A multiple choice answer! The Blue Moon Herbs Deluxe Essiac Tea Sampler Pack
- One 10g packet Classic 4-Herb Essiac, Sheep sorrel 25% roots
One 10g packet Essiac Gold - Classic 4-herb Essiac, Sheep sorrel 25% roots, with Goldenseal
One 10g packet Essiac with Red Clover - Classic 4-herb Essiac, Sheep sorrel 25% roots, with Red clover.
One 10g packet Essiac Extra - Classic 4-herb Essiac, Sheep sorrel 50% roots
- One 10g packet Essiac Topical Solution - overall content 63% Sheep sorrel roots
- 1 oz./30ml measuring cup
- 7 oz. Blue Moon Herbs Teacup
All the packets in the sampler pack (with the exception of Essiac Topical Solution herbs) contain Rene Caisse's classic 4-herb Essiac formula consisting of Burdock, Sheep sorrel (25% roots), Slippery elm and Turkey rhubarb. Essiac Gold includes Goldenseal and Essiac with Red Clover includes Red clover. Essiac Extra's Sheep sorrel is 50% roots.
10g makes one quart of decoction, which is stored in the refrigerator and added to hot water one or two oz. at a time to make a serving. The recommended dosage 1-2 fl oz. (30-60 ml) per day. A 10g packet will last one person 2+ weeks at the maximum dosage. A good rule of thumb is one person would typically go through about 20g of the dry herb mix per month. Rene Caisse stuck with the small doses, but did say that occasionally it was acceptable to take up to 4 oz. per day for short periods as called for.
The 4-herb Essiac was Rene Caisse's core formula from the late 1920s onward. However, odds are definitely in favor of her occasionally using some of the other herbs in the original 8-herb formula - Watercress, Red clover, Periwinkle and Goldthread - when they were available and/or she wanted the additional herb for a specific patient. She also substituted other herbs in when supplies were low. For example, she probably occasionally substituted Red clover or Watercress for Sheep sorrel.
Essiac Gold and Essiac with Red Clover are the formulae that Mali Klein determined were the most accurate representations of what Rene Caisse was doing, based on testimony from the 1939 Canadian Cancer Commission hearings and many other clues in the Essiac Archives collected and analyzed over time.
There are lots of ways one might choose to add other herbs or otherwise alter their 4-herb Essiac to customize it. At Blue Moon we stick only with what we know Rene Caisse was doing. Thus, we offer the two variations. The sampler comes in two sizes and is a small savings over buying the herbs separately. The herbs can be taken in any order but keep with the recommended dosage of 1-2 fl. oz. (30-60 ml per day total dosage.
Enjoy your Essiac! And your Essiac Gold! And your Essiac with Red Clover!
And We have just added another herb collection on March 14, 2021 that takes the Deluxe Sampler Pack even one step further: The Essiac Tea Combo Program Kit!