I recive so many questions about our product ES Clear
that I thought it my be interesting to share a little background. ES Clear is made from the origial recipe for Essiac Tea.
In the early 1920s, Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse, questioned an elderly patient about her scarred but healed breast. She learned that several years earlier a Toronto physician had diagnosed a malignant tumor in the breast and recommended a mastectomy. Instead, the woman took an herbal tea prepared by an Indian neighbor of the Ojibwa or Chippewa tribe. Caisse asked for the formula, which she later modified and thus began her search for a cancer cure, which lasted until her death in 1978 at the age of 90.
She named her herbal remedy Essiac, which is her name spelled backward. The tea, which is said to have cured many patients of various cancers with no adverse side effect. Has been a various times praised, maligned, investigated, ignored, misrepresented and widely copied. Caisse experienced mostly disappointment and frustration from her contacts with the medical establishment and adulation from patients who recovered under her care.
Caisse kept her formula secret, for she feared that it were made public, exploiters would sell Essiac preparations that lacked the original's healing properties and she worried that the formula's simplicity would cause many to reject it out of hand.
In 1977 she was persuaded to give her formula to a Canadian corporation which had physicians on its board of directors and which planed to set up clinical trials that would prove its efficacy. Following approval from the Canadian government at a future date, the Resperin Corporation would market Essiac. Unfortunately, the corporation fell behind in its record keeping, so this goal was never reached.
Still, belief in Essiac remains alive because so many patients improve or recover, or if they die they do so with a clear mind, serene disposition and no need of painkillers.
Thank you to The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care
for this brief history.