Tea-ing Off Against Cancer
With Secret Blend of Herbs
By Sandy McKelvey



Simple native weeds, tree and forest herbs of the North American rainforest belt, in the form of an Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian herbal blend, has recently exploded into the cancer and AIDS therapy arena. The herb blend is marketed throughout the world under such names as Essiac, Ojibwa and Flora.

Ingredients are gathered and blended in slightly different formulas by various producers. Although the current blends vary, manufacturers agree that essiac could be the world’s most effective natural tool in controlling and eliminating many types of cancer as well as AIDS, diabetes, Lyme disease and arthritis.

Essiac is a compound of four basic herbs, each hailed for powerful therapeutic use on their own: Burdock root and seed — contains vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C and E, as well as zinc, PABA, sulphur, silicon, copper and iodine. Burdock is between 27 and 45 percent natural insulin and works with protein balance, glandular function, carbohydrate metabolism, joint calcification, liver and gallbladder function, as well as skin disorders. It is a blood purifier, helping the kidneys remove harmful acids.

Sheep sorrell leaves — a diuretic used to relieve fever, cleanse the urinary organs, strengthen a weak stomach and stop vomiting, as well as affecting blood disorders and skin eruptions.

Turkey rhubarb root — an astringent, tonic, stomachic and sperient that helps disorders of the colon, spleen and liver, relieves headaches, diarrhea, constipation and hemorrhoids, enhances gallbladder function, eliminates worms and promotes healing of duodenal ulcers. It has antibiotic properties, acts as a gentle laxative and has been used in almost all thyroid diseases.

Slippery elm bark — contains calcium, mucilage, phosphorus, poly-saccharides, starch, tannine and vitamins K and P. It has been used to soothe inflamed mucous membranes of the stomach and urinary tract, is good for diarrhea and neutralizes stomach acidity. It acts as a respiratory system therapy and helps the output of cortin hormone which assists in building up weak blood.

Some essiac formulas also include watercress, red clover, blessed thistle and kelp.

For more information, please contact Sandy Mc Kelvey, Herbs for Life, (941) 362-9255.

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