Essiac® & CAT’S CLAW


BURDOCK ROOT – Throughout history Burdock has become legendary as the best “blood purifier” known. The history, as found in herb books, of this herb indicates that it is also beneficial to the skin as well as stomach ulceration. The Japanese have isolated, from Burdock Root named the B factor, the substance they believe is responsible for the effect on tumors. Some people believe that malignant cells and tumors start out as a fungus. This herb has shown the ability to destroy both fungus and various types of bacteria in laboratory experiments. This herb has been used over time to help support healthy blood sugar levels. Inulin, a substance in the root, helps the pancreas to produce insulin, which may make this herb beneficial to diabetics. Burdock helps the body eliminate excess fluid assisting the kidneys, liver, and the overall digestive system. This herb is rich in the B and E vitamins also minerals which include potassium, phosphorus iron, magnesium, zinc, silicon, cobalt, and chromium. Burdock Root the main ingredient in the formula and Dr. Maclean considers it the most important.
SHEEP SORREL HERB – Unlike Burdock, the leaves, stem, flowers and seeds of this plant are used.

The arrowhead shaped leaves are rich in chlorophyll. Research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas has shown that chlorophyll aids the body’s immune system in fighting against certain carcinogens and helps strengthen the overall immune system. Because this herb contains as much as 40% iron compounds, it is also very effective as a blood purifier and excellent for the lymphatic system (years ago the immune system was called the lymphatic system). It may be proven to be effective in the war against chromosome damage which is considered by many to be a precursor to tumor growth. Sheep Sorrel is rich in Beta-carotene, Carotenoid compounds 8-12%. Also rich in Vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, and K. Also minerals which include calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, sulfur, and zinc.

According to Dr. Maclean, this herb is second only to burdock. This 100 foot long vine grows primarily in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. The Ashanica Indians of Peru have used this plant for many hundreds of years to treat a large variety of health problems. Medical and other scientific research have shown the effectiveness of this herb to help strengthen the immune system. The natives used the inner bark of the vine for less severe problems and the root for more serious health issues These indigenous people used between 2 and 20 grams per day in the form of a tea. Dr. Maclean’s research with independent laboratories has shown the root to be 3 to 4 times higher in alkaloids than the vine. And it is the vine that most companies are selling in the US and Europe. Much of the previous medical research was done using the root of the plant, not the vine. At this time, it is believed that the alkaloids in the plant are the items responsible for the healing properties, but this has yet to be proven by science. Dr. Maclean feels that there may be other several properties about the plant especially the root that may be responsible for the benefits medical science has shown.

SLIPPERY ELM BARK – The inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree is stripped. dried and ground into powder. This herb differs from the others because of its mucilage properties. When wet, it becomes slimy. History reports that the Indians in the U.S. and Canada would oftentimes survive hard winters when game was scarce by eating the inner bark of the Slippery Elm tree because it is known to have more nutritional value than oat meal. The mucilage property makes this herb superb for coating any area it touches. It protects membrane linings thus decreasing inflammation. Many texts have reported about its use easing ulceration as well as lubrication of the joints. As it moves through the digestive track, it attaches to toxins and moves them out of the body thereby helping cleanse the entire system.

TURKISH (INDIAN) RHUBARB ROOT – This ancient herb has been used in both the Orient, (specifically by the Chinese) for more than 2,000 years and in North America by the Indians. In 1987 a research team investigated 178 Chinese herbs for antibacterial activity against one of the major microorganisms in human intestinal flora. Only Rhubarb was found to have significant activity. Recent scientific findings show Rhubarb in small amounts as a cathartic (cause a laxative effect) due to the anthraquinones and anthraquinone sugar derivatives and in large amounts as an astringent (antidiuretic effect) due to the tannins. The opposite effects caused by this plant are simply due to the amount taken at any given time. Take a small amount and get one effect and take a large amount and get the opposite. One hospital studied three kinds of extracted Rhubarb used over 10 years. Employing a double blind method, patients in each of three groups showed an efficiency of over 90% in stopping their upper digestive tract bleeding. One problem with this herb is that it has a high level of oxalic acid, which may cause renal damage as a result of the formation of excessive calcium oxalate. Oxalates can cause the development of kidney stones and lead to kidney damage. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to add another herb to the formula to help offset the negative potential danger of Turkey Rhubarb Root.

WATERCRESS – Historically the Greeks and Romans thought this herb improved the brain and later in medieval Europe it was used for sword wounds. Early settlers used it to prevent scurvy, a spring tonic and as an appetite stimulant and the Indians adopted it as a food and used it to treat kidney and liver problems. Today the British eat Watercress sandwiches and use it instead of lettuce. Dr. Charles Brusch, Physician to the late President John F. Kennedy (fellow researcher with Nurse Rene Caisse the promoter of the original Essiac® formula), informed Dr. Maclean that Watercress should be added to the formula, in very specific amounts, to offset the negative effects of the oxalic acid from Turkish Rhubarb. Watercress is high in vitamin C, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are one of the items that help dissolve kidney stones. Watercress is rich in various mineral salts as well as vitamins C, A, B2, D, and E.
Dr. Charles Brusch told Dr. Maclean that although he and Nurse Caisse had added other herbs to the formula, these were all the herbs necessary to get the desired results. Following the old established herbalist philosophy, Dr. Maclean elected to use the fewest number of herbs possible to get the desired results. One year later Dr. Maclean improved the way the herbs in the formula were processed. Instead of boiling all the herbs together in one pot, (which is the process that all other manufactures use), each individual plant was now treated separately and several were never boiled. This almost doubled the effectiveness of the formula. Dr. Maclean is the only person in the US or Canada who does this. In 1994 he decided to add Cat’s Claw herb to the formula due to it’s reported immune enhancing properties. Physicians and health food stores around the country consider this the most effective of the formulas available today. To get the desired results, it is important to use the correct amount of Cat’s Claw in the Ezzeac formula. Keep in mind that there are times when a person should not take Cat’s Claw herb in any form. This is why Ezzeac Plus is offered in two formulas, one without and one with Cat’s Claw herb.


1) We were the first company to commercially manufacture an Essiac® type formula in the United States.
2) We are today and have always been the largest manufacturer in the United States and the second largest in the world.
3) Dr. Maclean first made this formula 16 years ago, then 2 years later Flora produced their version and called it “Flor-Essence,” then a year after that, Resperin came out with their outdated version called “Essiac®.” Even though they had this tea for 17 years they would not sell it to the public until Dr. Maclean with his formula and Flora made it popular.
4) There are three major differences between our brand and all other brands on the market:

i) Our brand uses three times the herbs as all other brands.

ii) Our manufacturing method does not boil all the herbs together but instead treats each herb separately, doubling the effectiveness.

iii) Our brand is the only one to have two versions of tea; one with cat’s claw herb and one without.

5) Contrary to what companies are telling everyone, NO Essiac® type formula will raise the immune system. Cancer is an immune deficient problem. Dr. Maclean is the only researcher to add Cat’s Claw to the formula to help strengthen the immune system.


I want the ORIGINAL Essiac® formula, not some knock off brand.
1) There are several things that you might want to consider.

First, Dr. Maclean started with the original 4 herb formula. Dr. Charles Brusch, who worked directly with Nurse Caisse, later advised Dr. Maclean how to change the formula by adding a 5th herb and thereby making it safe the same way that he and Nurse Caisse did. Nurse Caisse sold the old original outdated, 4 herb formula to Resperin Corporation prior to her death. This is the formula she stopped using many years before. She did not sell them the newer, safer version.

Second, The 5th herb was Watercress. Any formula without watercress can cause kidney stones or kidney deterioration when taken in large doses or over a long time. The original Essiac® formula, still made in Canada today, only uses 4 herbs with NO Watercress.

2) Would you want to drive an old model T Ford with no A/C, heat, radio, etc., or a modern car with all the modern improvements?
Then why would you want to use an old remedy that has been proven can be harmful to the kidneys due to high levels of oxalic acid rather than the
newer formula that has been improved upon several times and shown to be not only twice as effective as the old formula but now it is safe.

I already use the Original Essiac® (please refer to the above response). I already use Flor-essence.

1) Dr. Maclean has checked their formula and has said that they use good herbs, but there are several major differences you need to know.

First, Flora as well as ALL other companies, boil all their herbs together at one time. Some of these herbs should never be boiled or you kill them and completely loose the effectiveness of those herbs. In fact, Flora lessons the effectiveness of 5 of the 8 herbs in the formula by boiling them.

Second, One of the remaining 3 herbs needs to be boiled then cooled, then re-boiled then cooled a second time. It is on this second cooling that it releases its medicinal properties. They don’t re-boil the second time. Now they are down to only 2 effective herbs.

Third, We use 3 times the amount of each herb as Flora and 4 times more than most other companies.

Fourth, Flora nor any other company offers a formula with Cat’s Claw. Contrary to popular belief, no Essiac® type formula raises the immune system, although they would like you to believe that. So we added Cat’s Claw to help strengthen the immune system. Cat’s Claw has a strong medical history, researched in 7 countries, that shows it to be a very powerful immune stimulant.

2) Even though Dr. Maclean came out with his formula 2 years before Flor-essence, while they put their money into marketing to become the most popular brand, Dr. Maclean put his into continued research. Today our formula is twice as effective as Flor-essence.

3) Twice Flora Corporation has tried to buy Dr. Maclean’s formula. They admitted that his tea was much better than theirs, but they had better marketing. Both times he refused to sell.

I use Essiac® tincture

Dr. Maclean has evaluated every type of Essiac® on the market and has stated that the way tinctures are made, it reduces the effectiveness substantially. Tinctures are generally made by an alcohol extract process, which kill the effectiveness of the formula. This formula must be done with a hot water extract. Our method uses hot water only.

I use Essiac® capsules

Raw herbs must have their medicinal properties extracted by hot water or alcohol. These particular herbs need to be extracted by hot water. To grind up raw herbs and put them in capsules does no good at all and is a total waste of money because the body does not get hot enough nor acid enough to extract all the necessary properties from the plants. It is simply like eating ground up wood.

I make my own tea from raw herbs

a) To make your own is less expensive but let me ask you a question; do you mix all your herbs together at one time and dump them into a pot of boiling water and boil them for about 10-20 minutes? IF yes, then you are killing most of the formula. Some of these herbs should never be boiled or you destroy the medicinal properties. One of the herbs needs to be hard boiled twice not once. By doing it the way you are, you are loosing 50% of the effectiveness of the formula. That means you are wasting half your money and not getting all you could from the time sprnt.

b) Let me ask you a question; do you have Watercress in your formula? If not, did you know that without it you could cause potential damage to your kidneys? This is due to oxalic acid in the formula, which is offset by a very specific percent of Watercress. Nature’s Unique treats each herb separately to get the maximum properties from each herb. We then add the correct amount of Watercress to the formula. Most people don’t realize that if you add the wrong amount of Watercress it is like adding more oxalic acid to the formula.

I Use Brand X

a) Ours was the first formula to be commercially used in the United States., Flor-essence by Flora came out 2 years after we started selling the formula, and ESIAC BY Resperin came out 3 years after Nature’s Unique. All other brands are spin-offs of ours and theirs.

b) However ours is the only one that is manufactured where all the herbs are not boiled and where 3 times the amount of herbs are used to make the finished product.

c) Nature’s Unique’s tea is the only tea used in cancer clinics and sold to physicians at medical conferences.

d) Ours Ezziac Tea is the first and only one to add Cat’s Claw to the formula.

I think it cost too much

a) Normally the tea retails for between $45 and $69 per bottle because it is so effective, but if you compare that to the cost of a hospital stay and drug treatment, this is inexpensive.

b) Our brand is equally priced with most other brands but with ours you get a great deal more value.

c) Remember you are getting 32 ounces per bottle, some other brands are only 16 ounces. If that is the case you must double the price they are asking to get equal comparisons.


How much of the Tea do I use?

The amount depends upon the problem. Generally, 2 ounces 2 times a day. In severe cases the amount can be increased to 2 ounces 3 to 4 times a day. But, the greater the amount taken, the more water should be consumed.

Is this tea safe for everyone?

a) We manufacture two formulas; one formula has Cat’s Claw in the tea. We also manufacture an Original formula which has no Cat’s Claw in the tea but has all of the same qualities of the Cat’s Claw formula except the immune support. If you are taking an immune suppressant for any reason, i.e. an organ transplant, you should not take anything to give the immune system a boost. It would be safe for you to take the Original Tea instead.

b) Also, if you are pregnant or nursing you should not take the Cat’s Claw in any form.

How long will one bottle last? Or how much do I need for a months supply?

How long one bottle will last depends upon how much you are taking a day. There are 32 ounces in a bottle; at 2 ounces, 2 times a day one bottle will last 8 days. How much you need for a months supply depends upon how much you are taking each day and what you are taking it for. Generally the total amount of ounces per day a person is taking, is the number of bottles they will need per month, i.e. 2 ounces 2 times a day is 4 ounces per day total; therefore they will need 4 bottles per month.

When should I see results?

Each person’s body is different. You may see some change in a week or two or it may take months to see any change; although you may notice subjective changes like you just “feel better,” sleep better, have more energy, reduced pain or increased appetite within a short time.

The Indians say that if you can clean the blood you can heal the body, but if you don’t first clean the blood you will never completely heal. There is probably a great deal of truth in this since the blood feeds the entire body. THIS TEA IS KNOWN AS A BLOOD PURIFIER. Burdock Root, the main herb in the formula is the best, natural blood purifier known to man!

NEW – EZZEAC PLUS Concentrate – Smaller, more convenient size. Same Tea as the 32 oz. Cat’s Claw. Same Amount of Herbs, Just Half the Liquid. $47.95
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