In addition to its purported anticancer properties, Essiac Formula is also believed to enhance detoxification, boost immune function and reduce inflammation. Essiac Formula is made from a blend of herbs claimed to fight cancer, improve immunity, increase detoxification and decrease inflammation.
Essiac is a herbal tea mixture that has been used as a anticancer treatment. Essiac have been used to treat other health conditions also, including diabetes, AIDS, and gastrointestinal diseases. Essiac's formula contains 4 herbs: Burdock root, Slippery Elm Bark, Sheep Sorrel and Rhubarb.
Burdock root: This root contains compounds shown to promote blood circulation, improve skin texture and stabilize blood sugar. Relieve congestion of the lymphatic system. Removes toxins out the body. Fights kidney and bladder infections.
Slippery Elm: Revered for its medicinal properties, slippery elm is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and may aid in treating inflammatory bowel disease. Slippery Elm causes reflex stimulation of the nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract that produces mucus secretion.
Sheep Sorrel: Also known by its scientific name, Rumex acetosella, Sorrel is used for reducing sudden and ongoing pain and swelling (inflammation) of the nasal passages and respiratory tract, for treating bacterial infections along with conventional medicines, and for increasing urine flow (as a diuretic). Sheep sorrel has been shown to have potent antiviral properties in test-tube studies.
Indian rhubarb: Cleanses alimentary canal and the entire digestive .One recent animal study found that Indian rhubarb is high in antioxidants and may inhibit the growth of liver cancer cells in rats.