Ojibwa Tea has a history dating back more than 100 years. Believed to have great healing powers, the formula was originally prepared by the Ojibwa Indians of Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. When an Ojibwa medicine man offered the herbal drink to a lady suffering from breast cancer, the cancer healing aspect was discovered. She drank the tea daily, and slowly her breast tumors diminished until, finally, they vanished altogether.

The non-toxic tea is a formula concocted of four Canadian grown herbs: Sheep Sorrel, Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark and Indian Turkey Rhubarb. All herbs grow abundantly in Ontario and must be mixed in the proper proportions and harvested correctly. Details of harvesting, handling and processing these herbs into the formula (also known as Essiac) has never been made public. Ojibwa Tea is currently being used throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia and Africa.

In 1922, Canadian nurse Rene Caisse discovered the herbal recipe and first used it in 1924 on her aunt, who was thought to be in the final stages of inoperable stomach cancer. After two months of drinking the tea, Rene's aunt recovered and lived another 20 years.

Rene began treating terminally ill cancer patients referred to her by doctors. She reportedly healed thousands from 1924-1940, accepting only voluntary donations for her services. The story of nurse Rene Caisse and her life's work with her Indian herbs is told in a book, "Calling of Angel" by Gary L. Glum and the "Essence of Essiac" by Sheila Snow.

Late president John Kennedy's personal physician, Dr. Charles A. Brusch, worked with nurse Rene Caisse from 1959 to 1962. He worked with thousands of cancer patients and, after ten years of research, came to the conclusion that Essiac is a cure for cancer, period. After making this statement, the federal government promptly issued a gag order and gave Brusch two choices: either keep quiet or be hauled off to military prison!

The tea has also been used to alleviate Aids. According to Dr. Glum, who worked with the Aids Project in Los Angeles, "The project sent 179 patients home to die." However, Dr. Glum was given five of these patients. He immediately took them off AZT and DDI, and prescribed the tea three times a day. They are exercising, eating three meals a day, and their weight is back to normal.

As people continue to seek alternative medical treatment, natural medicine seems to be gaining popularity. Ojibwa Tea has also been recognized by people suffering from many immune disorders such as arthritis, lyme disease, aids, herpes, etc. You don't have to wait until you are ill to start taking this tea. It works wonders as an immune booster and also has a preventive, not to mention, cleansing of the blood. In other words, Ojibwa Tea just might be worth a try. There have never been any proven side effects.

For more information, contact Sandy McKelvey, Herbs for Life, P.O. Box 40082, Sarasota, FL 34242, or phone (941) 349-2095 or (941) 377-7400, or FAX (941) 378-9915.

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