Essiac tea has many health benefits, including improving the digestive system, reducing cell mutation and strengthening the heart and immune system. It also has the potential to prevent the progression of cancer.
The synergistic interaction of four primary herbs — sheep sorrel, burdock root, turkey rhubarb root (or Indian rhubarb) and slippery elm bark — helps prevent cardiovascular disease, improve brain health and decrease the risk of age-related eye disease.
Essiac tea was originally formulated to purify the body and maintain balance between the body and spirit. Now its biochemical properties are used for their antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory effects and immune system support.