Can I take Essiac® tea with my medications?

Answer On One Hand: Insufficient EvidenceAccording to MedlinePlus, few large-scale clinical trials have investigated the exact effects of Essiac® tea--an herbal concoction containing burdock root, sheep ... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Can I take Essiac® tea with my medications

What is essiac tea?

Marketers have touted Essiac tea as a natural remedy that possesses certain properties to shrink cancerous tumors. Regardless of these claims, there has never been any evidence, as of March 2010, t... Read More »

Who should not take essiac tea?

Essiac tea is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. Also people with kidney disease should not use essiac. The tea contains oxalic acid which can contribute to the formation of kidney st... Read More »

What are the benefits of essiac?

Essiac teas and supplements were first created by Canadian nurse Rene Caisse, who based these herbal concoctions on traditional Ojibwa medicine. This patented complex includes the herbs burdock, sh... Read More »

How do I prepare essiac tea?

PreparationEssiac tea is usually consumed in small quantities--1/4 cup per serving--several times a day, so prepare several servings at one time. Pour 9 oz. of water into a small pot. Place the pot... Read More »