deciding to try anything you should know what effect it is likely
to have on you. Below you will find out what is contained in Essiac
and what benefit it has to you.
Sheep Sorrel (Rumex acetosella): Rich in vitamins, minerals
and trace elements, it nourishes the glandular system. Sheep Sorrel
contains silicon, a necessary element in nerves and the myelin
sheath that protects them.
Burdock Root (Arctium Root): Contains inulin (important
in the metabolism of carbohydrates), essential oils, vitamins
and a broad array of minerals. Its vitamin A and selenium help
eliminate free radicals. Considered to be a source of strength
Slippery Elm (Ulmus Vulva): North American species of tree,
the bark of which is traditionally used in folk medicine because
it contains large amounts of tannins and mucilage's. One of the
worlds best known herbal remedies, believed to dissolve
mucous deposits in tissue, glands and nerve channels. The inner
bark rich in Calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, K, feeds
and soothes organs, tissues and mucous membranes.
Indian Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum): A thick root, when harvested
is rich in iron and can be used both internally and externally.
In small amounts, this herb acts as a gentle laxative, and purges
the body especially the liver, of wastes and toxic matter.