Essica Tea was a invention by an Canadian nurse ( Rene M. Caisse), she used her last name backwards in order to name the tea formula. Still the most popular herbal mixture used for treating cancer in North America, Essiac’s efficacy against cancer can be explained in part by cancer fighting characteristics of herbs in the formula. Two chemicals in the herb rhudarb, emodin and rhein, may stop the growth of melanoma, breast cancer, and hepatic carcinoma. One of these chemicals, emodin, has been of conventional chemotherapies. It makes breast cancer cells, more sensitive to paclitaxel ( Taxol ), and makes certain types of lung cancer cells more sensitive to cisplatin (Plational ), and doxorubicin ( Adriamycin, Rubex ). A closely related chemical, aloe emodin, found in the herb sheep sorrel, has significant activity against lekemia cells. The herb burdoct root increases the rate at which estrogen is excreted into the stool, and the herb red clover blocks estrogen from stimulating breast cancer cells.
And as always ask your doctor before self medicate