Sheep Sorrel Tea (Essiac Tea)

ESSIAC is a world renowned herbal tea formula originally formulated by a Canadian Ojibwa healer and popularised by Canadian nurse Rene M. Caisse (Essiac spelled backwards) in the 1920’s. The bio-active herbs in Essiac tea have been used independently in naturopathic medicine for hundreds of years to help normalise general body functions. Once praised for its benefits in cancer treatments it fell out of popularity after research dispelled any cancer treatment benefits. The tea however is coming back into fashion as a general body tonic.

  • Sheep Sorrel Tea (Essiac Tea) 250gm

    $33.00 (inc GST)

  • Sheep Sorrel Tea (Essiac Tea) 500gm

    $60.00 (inc GST)

Essiac tea’s fundamental actions are to detoxify the body, restore the immune system and re-establish energy levels. These actions are achieved primarily by cleansing the blood, enhancing elimination of the digestive and urinary systems and nourishing and repairing individual cells by enhancing their strength and integrity. Once these actions are achieved, the body is returned to a level where it is better equipped to defeat illnesses and diseases.


Listed below are some reported and observed benefits of Essiac tea in research performed by Dr. Charles Brusch at the Brusch Medical Research Centre. * Please note that these are Dr Brusch’s observed benefits only – these claims are not supported by proper clinical studies or scientific research/data.

  1. Prevents the buildup of excess fatty deposits in artery walls, heart, kidney and liver.
  2. Regulates cholesterol levels by transforming sugar and fat into energy.
  3. Destroys parasites in the digestive system and throughout the body.
  4.  Counter acts the effects of aluminum, lead and mercury poisoning.
  5. Strengthens and improves the functioning of muscles, organs and tissues.
  6. Makes bones, joints, ligaments, lungs, and membranes strong and flexible, and therefore less vulnerable to stress or stress injuries.
  7. Nourishes and stimulates the brain and nervous system.
  8. Promotes the absorption of fluids in the tissues.
  9. Removes toxic accumulations in the fat, lymph, bone marrow, bladder, and alimentary canals.
  10. Neutralizes acids, absorbs toxins in the bowel, and eliminates both.
  11. Clears the respiratory channels by dissolving and expelling mucus.
  12. Relieves the liver of its burden of detoxification by converting fatty toxins into water-soluble substances that can then be easily eliminated through the kidneys.
  13. Assists the liver to produce lecithin, which forms part of the myelin sheath, a white fatty material that encloses nerve fibers.
  14. Reduces heavy metal deposits in tissues (especially those surrounding the joints) to reduce inflammation and stiffness.
  15. Improves the functions of the pancreas and spleen by increasing the effectiveness of insulin.
  16. Purifies the blood.
  17. Increases red cell production and helps prevent them from rupturing.
  18.  Increases the body’s ability to utilize oxygen by raising the oxygen level in the tissue cells.
  19.  Maintains the balance between potassium and sodium within the body so that the fluid inside and outside each cell is regulated; in this way, cells are nourished with nutrients and are also cleansed properly.
  20. Converts calcium and potassium oxalates into a harmless form by making them solvent in the urine. Regulates the amount of oxalic acid delivered to the kidneys, thus reducing the risk of stone formation in the gall bladder, kidneys, or urinary tract.
  21. Helps protect against toxins entering the brain.
  22. Helps protect the body against radiation and X-rays.
  23. Relieves pain.
  24.  Speeds up wound healing by regenerating the damaged area.
  25. Increases the production of antibodies like lymphocytes and T-cells in the thymus gland, which is the defender of our immune system.
  26. Protects the cells against free radicals.
  27. Increases the appetite for healthful foods.
  28. Decreases sugar cravings due to better blood sugar control.
  29. Increases energy levels.
  30. Boosts mood and leads to an improved sense of well being.



BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium Lappa)

burdock root

Burdock contains high amounts of inulin and mucilage. Herbalists have used burdock as a liver tonic, diaphoretic and diuretic, blood purifier, gentle laxative, anti-pyretic, anti-microbial and for a variety of dermatological conditions.


slippery elm bark

Slippery elm contains large amounts of tannins and mucilages. Due to its high mucilage content, slippery elm bark has been traditionally used to treat irritations of the digestive system such as dyspepsia and irritation of the skin. It is used for a variety of conditions such as allergies, hypertension and osteoporosis. It has many of the qualities of salicylic acid, which is the basis for many Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) compounds.

SHEEP SORREL LEAVES (Rumex acetosella)

sheep sorrel

Sheep sorrel contains large amounts of tannins which are known to act as astringents. It is a detoxifying herb with diuretic, antibacterial and soothing properties.

TURKISH RHUBARB (Rheum palmatum)  

Turkish Rhubarb root

Rhubarb root is a strong antioxidant and has been traditionally used to help cleanse the liver, stomach and blood. The root contains anthraquinones that help eliminate toxins in the digestive tract and tannins that act as astringents.


  1. Combine 45gm of the Essiac tea blend and 2 litres of water in a large saucepan and gently boil for 10-12 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir thoroughly, cover with lid and allow to stand for a minimum of 4 hours up to 12 hours. The longer it steeps the higher the potency.
  3. Reheat the mixture (but do not boil). Add 200ml of distilled water to replace water lost through evaporation.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool while covered.
  5. Strain the Essiac tea through a fine strainer into clean containers.
  6. Store the Essiac tea in the refrigerator. The batch should last for 3-4 weeks. Discard immediately if mould develops.


Regular Dose:

Mix 15-30ml of Essiac tea with 15-30ml of boiled water, two times a day.

Take on an empty stomach

Stronger Dose:

Mix 60ml of Essiac tea with 60ml of boiled water, three times a day.

Take on an empty stomach

  • Essiac tea may be consumed warm or cold.
  • Essiac is a herbal tea and may be sweetened with honey or fruit or vegetable juice if desired.


  • It is important that all instructions are carefully followed.

PPC’s Essiac Tea uses specific plant species that are harvested at their peak times in order to enhance their potency. The herbal ingredients in PPC’s Essiac Tea are blended to exact ratios for maximum synergistic effect, according to Rene Caisse’s original formula. It is packed in a facility approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration).