1922년 르네 케이스(Rene Caisse) 간호사는 가난하고 수술을 원치 않는 한 유방암 환자를 만납니다. 이 환자는 1890년대에 만난 인도 노인이 허벌티(Herbal Tea)로 암을 완치 할 수 있다는 말을 기억하고 노인에게 허벌티 비법을 전수받아 암을 완치하고 약 30년 뒤에 케이스 간호사에게 이 비법을 전수합니다. 이 허벌티를 케이스 간호사는 이미 손 쓸 수 없는 지경에 다다른 간암에 걸린 자신의 노모에게 주었고 그 후 암에서 완치해 18년을 더 살았습니다.
이 후 케이스 간호사는 노인이 전해준 비법을 개선하려 노력 하였고 얼마 뒤 사용된 여러가지의 약초를 다음 네가지로 줄여 새로운 포뮬라를 개발해내고 이 포뮬라를 자신의 성을 거꾸로 한 Essiac, 에시악으로 칭했습니다.
- 우엉 뿌리 (Burdock Root): 오랫동안 이 약초는 피를 맑게 해주고 체내의 독소를 제거해 주는 효능으로 많은 조명을 받아왔습니다. 뿐만 아니라 방광, 콩팥 그리고 간 기능을 향상 시켜 신장 결석 생성을 억제합니다.
- 애기수영 (Sheep Sorrel): 케이스 포뮬라의 주 재료로 전이된 암의 퇴행과 종양의 크기를 줄여주는 효능을 갖고 있습니다. 케이스 간호사는 더 나아가 이 약초는 에시악 포뮬라에 없어서는 안될 중요한 재료라고 하였습니다. (하지만 여러 모조품들의 포뮬라는 이 약초를 포함시키지 않아 항암작용이 없거나 극도로 적습니다)
- 슬리퍼리 엘름 (Slippery Elm): 진정과 치료의 효능을 띄고 있습니다. 뿐만 아니라 편도선 염증, 설사, 요도 관련 질환 등 염증을 줄이는 효과 역시 있는 이 약초는 약 뿐만 아니라 음식으로도 여겨지고 있습니다.
- 터키산 대황 (Turkey Rhubarb): 이 약초는 종양 생성을 억제해 주는 기능을 갖고 있습니다. 특히나 염증을 줄여주고 항균작용을 하는 이 약초는 변비에 쓰이기도 합니다.
에시악의 효능은 여러 연구결과에서도 입증되었습니다. 특히 미국 존 케네디 대통령의 주치의로 지낸 찰스 브러쉬 박사(Dr. Charles Brusch)는 10년의 연구 끝에 에시악의 항암 작용을 확인하고 발표하였습니다.
잘 알려져 있는 항암 작용 뿐만 아니라 에시악은 면역력 강화와 체내 디톡스에도 특출난 효능을 보이고 있습니다. 실제로 에시악을 자주 복용하는 사람들은 감기, 독감 횟수가 적으며 건강해지는 느낌을 받는다고 일반적으로 보고하고 있습니다.
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On a fateful day in 1922 Canadian nurse Rene Caisse happened to notice some scar tissue on the breast of an elderly English woman. The woman said that doctors had diagnosed her with breast cancer years before. However, the woman didn’t want to risk surgery nor did she have the money for it.
The English woman had met an old Indian medicine man in the 1890s who told her that he could cure her cancer with an herbal tea. The woman took the medicine man’s advice, and consequently she was still alive nearly thirty years later to pass on this herbal remedy to Nurse Caisse.
In 1924 she decided to test the tea on her aunt who had cancer of the stomach and was given about six months to live. Her aunt lived for another 21 years, cancer free.
Rene Caisse (pronounced “Reen Case”) later gave the tea to her 72-year old mother who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the liver, with only days to live. Her mother recovered and lived without cancer for another 18 years.
In the ensuing years Nurse Caisse refined and perfected the original “medicine man’s” formula. She tested various herbal combinations on laboratory mice and on human cancer patients. She eventually reduced the tea to four: burdock root, sheep sorrel (whole herb including the roots), slippery elm and Turkey rhubarb. She called the formula Essiac, which is her surname spelled backwards.
Initially, Rene was not aware of the control that the medical/pharmaceutical establishment had over governments. After the petition was delivered to the National Health and Welfare Department, she was continually threatened with arrest until she finally withdrew from public view. Unlike Nurse Caisse, the medical establishment was more interested in making money than in helping people. Essiac was cheap. It could cut into the lucrative profits from radiation, chemotherapy and surgery–treatments that often do more harm than good. Essiac is non-toxic. Rene said, “Chemotherapy should be a criminal offense.”
The story of Rene Caisse’s struggle to make Essiac an official cancer treatment was told by Dr. Gary Glum in his book CALLING OF AN ANGEL: ESSIAC, NATURE’S CURE FOR CANCER. In a telephone conversation Dr. Glum stated that people who take Essiac on a regular, preventive basis do not get cancer. Dr. Glum interviewed JFK’s personal physician, Dr. Charles Brusch, who stated: “I know Essiac has curing potential. It can lessen the condition of the individual, control it, and it can cure it.” [CALLING OF AN ANGEL, p. 168.]
Dr. Ralph Moss was appointed to the Cancer Advisory Panel that evaluates alternative cancer therapies for the government. On his web site and in his book CANCER THERAPY, Dr. Moss points out that each of the herbs in Essiac has been scientifically shown to contain anticancer substances. In his “Cancer Chronicles” [www.ralphmoss.com/essiac], Dr. Moss notes Essiac’s rising popularity by comparing Essiac’s low cost to a $150,000 bone marrow transplant.
BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa)
For centuries burdock root has been regarded as an effective blood purifier that neutralizes and eliminates poisons from the body. Burdock contains a volatile oil–especially in the seeds–that is eliminated through the sweat glands, taking toxins with it and alleviating skin problems. Burdock contains niacin, which is known to eliminate poisons from the body, including radiation. Burdock also supports the bladder, kidney and liver and has been said to dissolve kidney stones. It also contains an abundance of minerals, particularly iron. Studies have shown anti-tumor activity in burdock. Japanese scientists have isolated an antimutagenic property in burdock, which they call the “B factor”. The Japanese grow burdock root for food as well as medicine. A memorandum from the World Health Organization revealed that burdock was active against HIV. Extracts of burdock seed have demonstrated potent anti-cancer action against leukemia [HERBAL MEDICINE, HEALING & CANCER by Donald Yance]. Burdock is also a component in the Hoxsey herbal cancer treatment.
SHEEP SORREL (Rumex acetosella)
Rene Caisse isolated sheep sorrel as the main Essiac herb that caused regression of metastasized cancer and reduction of tumors. She used the whole herb including sheep sorrel roots. In fact, she stated that sheep sorrel roots are a necessary part of the formula. In spite of this fact, nearly all Essiac suppliers do not include the roots.
Dr. Ralph Moss points out that sheep sorrel contains aloe emodin, a natural substance that shows significant anti-leukemic activity. Sheep sorrel contains antioxidants, is diuretic and has been used to check hemorrhages. Sheep sorrel is a traditional food of native cultures and is still served in fine restaurants along with other sorrels.
SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus rubra/fulva)
The inner bark of the slippery elm tree is well-known for its soothing and healing properties. It reduces inflammations such as sore throat, diarrhea and urinary problems. It has been regarded as both a food and medicine. Dr. Moss noted that “slippery elm contains beta-sitosterol and a polysaccharide, both of which have shown [anti-cancer] activity.” [CANCER THERAPY, p. 147]
TURKEY RHUBARB ROOT (Rheum palmatum tanguticum)
Turkey Rhubarb has been shown to have anti-tumor activity. It is diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and has been used extensively to relieve constipation. It is medicinally more potent than garden rhubarb root and is more palatable.
ESSIAC–MORE THAN JUST A CANCER TREATMENT
Dr. Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin became interested in Essiac and even offered Nurse Caisse research facilities to test it. According to Rene, Dr. Banting stated that “Essiac must actuate the pancreatic gland into normal functioning”. Even today diabetics are using Essiac to improve their condition and many have gone off insulin entirely. (For more information on diabetes and Essiac read the Dr. Marijah McCain Interview.)
Essiac has become widely known for its remarkable ability to boost the immune system and detoxify the body. Many people who drink Essiac tea regularly report feeling healthier with less incidence of colds and flu. Burdock, for example, has a well-established reputation for detoxification and support of the liver and organs of elimination.