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Essiac Tea: Anyone Using It?
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9 September 2008 - 11:26 pm
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Hi, has anyone used Essiac Tea added to treatment or alone? I have read some good things about it but...thought that someone here may have some experiences with it.

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9 September 2008 - 11:45 pm
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Hi Gracie,

No, we haven't tried it. But here are some good links my Mom just found that can help us all learn more:

Essaic Tea for Dogs 

The History of Essaic

Essaic Tea in Alternative Medicine

 

 

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9 September 2008 - 11:57 pm
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Thanks again Jerry!!! Gracie sends a big sloppy kiss!!

gracie

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10 September 2008 - 12:15 am
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And my dad just discovered you can get Green Tea extract capsules on shop.com, and the liquid Essiac Tea supplement from VitaPal.

And this is what the nutritional store Kalyx had to say about Essiac Tea

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"Rene Caisse was a nurse who began using this herbal formula in 1922 to treat individuals with cancer. Essiac (Caisse spelled backwards) is an Ojibway Indian herbal formula. Caisse never claimed that it was a cure for cancer, but that it stimulates the body's own self-healing capabilities. She noticed that when it was taken prior to surgery, there was less danger of metastases and recurrence, as well as easier removal of the cancerous growths. Most patients experience overall improvement and less pain with the consistent use of Essiac. These four herbs (Burdock, Slippery Elm, Sheep Sorrel, and Turkey Rhubarb) each have significant therapeutic effects on the body. This formula helps to cleanse the blood, normalize the enzymes, promotes cellular repair, and aids effective assimilation and elimination."

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10 September 2008 - 9:44 pm
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Hi Gracie, my mom also read about the Essiac tea and went to the herb store and bought me some.  She gives it to me on my meal and so far it has done wonders for me.  Yep I admit that right now I am feeling kind of under the weather but we think it is mostly because of my arthritis.  Besides that I have lots of energy and I truly want to hop around but right now it is a bit hard for me.  My mom also gives me C0Q10 and it she feels that it helps too.  All my supplements and vitamins helped me recover from my surgery and my chemo sessions much faster and kept me in very good spirits and healthy.  As a matter of fact when I got my chest x-ray yesterday the vet was impressed how wonderful my lungs look for a girl my age (11 yrs young).  He said that besides my arthritis, I surely am a healthy dog.

Gracie here is another site that my mom checked out before getting the tea for me.

http://www.heal.....essiac.htm

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That's GREAT Kellie! Glad to hear that you are feeling good.Gracie is feeling pretty good too. Last night she really wanted to play. Her Dad & I are so happy that we have our "baby" back to her old self.  Do you get k9 Immunity?  Gracie is. I was hoping that between the Essiac & K9 there are no "bad" herbal interactions that could be toxic.  I will have to research or call K9 Immunity makers.  We brewed our first batch of tea tonight, But...I will be making sure that there are no interaction problems before giving it.  Gracie is also on chemo (carboplatin) She had her first dose a week ago tomorrow.  I took all grain out of her diet,  I cook all organic meats (a lot of chicken) & add fresh organic fruits & veggies (carrots, apples, spinach, zuccini).  Gracie also gets organic low fat cottage cheese with a high grade organic flax oil 3 times a day.  I think the tea might help her.  I am willing to do everything I can (as I'm sure all of us would).  I just don't want to mix anything that may be bad for her.  I guess a person could go crazy from all the info (both good & bad) that they will do everything & sometimes too much. 

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12 September 2008 - 9:31 am
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Hi everyone,

We could not find anything that states Essiac having bad interactions with other drugs & natural treatments. I did find one site that said there where no known interaction problems. So...we started the Essiac tea last night.  I drip it in Gracie's mouth & she drinks it up. Doesn't seem to mind. I give it to her on an empty stomach (2 hrs before & after eating).  She gets 1oz morning & 1oz at night.  I'll keep track of how she does so I can update anyone who is interested in this treatment.

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12 September 2008 - 2:02 pm
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For anyone who likes to dig in more ...

Unconventional Therapies for Cancer: Essiac

Mother Earth Herbs (scroll to the bottom half of this page for some research info)

Essiac / Flor*Essence from BC Cancer Agency

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13 September 2008 - 12:25 am
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Gracie said:

I’ll keep track of how she does so I can update anyone who is interested in this treatment.



Yes, please do, we are very interested in hearing about it.

Thanks for the links Genie, you are so sweet. 

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We just got the Essiac capsules today for Bellona.  We ordered the capsules on Amazon but if she does well on Essiac we will buy the ingredients and make them ourselves.  I will update more after Bellona has taken Essiac for a while. 

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20 February 2011 - 2:43 pm
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Just wondering if anyone has any opinions on the the Essiac tea / capsules….I have Riley taking the K-9 immunity 2'xs a day along with salmon oil, glucosamine, milk thistle etc.

We finally got the results came back friday (after 3 weeks) and confirmed medullary osteosarcoma…….

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When my mother was diagnoses with lung cancer in 1999 she started chemo and also drank Essiac Tea.  It tasted dreadful but she did it for us.  Her oncologist said he didn't think it would help but it wouldn't hurt either. Sadly, we lost her ten months later.  

Does that mean if I were to get cancer I wouldn't try it?  No.  Maybe it didn't help my mom but maybe it would help some people, and by some people I mean people and/or dogs.  There isn't anything in it that should be hurt but I would check with a canine oncologist just to be sure.  

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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hmm essiac for dogs. interesting.

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