Info: Your Choice of Liquid or Capsules
The Essiac formula is an immune system boosting herbal supplement, containing traditional medicinal herbs used by the Canadian Ojibwe. A nurse, Renee M. Caisse, was given the herbal combination by a patient, from which she developed an original formula using the herbs as a drinkable liquid. The Essiac traditional herbal medicine is available in either liquid or capsule form, in equal strength. You may find the Essiac Herbal Capsules are more convenient to take: ideal for use at work or while travelling.
The liquid Essiac formula was previously sold as "Extract Formula" and is now marketed as "Herbal Extract". This is the same product and formula with a new name.
Similarly, for the type newly marketed as "Essiac Herbal Capsules,” this is the SAME formula formerly marketed as "Essiac Vegetable Capsules" and as "Renemcaisse."
Medicinal Ingredients per 10 ml (2 tsp) of Liquid (NPN 80012914):
901.9 mg of Burdock (Arctium lappa) root of a liquid extract 1:11
179.4 mg of Sheep Sorrel, of a liquid extract 1:55.7
68.5 mg of Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva) bark of a liquid extract 1:146
30.7 mg of Indian Rhubarb (Rheum officinale) root of a liquid extract 1:326.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Purified water, alcohol and citric acid.
Medicinal Ingredients Per Capsule (NPN 80015598):
Burdock (Arctium lappa) P.E. 2, 5:1 or 360.76 mg = to 901.9 mg of root
Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) P.E. 2, 5:1 or 71.76 mg = to 179.4 mg of leaves
Slippery elm bark (Ulmus fulva) P.E. 2, 5:1 or 27.4 mg = to 68.5 mg of bark
Indian rhubarb (Rheum officinale) P.E. 2, 5:1 or 12.2 mg = 30.7 mg of root.
Non-medicinal ingredients: vegetable magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose (capsule).
Essiac Herbal Capsules are: gluten-free, non- irradiated, free of herbicides and pesticides, do not contain any animal products and are CGMP [Current Good Manufacturing Practices] compliant.
Capsules: Adult dosage: Take 2 to 4 capsules twice a day, either an hour before meals or 2 to 3 hours after. Or, take as recommended by a qualified healthcare professional. Consult a healthcare professional regarding long-term use.
Liquid: For adults, take 2 to 4 tsp (10 to 20 ml) twice daily, preferably one hour before or after meals. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications you take with your health care providers. One bottle will last 1 to 2 weeks if taken as suggested. Use within 2 weeks after opening.
Not to be taken by pregnant women or nursing mothers. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if allergic to plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family. Do not take this formula if you have: arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney stones, gastro intestinal disorders (including intestinal obstruction/appendicitis), Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you: are diabetic, are on oral medication, or if you have symptoms that are persisting or worsening.