Flor-Essence

Flor-Essence

A tea containing anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immunostimulatory chemicals. It is not approved as a treatment for cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Flor-Essence (flōrˑ-esˈ·sns),

n a proprietary herbal mixture, marketed as a tea for assisting in cancer and with other health concerns. The herbs have antiinflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and immunostimulant properties. Contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women. See also essiac.
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Essiac contains a mixture of four herbs: burdock root (Arctium lappa), sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), slippery elm (Ulmus rubra), and turkey rhubarb (Rheum officinale), but the precise proportions are uncertain and it is not known whether the product marketed today as Essiac or related products such as Flor-Essence replicate the original formulation.
A study conducted by the University of British Columbia in Canada found that Flor-Essence tea destroyed 14 times more free radicals than did Vitamin C.
The Flor-Essence tea formula has its genus in the acclaimed work of Rene Caisse, a Canadian nurse who treated thousands of cancer patients during the 1930s and '40s with an herbal tea remedy discovered in use by Ontario's Ojibway Indian tribe in 1892.
David Wikenheiser, an expert in biological age analysis, says results of a thirty-day trial showed daily consumption of four ounces of the eight- herb tea formula known as Flor-Essence, reduced the biological age of volunteers in a fifteen-person test group by an average of 5.
The individual herbs used in the Flor-Essence formula are Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrell, Slippery Elm Bark, Turkish Rhubarb, Red Clover Herb, Blessed Thistle, Kelp and Watercress.