The original Essiac mixture was formulated by a Canadian Ojibwa healer intended to purify the body and maintain balance between body and spirit. It is thus an important Native American herbal formula that partakes of bio-regional medicine as powerful North American herbs. As a blood purifying blend of the Elders it can be found to be validated as high in antioxidants .
An antioxidant is a substance that prevents the generation and actions of free radicals, which are harmful byproducts produced by the body during the breakdown of food for energy or when the body is exposed to environmental toxins, such as tobacco smoke, air pollution, or radiation.
Scavenging of free radicals by antioxidants is important because the chemical instability of free radicals leads to cellular damage, which can lead to cell death, or even worse, cell injury and DNA damage, which is then propagated through that mutated cell’s replications. This can lead to accelerated and abnormal growth, which are precursors to cancer. Well-known antioxidants include, but are definitely not limited to:
Burdock root (Rheum palmatum),
Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella),
Slippery elm bark (Ulmus fulva),
Turkey rhubarb (Rheum pamatum).
Laboratory experiments have shown that these individual ingredients possess several important biochemical properties, such as antioxidant, immunostimulant, and anti-inflammatory effects.*
*All the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.