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Organic Essiac Tea

3.9 out of 5 (16)

Organic Essiac Tea

Item: SWF123

  • Features the original four-herb Ojibwe blend plus four more synergistic herbs

  • Each packet makes up to 36 ounces of tea

  • Certified organic

4-1 oz Pkts

Retail $22.99
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"I really noticed an immediate increase in energy and sense of well being with this formula. I have tried other essiac formulas and this is my favorite." ~product review by DougM

  • Features the original four-herb Ojibwe blend plus four more synergistic herbs

  • Each packet makes up to 36 ounces of tea

  • Certified organic

Customers rejoiced when we introduced the original Essiac Eight Herb Proprietary Blend softgels at a low Swanson® price in 2010. Now we're pleased to present the pure herbal blend for infusion in the original form, just as Rene Caisse herself would have provided. New Swanson Certified Organic Essiac packets make it easy to recreate Nurse Caisse's ultimate enhanced Ojibwe tea for yourself.

Certified Organic Essiac Eight Herb Proprietary Blend represents the final triumph in Nurse Caisse's legendary work. Developed in the 1960s with Dr. Charles Brush at his Cambridge, MA, laboratories, it features the original four-herb recipe passed on by Ojibwe healers, plus four more powerfully synergistic herbs. Each Certified Organic Essiac Eight Herb Proprietary Blend packet supplies enough to make 36 ounces of your own herbal infusion, making it easy to scale your use to your desire and experience all the benefits of this ancient tonic at the level you choose.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions


Supplement Facts

Serving Size 4 Tablespoons Prepared Tea (2 fl oz)

Servings Per Container 72 (For Maintenance Use); 48 (For Aggressive Use)

  Maintenance Amount Per Serving (% Daily Value) Aggressive Use Amount Per Serving (% Daily Value)
Essiac Proprietary Organic Herbal Complex [organic blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus) (upper stems, leaves, tops), organic burdock (Arctium lappa) (root), organic sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) (whole plant), organic red clover (Trifolium pratense) (stem and leaves), organic slippery elm (Ulmus rubra muhl) (inner bark), organic watercress (Nasturtium officinale) (whole plant), organic kelp (Ascophyllum nodosum) (whole plant), organic rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) (root)] 1.56 grams (*) 2.33 grams (*)

*Daily Value not established.

Preparation: Boil 4 1/2 cups (36 fl oz) of water in a stainless steel, glass or enamel pot. Do not use aluminum. Add one packet (1 oz) of Essiac Tea to boiling water and simmer for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to sit in the pot for 12 hours. Finally, stir and pour into a 1 quart glass container. Store in refrigerator for no longer than three weeks.

Suggested Use: Shake container prior to serving. As a dietary supplement, drink 4 tablespoons (2 fl oz) of prepared tea two times per day on an empty stomach. For aggressive use, drink 6 tablespoons (3 fl oz) three times per day on an empty stomach. Do not exceed 18 tablespoons (9 fl oz) per day.

WARNING: Do not take this product if you are pregnant or nursing or if you have or develop diarrhea, abdominal pain, or intestinal obstruction. Consult your healthcare provider before use if you are taking any prescription medications or if you have a medical condition, especially ulcers or kidney stones.

Certified Organic by QAI, San DIego, CA 92122.

Essiac Proprietary Eight Herb Formula is used under license from Herbal Balance for Life, Inc.

Shipping Weight

.36 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by not Sorry that I made this purchase - MUCH better product available and at a better price break. Swanson branded products are usually far better. May 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Essiac tea Essiac Tea has phenomenal health benefits. I take 4 ounces daily to maintain good health . As mentioned by another reviewer it is not a tasty tea . I would not recommend for someone looking for the taste but, for health benefits most definitely. April 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by one of the best This is one of the best formulas. I has organic sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) (whole plant). A lot of formulas don't include the root. Rene Caisse said the root is very important. I don't think you will be unhappy with this blend. I recommend it to everybody I know. I have looked all over amazon for something better and I come back to this. March 20, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Not Purchased For The Taste I have read a number of articles about the effectiveness of daily ingestion of Essiac Tea. My husband and I drink 1/4 cup of Essiac Tea twice per day for health benefits. Just keep in mind, this tea is NOT tasty. It is very strong and thick so don't purchase it for other than its health benefits. November 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Price Not only is this affordable for a form of Essiac tea----they added a lot more.Lots more. Compared it to a lot of other teas and other net companies---this was the best. We are more than happy. We give it to a dog. June 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Essiac Tea I do not like the way it is blended. I would rather have the original herbs to brew. It tastes worse than any other essiac tea I have tried. December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by So happy to have found this I am so happy to have found this tea. The tea has a very strong taste which indicates it is of the optimum strength. I feel so much better than when I was using other brands. I will continue to buy this brand and will never go back. December 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Horrible Taste Essiac Tea is a great product (search online for what it's used for), but this product, unfortunately, isn't so great. The taste is HORRIBLE. In fact, we had to return it for a refund. July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Same as original This is the perfect replacement for the original that is no longer produced. June 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I really noticed an immediate increase in energy and sense of well being with this formula. I have tried other essiac formulas and this is my favorite. May 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bitter taste The herbs were like powder and they seeped through the strainer. It was bitter tasting and gritty. Did not like it much. March 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bitter taste I'm a regular user of the original tea and have had good results using it. The powder is much lighter in color and ground very fine. (Maybe its the other herbs that are not in the original tea that gives it a lighter color#, the herb after brewing the tea is like a very fine silt #I would like to make tea not a cake) . I had better results with the original tea. Can't find the original tea any where local as a quick replacement. I'm going to switch to the pills for a while as I can't stand the taste of this tea. Hopefully Swansons will be able to get the original back in stock soon. March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great taste, great price I really like this tea. It tastes great and is easy to brew. It is great for detoxing. March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tea This tea is very good. It regulates my system and gives me energy. February 14, 2013
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