steps 1 and 2 will vary depending on which level of treatment dose you choose. Steps 3 thru 5 are the same regardless.

Typical Aggressive Treatment Dose: Brew a 1 to 2-week supply (Prepares 1 Gallon of concentrate, of which you will use to make your daily tea.) Aggressive treatment dose is 3-6 oz. of tea three times per day.

1. Bring 132 oz. (1 gallon plus 4 oz. to account for evaporation) of spring water or distilled water to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

2. Add 4 oz. of the essiac herbs. For accuracy, weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale (a very rough approximation of 4 oz. herbs--which weighs 113 grams--is 1 1/4 cups of herbs when using dry measurement cups. If you don't already own one, purchase a small inexpensive home kitchen scale as soon as possible).

Typical Maintenance Treatment Dose: Brew a 2-week Supply. Usual dose is 3 oz. of tea once a day. (Some people choose to take it twice a day for maintenance.) 

1. Boil 88 oz. of spring water or distilled water in a large pot. 2. Add 2.67 oz. of the essiac herbs blend. Please weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale to ensure you have the correct amount. A rough approximation if you have to use dry measurement cups is a rounded 1/2 cup.

To Brew Essiac Tea One Quart at a Time 1. Boil 36 oz. of spring water or distilled water in a large pot. 2. Add 1 oz. of the essiac herbs blend. Please weigh your herbs on a kitchen scale to ensure you have the correct amount. A rough approximation if you have to use dry measurement cups is 1/4 cup. Here are the rest of the instructions on how to brew essiac tea... (in any size batch):

(Steps 3-5 are the same regardless of the dose.)

3. Turn the heat down to medium and let the tea simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep a cover on the pan with just a bit of air exposed to reduce evaporation.

4. Turn the heat off, cover the pan completely, and leave the mixture sitting at room temperature for twelve hours.

5. The following day, stir the tea vigorously to disperse the remnants of the herbs throughout the mixture* and funnel it into a clean standard plastic spring water gallon container (or a glass bottle, if you prefer). Refrigerate. *Leave the herb particles in the tea--DO NOT strain the herbs. Because these are powdered herbs, you don't have to strain them out--the herbs are fine enough to be taken as you drink the tea. The herbs increase the efficacy level of the treatment. Do not try to brew essiac tea more than two weeks ahead: it will stay good for about 14 days, but after that you should make a fresh batch of tea. Shake the container well before pouring your dosages to disperse the herb particles throughout the tea. If you find it difficult to drink essiac straight, you may mix your essiac tea with fruit or vegetable juice. It's recommended to consume essiac tea cold. The most consistent results over the years with essiac come when the doses are taken on an empty stomach. This means to avoid eating two hours before and one hour after administering essiac. However, if you must eat and take essiac at the same time, that is much better than skipping your essiac dose entirely.

DOSING: How much essiac tea should I take? 

All doses should be taken on an empty stomach. Essiac was tested on people with an empty stomach, and this will ensure maximum absorption of your essiac tea dosage. This means you should avoid eating for 2 hours before and 1 hour after taking essiac for best results. Example: Eat breakfast at 7am. You can have essiac at 9am. You can have a snack at 10am. You can have essiac again at 12pm. You can have lunch at 1pm. Etc...

Aggressive Dose Most individuals choose to take the aggressive dose because they are drinking essiac tea in an attempt to improve their health. An aggressive regimen is required if you expect your health to improve dramatically. Recommended aggressive dose of essiac tea is 9 oz. per day of brewed tea, taken in three separate 3-oz. doses. You should commit to the aggressive dose for 6 months before you attempt to determine whether essiac is of benefit to you. Some people notice a benefit almost immediately, but it takes others up to 6 months to notice an effect. 


Aggressive PLUS Dose  Aggressive PLUS dose is 6 oz. of brewed tea taken three times per day. This dose is appropriate for anyone that needs the strongest possible dose, or anyone that is on chemo or radiation treatment. 


Maintenance/Preventive Dose  You might choose to take the maintenance dose if you are currently enjoying good health and simply wish to maintain your health. 
Recommended maintenance dose of essiac tea is 6 oz. per day, taken in two 3-oz. doses. Most people remain on the maintenance dose indefinitely. If a health problem develops they switch to the aggressive dose. 

 


This History Behind Essiac Tea:

 Do you know where this tea name came from? It's Caisse's last name spelled backwards!

There is a rich history behind the story of Essiac tea. It has been around for almost 100 years and there are several formulas (4 herb or 8 herb) out there. Nurse Caisse was given an herbal blend recipe that came from a woman who had gotten it 30 years prior from an Ojibway medicine man in 1892.  The recipe supposedly cured the woman of her breast cancer. Nurse Caisse began to treat terminally ill cancer patients with the formula in the mid-1920s. She began with her aunt, who had been diagnosed with stomach and liver cancer and was given just six months to live. Her aunt lived much longer than six months--she lived for twenty-one more years, with absolutely no recurrence of cancer.

Caisse and Dr. R.O. Fisher began experimenting with essiac in a "lab" in her mother's basement. After a group of eight doctors witnessed the miraculous recovery of a man under her care (at the doctors' request), those doctors sent a petition to Ottawa requesting that the government provide Caisse with facilities where she could administer her treatment. Sounds like a great idea, but someone didn't think so: Not only was the petition denied, but Caisse actually was close to being arrested for practicing medicine without a license! The only reason she escaped arrest is that she had provided free treatment.

In the late 1920's. Dr. W.C. Arnold and Caisse performed experiments on mice. The mice were injected with Rous Sarcoma, and then treated with essiac. The results? They lived fifty-two days, which was longer than any of the mice lived with any other treatment in the experiment.

Caisse decided to quit nursing in 1929. She began devoting all her time to essiac research in her apartment in Bracebridge, Ontario. She was remarkably successful treating terminally ill cancer patients--people who had basically been given up for dead by the medical establishment.

Caisse drifted in and out of the public spotlight over the next several decades. Her priority was to perform her work with cancer patients while trying to avoid public persecution. The authorities tried to have her arrested many times, but were not successful.

Caisse went to great lengths to protect her formula. She believed that it had the potential to be exploited by money-hungry marketers, or pushed under the rug by the medical community in favor of their own self-interests. She continuously refused to reveal the formula because she feared the motives of others. In 1977, Rene Caisse signed over a four-herb formula to Resperin Corp. of Canada, under the stipulation that Resperin completed clinical tests on the formula. The agreement dictated that if they did not complete these tests, Dr. Charles Brusch would have control of the formula (Dr. Brusch and Caisse had performed clinical tests on essiac together in the 1960's). It turns out that Resperin never completed the tests, but for some reason the formula continued to remain with them. Many companies today sell the four herb essiac formula and reference that the formula can be traced back to this Resperin agreement. However, Rene Caisse always believed in her eight herb formula and only relinquished a four herb formula under much pressure from outsiders.

The eight herb essiac formula varied slightly over the years from the original essiac that the woman received from the medicine man in 1892. In fact, there are some variations of the eight herb formula today. These changes happened as part of a natural testing process whereby patients were monitored and their results noted. In 1959, Rene Caisse went to the Brusch Medical Clinic in Cambridge, Mass. to join Dr. Charles Armao Brusch, MD. She became partners with Dr. Charles Brusch with the intent of forming the "Rene Caisse Cancer Research Foundation," a charitable foundation which would have the purpose of utilizing this treatment for cancer in humans. Rene was provided with three rooms for her use at the clinic and all her expenses were taken care of. Rene and Charles Brusch remained partners, co-developers and co-owners until her death in 1978 at the age of 91.

Dr. Brusch, a medical doctor of noted background, had developed an interest in other natural forms of healing, his objective always the 'well-being' of the patient. He had set up the first acupuncture clinic to collect research data, and it was operating in his medical clinic when Rene Caisse arrived in 1959. He was the first doctor in the Western hemisphere to initiate a plan similar to Medicare within his clinic for those without money for medical help. He was extremely interested in herbs and their power to heal, which he learned from a long-time friend, a master herbalist from Lathrop, Missouri.

The objective at Dr. Brusch's clinic was to prove the merits of this simple, non-toxic, herbal formula called eight herb essiac. The formula had been used with great success on so many terminally ill patients but Dr. Brusch wanted to do even better. They began their research on the eight herb essiac using oral treatment only. No other medication was used and the herbs were given on an empty stomach. In the hope of identifying the active ingredient, they experimented with variations of injectable solutions, each vial containing a different herb. This failed to isolate one single herb, proving that effective results are obtained synergisticlly though the unique combination of the eight herbs in the correct proportions.

Consequently they returned to using the eight herb essiac formula administered in an oral fashion. One version of this formula is called "FlorEssence" in the marketplace. A double blind study was done in which other herbal formulas were used, all of which proved to be inferior.

This closely guarded formula came directly from Dr. Brusch.

There have been no changes or compromises to the essiac tea formula over the years--you're simply getting the best organic essiac tea that money can buy.
Most of the other essiac companies have made change to their formula to improve the taste and texture--at the expense of effectiveness!
We provide you with powdered herbs, which is more expensive. But, the powdered herbs mean that you can ingest them and you get all the beneficial properties of the herbs. Ingesting the herbs is better than just drinking the juice, just like eating an orange is better than drinking the juice. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Essiac:

What can essiac do for me?
It appears that essiac tea's primary actions are to remove heavy metals, detoxify the body, restore energy levels, and rebuild the immune system, all act to restore the body to a level to where it is able to better defeat the illness using it's own resources. In other words, essiac rebuilds the immune system and improves the illness-defeating ability of the body so that the body can rid itself of the illness.

Will essiac cure cancer or other disease?
Essiac is not a drug and is not FDA approved as treatment. Essiac is not a cure for any disease. However, due to the beneficial properties of essiac tea listed above, many people who take essiac report an improvement in their immune system and increased well-being and health. Once such improvement in health and well-being occurs, the body becomes more capable of ridding itself of disease.

Can I take essiac along with radiation or chemotherapy?
Yes, in fact essiac tends to improve the quality of life for a person on chemo and/or radiation. However, because chemo and/or radiation can destroy the chemicals and compounds that allow essiac tea to do it's job, we recommend that you take 6 oz. of tea three times per day, rather than the regular aggressive dose of 3 oz. of tea three times per day. From our experience and experimentation, we've found that people on chemotherapy and radiation tend to have good results taking 6 oz. three times per day. However, some have remained on the classic 3 oz. three times per day and also had good results. Personally, when we have loved ones taking chemo and/or radiation, we recommend 6 oz. three times per day to be on the safe side. 

Does essiac tea interact with medications?
No, we are not aware of it interacting, though we still recommend that you ask your own doctor if you have any questions.


Can I take essiac with other alternative or traditional treatments?
Yes, and in many cases the treatments will complement each other, compounding the positive health effects. Essiac has also been known to help reduce negative side effects of traditional treatments such as nausea and vomiting. To our knowledge there is no treatment that makes essiac tea off-limits. You are advised to consult with your practitioner. If you are concerned, ease into your essiac tea usage gradually, taking 1/2 or 1/3 of the full dose at first.

How long do I have to wait to notice a benefit from taking essiac?
This is highly individualized. Some people notice an increased sense of health, well-being, and energy just days after starting essiac tea. Others find that it takes weeks or even months to notice a tangible benefit. Most people start noticing an improvement in their general health and well-being after couple of weeks taking essiac tea regularly. Essiac is most effective when taken consistently every day. We recommend taking essiac for at least 6 months if you would like to improve your health before you decide that essiac is not helping you.

How long do I continue taking essiac tea?
That is ultimately your personal decision. However, we recommend that you take the aggressive treatment dose, which is 3 oz. three times per day, until your test results return to normal and your health is completely restored. After you've reached optimal health, we recommend that you continue to take the maintenance dose of 3 oz. once per day. If your health problems should ever return, we recommend immediately increasing your dosage to the aggressive treatment dose until your test results and your health return to normal. We recommend shooting for 6 months of drinking the tea if you are restoring your health.

If I am healthy, can essiac tea hurt me? Can I take the aggressive treatment dose even if I am generally healthy?
Taking essiac tea will not hurt you.* On the contrary, it can act as a preventive aid against developing health problems in the future. We know many people who choose to take the aggressive treatment dose of 3 oz. three times per day for general health and daily detoxification. While it may not be necessary to take the aggressive dose as a healthy person, essiac can't hurt you, it can only help you. 

Can you take essiac while pregnant?
Yes. Though we still recommend consulting your physician.

Can you take essiac while breastfeeding?
Yes. Though we still recommend consulting your physician.

What is essiac tea typically used for?
The most common reason people begin taking essiac tea is to improve health or prevent health problems. Essiac helps the entire body detoxify which means people take it when they have a wide variety of health problems. 

Is there any way essiac tea can hurt me?
To the best of our knowledge, essiac tea cannot hurt you.* Always consult with your practitioner. The only problem we are aware of is that you might experience mild stomach/intestinal irritation and/or loose stools if you start immediately on the aggressive treatment dose of 3 oz. three times per day. This is a sign of detoxification and will not harm your body as long as you're able to tolerate any discomfort. If you are bothered by these symptoms, start with 1/2 to 1/3 of the recommended dose and ease your way into taking the full dose. 

I was told to stay away from red clover. What can I do?
You don't have to worry about the red clover. It's a very small percentage of the formula, and the essiac with red clover taken out will not be as effective. The combination of the eight herbs removes any problematic effects red clover alone might cause.

Is this available in capsules?
Essiac capsules do exist, but we are not convinced they are strong enough. The ones we have seen are the 4 herb formula, not the 8 herb. We don't sell or recommmend them.

Do you sell tea in bottles?
No. Brewing this tea takes just 10 minutes once every 2 weeks. Buying the tea in bottles makes this tea 100 times more expensive to use and includes the use of preservatives which we don't condone. It's just not worth it to buy the tea already brewed. 

I heard that...
There are so many essiac myths out there. Here are the common myths and misconceptions:

Myth #1:  Essiac tea needs to be stored in amber bottles. Truth:  Essiac tea is stored in your refrigerator, where it is dark! Therefore it doesn't matter whether essiac is stored in an amber bottle or a clear one.

Myth #2:  Essiac tea needs to be boiled twice. Truth:  Our essiac tea is formulated as according to Rene Caisse, and she created the formula so that it only needs to be boiled once.

Myth #3:  After brewing essiac, it's ok to strain the herbs. Truth:  The herbs themselves contain medicinal properties. It is similar to the idea of having orange juice or eating the whole orange. You'd miss out on some of the health benefits from only drinking the juice and never eating the entire fruit. This is why you should ingest the essiac herbs.

Myth #4: Essiac has 4 herbs. Truth: Eight herb essiac is actually the formula that Rene Caisse and Dr. Brusch found worked best in their research.

Myth #5:  Essiac must be stopped if you are receive chemo or radiation. Truth:  Essiac tends to help symptoms of chemo or radiation. It will not interfere with the outcome of those treatments. However, chemo and radiation can dilute the potency of essiac. Due to this, we suggest taking 6 oz. of essiac each dose rather than 3 oz. while undergoing these treatments.

Myth #6:  You should take a break from essiac from time to time. Truth:  There is no scientific reason to take a break from a natural product like this. However, if you are pleased with the state of your health and desire no further improvements, switch to the maintenance dose rather than the aggressive dose.

Myth #7:  If you only have a small health problem (such as mild headaches) you don't need to take the aggressive dose. Truth:  There are two levels of dose: maintenance and aggressive. The maintenance dose is for people who wish to maintain their health (Maintain='stay the same.') The aggressive dose is for everyone else.

Do you have testimonials?

Though we have many, we are not allowed to post them due to it creating a link between this tea and disease states, which the FDA says is making claims. This tea is recommended by HSI, the Health Sciences Institute. 

Regarding Eight Herb Essiac


Which herbs are in eight herb essiac?
Eight herb essiac includes: blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, red clover, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, turkey rhubarb root, and watercress. We use the specific form of each herb as suggested by Rene Caisse & Dr. Charles Brusch. This was their final formula after all of the clinical trials. The herbs, while having benefits of their own, may have a synergistic effect when all taken together in a specific ratio, meaning that they are more powerful when taken together than when taken alone.

Why would I choose eight herb essiac instead of four herb essiac?
We believe that four herb essiac is not as powerful as eight herb essiac. Four herb essiac was originally used with one of the herbs being injected with the other three being taken as a tea. The current-day eight herb essiac was designed to be most effective in fighting toxins in the body when taken orally as a tea. We have thousands of satisfied customers who are healthy and continue to take eight herb essiac at maintenance dose after their test results have returned to normal. They will attest to the efficacy of eight herb essiac and to the fact that they believe it is superior to four herb blends. 

The first documentation of use of the essiac formula can be traced to Caisse. As the story goes, she learned of the treatment from a woman in the early 1920's. This particular woman had been treated with essiac for her breast cancer by an Ojibway medicine man thirty years prior. This woman told Caisse about how her tumor had been eliminated by the formula, and Rene Caisse asked the woman for the formula. Rene Caisse called the formula "essiac." Do you know where this name came from?

It's Caisse's last name spelled backwards!

Caisse began to treat terminally ill cancer patients with the formula in the mid-1920s. She began with her aunt, who had been diagnosed with stomach and liver cancer and was given just six months to live. Her aunt lived much longer than six months--she lived for twenty-one more years, with absolutely no recurrence of cancer. 

Caisse and Dr. R.O. Fisher began experimenting with essiac in a "lab" in her mother's basement. After a group of eight doctors witnessed the miraculous recovery of a man under her care (at the doctors' request), those doctors sent a petition to Ottawa requesting that the government provide Caisse with facilities where she could administer her treatment. Sounds like a great idea, but someone didn't think so: Not only was the petition denied, but Caisse actually was close to being arrested for practicing medicine without a license! The only reason she escaped arrest is that she had provided free treatment.

In the late 1920's. Dr. W.C. Arnold and Caisse performed experiments on mice. The mice were injected with Rous Sarcoma, and then treated with essiac. The results? They lived fifty-two days, which was longer than any of the mice lived with any other treatment in the experiment.

Caisse decided to quit nursing in 1929. She began devoting all her time to essiac research in her apartment in Bracebridge, Ontario. She was remarkably successful treating terminally ill cancer patients--people who had basically been given up for dead by the medical establishment.

Caisse drifted in and out of the public spotlight over the next several decades. Her priority was to perform her work with cancer patients while trying to avoid public persecution. The authorities tried to have her arrested many times, but were not successful.

Caisse went to great lengths to protect her formula. She believed that it had the potential to be exploited by money-hungry marketers, or pushed under the rug by the medical community in favor of their own self-interests. She continuously refused to reveal the formula because she feared the motives of others. In 1977, Rene Caisse signed over a four-herb formula to Resperin Corp. of Canada, under the stipulation that Resperin completed clinical tests on the formula. The agreement dictated that if they did not complete these tests, Dr. Charles Brusch would have control of the formula (Dr. Brusch and Caisse had performed clinical tests on essiac together in the 1960's). It turns out that Resperin never completed the tests, but for some reason the formula continued to remain with them. Many companies today sell the four herb essiac formula and reference that the formula can be traced back to this Resperin agreement. However, Rene Caisse always believed in her eight herb formula and only relinquished a four herb formula under much pressure from outsiders.

How does eight herb essiac taste?
Eight herb essiac has a slightly bitter taste. Some describe it as 'grassy' and it is somewhat like green tea in taste. The watercress is the main reason for the bitterness--four herb essiac doesn't contain watercress, which means that four herb essiac isn't as bitter. However, the evidence from clinical trials shows that eight herb essiac IS more effective so even though it is a little bit more bitter than four herb essiac, it's worth it to take the eight herb essiac. The bitter taste is a small price to pay for a more effective herbal remedy. Most people grow accustomed to the taste after a couple of weeks of taking essiac tea. Most people only take 3 oz. at a time, so for most it is not a problem to drink that small amount even if you don't enjoy the taste. Essiac tea isn't meant to be sipped and savored for pleasure. It is easiest to take if you drink it quickly and avoid breathing through your nose so that you don't taste the essiac. You may add fruit juice or vegetable juice if it makes drinking essiac tea more pleasant for you. You may also add stevia to your essiac. Essiac tea is designed to be taken cold, but you may drink it warm if that makes it easier for you to take it.

Can't I just use another brand that has a more mild taste?
A more mild taste means more mild results. In other words the tea isn't strong enough to do the job if the taste is different. We wouldn't recommend any tea that doesn't taste as strong as ours.

Regarding Our Powdered Herbs



Why do you use powdered herbs?
Powdered herbs make for a more potent brew. This is because there is more surface area on powdered herbs for the extracts to seep into the tea. Anything in powdered form mixes easier and more thoroughly (Kool-Aid comes as a powder, not a stick, for a reason!) Furthermore, powdered herbs are fine enough that they can remain in the tea and be consumed along with the tea. Because herbal medicine is not an exact science, we prefer that you consume the herb particles in addition to the tea, as they might contain beneficial compounds. This is a similar argument to those who tell you to eat the whole fruit versus drinking the juice or taking a vitamin. By consuming the herbs along with the tea, you won't miss out on any of the important chemical compounds that are part of whole foods.

Are your herbs organic?
Yes, all of our herbs are certified organic.

Are your herbs irradiated? Do they contain chemicals or pesticides?
All of our herbs are non-irradiated, and chemical and pesticide-free.

Are your herbs fresh?
Yes! Our herbs are incredibly fresh because we sell thousands of pounds of essiac herbs a month. We turn over the majority of our herb inventory every 1-2 weeks. Many customers have commented on how fresh the herbs look and smell. If you purchase essiac from an outlet that sells more than one herbal formula, you're more likely to receive stale herbs. 

Where do your herbs come from?
All of our herbs are currently domestic herbs grown in the U.S. We believe that the source of our herbs provides the most reliable and consistent product at the best prices. All of our herbs come from California at the present time. 

I've read that you shouldn't purchase the essiac herbs already mixed, but that it is better to purchase the herbs individually and blend them yourself. Why?
The main reason this is suggested is because there is nothing stopping a company from giving you a cheaper formula that isn't really essiac in order to cut costs. They might include more of one herb that happens to be less expensive and less of an herb that is more expensive. One problem with that advice is, however, that the eight herb formula isn't public knowledge. Another problem is that herbs will cost you much more when you purchase them in small quantities individually rather than in huge bulk orders like we do.



Regarding Packaging, Preparation,
and Storage of Essiac Tea



What type of packaging will my essiac arrive in?
We send your fully blended herbs in a large clear poly-bag that is heat sealed. 

Why don't you recommend that we brew the tea twice like some companies do?
Most likely, companies that ask you to bring the tea to a boil twice are using regular (not powdered) herbs, and it's harder to get the medicinal extract out of large herb particles. We've tried both methods (brewing once and brewing twice) and had the same results from both brewing methods: so don't waste your time brewing these powdered herbs twice. To our knowledge, there is no additional benefit to brewing powdered herbs twice. Some people believe that you must bring liquids to a boil twice to kill any bacteria. We don't personally believe this, but if you do and you choose to bring your essiac to a boil a second time, it won't hurt the essiac--we just don't believe it is necessary. 

How should I store my essiac herbs?
Store the herbs in the packaging they arrived in. Keep them in a cool, dark place (not in the refrigerator, though--it's too cold). Unopened packets of herbs stay fresh for up to a year.

How should I store my essiac tea once I've brewed it?
Your brewed essiac tea must be refrigerated, since there are no additives or preservatives. Do not store brewed tea for more than two weeks, because the tea may spoil. Store your tea in spring water gallon containers or glass bottles. Dark bottles are not necessary, because your refrigerator is dark inside anyway (hence, negligible opportunity for the tea to experience light damage). Clean all containers thoroughly with hot water before using them to store your tea. Do not brew essiac tea more than two weeks ahead of time.

Regarding Your Essiac Tea Order



When can I expect to receive my order?
If you order with a credit card online or over the phone, your order ships from our warehouse usually within 2 days. If you have an extreme urgent need to receive your order more quickly please call your order in at 817-710-6918 and it can be arranged in most cases. Typically, expect your tea to arrive in 7-10 business days, although it often arrives in 3-5 business days FROM THE DATE WE SHIPPED YOUR ORDER. We guarantee it will arrive in 2 weeks time. 

Do you provide tracking numbers?
When you place your order, you have the option to set up an account with Flax Lignan Health. That will be beneficial to you because when you would like a tracking number, you can log into your account at FlaxLignanHealth.com to see it. You can request a tracking number also by sending an email to us at info@flaxlignanhealth.com. You may have to wait up to 24 hours for a response, so getting set up with a free account is more timely for you. Please note that for international orders there won't be frequent updates, but that doesn't mean your order is lost. That is normal. Updates will increase as the order gets closer to you. In general international orders can take 4-6 weeks to arrive to you if they get held up at customs. Please plan accordingly.

Do you include instructions with the orders?
Yes, we include dosing instructions, brewing instructions, and contact information should you need further product support. 

What are the shipping costs? Shipping more than one bag takes a medium flat rate box via USPS. This costs our company (including the handling fee by our shipping company) over $14. We take on $4 of that price for you when we charge the flat rate of $10.00 shipping. We know shipping costs keep going up but we don't want that to stop you from getting your Essiac. That extra $4 comes out of our profits. When you buy the 3 bag special for $99 and you get free shipping, we are taking the entire $14 from our profits, to keep shipping manageable for you.


Do you ship internationally? Yes! Go through checkout to see what countries we ship to and what the costs will be. The 3 bag special however, does not get the Free Shipping benefit for international orders, instead you will get a $9.99 discount with the HSI coupon code. We simply cannot afford to sell it and pay the International shipping rates.

Will the essiac be allowed into my country? What if my package is seized by customs?
Before ordering, please confirm with you country's regulating bodies that they will allow herbal tea into your country. You may want to tell them that the essiac herbal tea contains the eight herbs: blessed thistle, burdock root, kelp, red clover sheep sorrel, slippery elm bark, turkish rhubarb root, and watercress. However, we do not write these ingredients out on the customs slip. We simply write "herbal tea." We are not responsible for any orders that don't arrive to you because they are seized by Customs or other government organizations. Although we will never ship to a country that we know will refuse the essiac, we are not able to learn and keep up-to-date on the hundreds of countries that order from us. If your package is seized, you will not receive a refund, so purchase international orders at your own discretion. Customers are solely responsible for any fees or duties to receive our products into the destination country. The same terms and conditions that apply to our domestic orders apply to international returns. 

Do you ship to Australia?
Yes. We include a customs letter that has been allowing the tea to successfully be imported into the country.

How soon can I expect my shipment?
We ship Monday-Saturday but it does take up to 2 days to hit the warehouse. We use priority mail, so in the USA most orders take an additional 2-3 days. We guarantee domestic delivery withing 2 weeks just to be safe, but it rarely ever takes that long.  We ship almost all US orders via Priority Mail and after we've shipped it takes 2-3 business days on average. For international orders, speed varies widely but can be estimated on www.usps.com using the ship from zip code '80923.' It can take weeks in some cases for orders to clear customs. That is out of our control.




Do you offer customer support for ordering?
You can email us at info@flaxlignanhealth.com or call us at 1-817-710-6918) (you may have to leave a message). We always returns phone calls as promptly as we can, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. When we have been featured in articles (like Health Sciences Institute) we often get overwhelmed with calls for a period of time. Leave a message and a customer service rep will return your call as soon as possible. If the orders and calls are extremely high, we will switch over to a secure automated ordering system where you can leave your information for your order and it will be processed and you will be emailed a receipt.

Return Policy:

You may return unopened product for up to 30 days from date of purchase. You also may return any product that arrives in damaged condition. Please call customer service for a return authorization number and the return address. Call 817-710-6918.

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