Essiac can be used for treating constipation, high blood pressure, lung fever, liver disorders, jaundice, ulcers and sores.
Essiac is a herbal formula. It is known to help treat cancers. But it is also can be used for detoxification, and for healing various ailments, such as constipation, high blood pressure, lung fever, liver disorders, jaundice, ulcers and sores.
Herbs in Essiac Formula
Essiac contains burdock root, the inner bark of slippery elm, sheep sorrel, and rhubarb root. These herbs have cooling, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects. They are often used in herbal remedies to cleanses internal heat and toxins, treats inflammation, cools blood and stops internal bleedings.
Burdock root is a cooling herb, according to Chinese traditional medicine texts, it cleanses excessive internal fire (inflammation), and can be used to dispel internal wind-heat, reduce swelling, dizziness, sore throat tooth pain, cough, diabetes, and ulcers. It cleanses excessive internal fire (inflammation).
Slippery elm is used by native Americans for healing boils, ulcers, burns, and skin inflammation. And it also has been used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for gastrointestinal symptoms including bloody diarrhea.
Sheep sorrel is also used in native American medicine as a diuretic and laxative to detoxify the body and treat chronic bowel problems.
Bhubarb root is a strong detoxifying, laxative and cooling herb. In both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, rhubarb root is used as a laxative to treat constipation. According to Chinese traditional medicine texts, rhubarb root has strong effects to cleanse toxins from body through intestines. It is used to reduce internal heat, cool blood, stop internal bleedings, relieve constipation and abdominal pain, treat jaundice, red eyes, sore throat, swelling, carbuncles, etc.
As we can see that, the main properties of the above four herbs are: cooling, laxative and detoxifying. The formula can reduce excessive internal fire, cleanse blood, relieve constipation and treat infections (ulcers and sores).