The Truth About Essiac: Rene Caisse and her Herbal Cancer Treatment,
by Lanny Messinger   
“Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”  Ezekiel 47:12.  

On a fateful day in 1922 Canadian nurse Rene Caisse happened to notice some scar
tissue on the breast of an elderly 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.  

As luck would have it, she had met an old Indian medicine man 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.

About a year later, Rene Caisse was walking beside a retired doctor who pointed to a
common weed and stated:  "Nurse Caisse, if people would use this weed there would be
little cancer in the world."  Rene later stated:  "He told me the name of the plant.  It was
one of the herbs my patient named as an ingredient of the Indian medicine man's tea!"  
The "weed" was sheep sorrel.  

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 herbs:  burdock root, sheep
sorrel, slippery elm and turkey rhubarb.  She called the formula Essiac, which is her
surname spelled backwards.

Rene Caisse devoted over fifty years of her life to treating thousands of cancer patients
with Essiac.  So effective were her free treatments that in 1938 her supporters gathered
55,000 signatures for a petition to present to the Ontario legislature to "authorise Rene
Caisse to practice medicine in the Province of Ontario in the treatment of cancer and
conditions therein".  Unfortunately, due to the machinations of the Canadian Medical
Association, the bill failed to pass by just three votes.  
© copyright March 2003 Lanny Messinger

About The Author

Lanny Messinger and Sovereigns' Health Freedom Network provide information on
health and freedom issues.  To read more articles regarding Essiac tea, please visit  
.  One of the purposes of the web site is to introduce
people to herbal medicine and to provide unbiased, accurate information regarding the
cancer herbs in the herbal remedy known as Essiac tea.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The
content on this website is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease.
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