Essiac and Flor Essence are herbal tea mixtures that are marketed as a treatment for those suffering with some form of cancer. Essiac and Flor Essence are often times considered a home remedy, naturopathic cure for cancer, homeopathic medicine, natural medicine, or herbal supplement that may be said to boost immunity and have some kind of anti-inflammatory properties.
The ingredients for Essiac and Flor Essence include: burdock root (arctium lappa L.), Indian rhubarb root (rheum palmatum L. (Turkish rhubarb), slippery elm (Ulmus fulva Michx.), sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella L.), blessed thistle (Cnicus benedictus L.), watercress (Nasurtium officinale R.Br.), red clover (Trifolium pretense L.), and kelp (Laminaria digitata).
Health Benefits of Essiac and Flor Essence
The Essiac and Flor Essence herbal tea mixture was first introduced as a product for fighting cancer in Canada during the early 20th century. Those that support the product have suggested that Essiac and Flor Essence detoxifies the body and in this way makes the immune system better equipped to combat cancer.
It has also been claimed that the herbal mixture possesses pain relief properties; promotes general health and well-being; and reduces the size of tumors. Some molecules that have antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, or immunostimulatory activity have been found in some of the herbs that are contained in Essiac and Flor Essence formulas, however, the scientific and medical data and studies for its use a treatment for cancer are inconclusive.
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