The Essiac Circle of Friends
Essiac North West, BE WELL Inspirations and Humbleweed have all contributed their time and effort to the Essiac Circle of Friends, a natural society of like-minded people continuing traditional native herbal healing in the spirit of the Seven Fires Prophecy. The Essiac Circle of Friends is a cooperative effort to provide the highest quality Essiac tea herbs on the planet. It is not in itself a corporation or business but some of the people involved have started their own retail outlets to provide these high-quality herbs to the public [See ordering page]. We are the people who planted, grew, harvested and supplied these high-quality herbs to those in need. The Circle has evolved over several years with various people contributing to it and then moving on in the ever-changing ebb and flow of life.
We are currently modifying the website, organizing, planning, etc.
Due to the increasing demand for high-quality Essiac tea herbs, we are having to work extra hard to keep up with that demand. Unfortunately, high-quality, organically-grown sheep sorrel root is not generally available or easily found even on the internet. So we have been growing it ourselves on good, organic land. It is also very time-consuming to trim the roots from the upper sheep sorrel plant. However, we feel that it is important that people know how much sheep sorrel root is in each packet.
Due to the high cost of growing, harvesting, clipping, drying, etc, of sheep sorrel roots and the high cost of suitable, unpolluted, organic land it is a challenge to keep up with the demand. We are currently planning the expansion of our current growing operations through our land purchase project in order to meet future demand.
CLICK HERE to learn what Rene Caisse said about the importance of sheep sorrel roots.
What We Do
We are experienced herbalists who specialize in providing high-quality, pre-mixed Essiac tea herbs. We have been drinking, growing, harvesting, drying, mixing and selling Essiac tea herbs for more than a decade. We adhere strictly to the documented formula and recipe for Essiac tea that nurse Rene Caisse was using after more than fifty years of research. Rene Caisse specifically stated that sheep sorrel roots were essential to the Essiac tea formula.
We derive most of our information and documentation from Rene Caisse, Mary McPherson, Sheila Snow, Mali Klein and Dr. Gary Glum. Sheila Snow* & Mali Klein have collectively written several well-documented books on Rene Caisse and Essiac tea. These books were the first credible handbooks in the world that reveal how Rene Caisse used various herbal combinations to treat cancer and other ailments. However, today many people drink Essiac tea simply because it is a well-known, pleasant-tasting tea for maintaining good health. To learn more about Essiac tea, the best online source is HealthFreedom.info.
The sheep sorrel roots that we use as part of the Essiac formula are grown naturally without any pesticides, herbicides or artificial fertilizers in northern Idaho in mineral-rich soil that has never been farmed. The sheep sorrel leaf, burdock root and turkey rhubarb are certified organic. Slippery elm is certified organic and wildcrafted in the eastern US. Click here to see how we harvest sheep sorrel roots.
*Sheila Snow worked directly with Rene Caisse and both she and Mali Klein also worked extensively with Mary McPherson. Sheila spent 27 years compiling a priceless Essiac Archive collection of Rene Caisse's personal papers and correspondence, legal documents, the only existing clinic case records, many hours of tape recorded conversations, memorabilia and other documentation of Essiac history.
* IMPORTANT NOTICE: We do not sell nor are we associated with the trademarked (TM) or registered (R) "ESSIAC" products that are sold by other companies in Canada and the US. We only provide the herbs so that people can make Rene Caisse's tea in their own homes. Rene Caisse never registered, patented or trademarked "Essiac" which was simply her last name spelled backwards and was originally a native American herbal remedy for cancer. The word "Essiac" was in common usage in the 1930s, decades before anyone tried to corner the market by "registering" or "trademarking" the word "Essiac". Furthermore, we only use the "Essiac" formula which Rene Caisse's best friend, Mary McPherson, officially entered into the public domain in a sworn affidavit in 1994 in Bracebridge, Ontario. This formula uses Turkey rhubarb root which is much more pleasant tasting than the Indian rhubarb products on the market (which is why Rene Caisse switched to Turkey rhubarb in her final Essiac tea formula). The HealthFreedom.info website has posted Mary McPherson's "Essiac" formula affidavit here. That is the formula we use.
The information on this page and on this website is for historical and general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.
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