Should You Take Ojibwa Tea (Essiac)
By Sandy McKelvey
In 1922, Canadian nurse Rene Caisse met a woman with a noticeable scarred breast. The woman told her she had had cancer and gave Rene the formula for the Ojibwa Indian tea which had cured her. The tea consisted for four herbs: burdock root, sheep's sorrel, slippery elm and Indian rhubarb root. Rene didn't do anything with this formula until her aunt showed up with inoperable cancer. She then made a tea from the formula and gave it to her aunt who was completed cured. This so impressed Rene that she spent the rest of her life applying this miraculous cancer cure.
Conventional Medicine Has The Wrong Approach
There are thousands of patients who willingly admit to having been cured by Essiac Tea (Caisse spelled backwards). As you might expect, Rene was persecuted for close to 40 years. She was threatened with arrest a dozen times, yet doctors who had been referring patients to her always came to her rescue. She never took money for administrating the treatment, only donations, and she lived very modestly.
The resistance of Rene Caisse's approach is understandable. Conventional medicine has the notion that in order to treat cancer effectively, you must kill the cells. This "maximum purging" is the basis of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. We have had close to a hundred years of that, and the only result has been to assure the public that conventional medicine is a miserable failure, which is why cancer is the most dreaded disease in the modern world.
The active ingredients in Essiac tea have been used independently in naturopathic medicine for hundreds of years. They purify your blood and nourish individual cells, enhancing their strength and integrity. Whereas cancer therapies always weaken your body and its cellular resistance, Essiac tea functions in the opposite manner.
It is this departure from conventional cancer therapy that was the basis for the hostility generated towards Rene Caisse. Essiac tea does not cure cancer in everyone and she never labeled it as a cancer cure. It does relieve pain and improves your odds of overcoming the disease. There are hundreds of patients totally free of cancer who enthusiastically attribute their success to taking Essiac tea.
Ojibwa Tea (Essiac) Is Older Than Most Drugs You Know And It Works
Now think a minute. Essiac tea was give to Rene in 1927, and had probably been in use for hundreds of years before that. It is still in use. Can you name a drug that was discovered by conventional medicine a few hundred years ago and is still in use today? You see, human physiology does not change, yet modern medicine is more trendy with its therapies than fashion designers.
Rene protected Essiac from conventional medicine, which in my opinion and certainly in her opinion, would have destroyed it. She was clever enough not to allow mainstream physicians to "test" her remedy in ways that would "prove" it ineffective.
You don't need a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to understand that Essiac tea can work. Reasonable men don't ignore the obvious. As soon as you've seen a terminal cancer patient go into complete remission after drinking the brew, you say to yourself, "this stuff does something."
Ojibwa Tea (Essiac) Also Helps Diabetics
Essiac tea also seems to help diabetics. In effect, one patient who had diabetes was evaluated by Dr. Fred-erick Santing, one of the discoverers of insulin, and he said the tea seems to regenerate the ability of your pancreas to produce insulin. I have seen records of diabetic patients who were taking insulin and were able to stop completely after the use of this herbal formula. I find it hard to believe the formula had a "placebo effect" that caused the pancreas to start producing insulin again.
For more information on Ojibwa tea, contact: Sandy McKelvey at (941) 362-9255.
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