The Four Main Ingredients Of Essiac Tea

The Four Main Ingredients of Essiac Tea


Cedric Loiselle

Essiac tea is a dietary supplement that is made from a number of herbal ingredients. Back in the day, it only made use of four ingredients. But with commercialization, it is now available as an 8-herb concoction, with the incorporation of pine bark extract.

One of its original components of this health drink is burdock, which has been long regarded as a blood purifier. It belongs to a group of biennial thistles native to African, Asian and European countries. They are characterized by dark green leaves, hollow stalks, and their large, ovate and coarse head. But what is most important to tea creation is its root. Alone, burdock root is said to be able to neutralize and eliminate poisons through its niacin content and contribute in taking out toxins from the body. They have also have been believed to provide a positive effect on the liver and urinary system and is considered to be a great source of minerals, specifically iron.


Slippery elm is another important ingredient of the Essiac tea and is quite popular for its healing and soothing properties. Aside from being able to reduce inflammation, this particular plant was also found to be quite helpful in taming the digestive track. Also known as the Red Elm, Soft Elm and Indian Elm, this species is well distributed in eastern regions of North America, including Maine, Quebec, North Dakota and some parts of Texas and Florida.

Rhubarb root is the third main constituent of the Essiac. And as a herbal supplement, the rhubarb is used to relieve constipation, lower blood sugar and promote urination. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial elements, which makes it quite popular among households. But what really makes it stand out is its water content and strong, tarty flavor, which explains its wide application in the culinary scene. To such extent, it is used to create jams and pies and are even eaten as dried candies.

The fourth primary ingredient of essiac tea is sheep sorrel. This perennial weed is commonly found growing in Eurasia as well as the northern hemisphere, particularly in the British Isles and Northern America. They are a usual sight in woodlands, fields, marshes, and grasslands as they prefer moist soil. They are described as having arrow-shaped leaves and red-tinted ridged stems, which explains thier other designation – red sorrel. Like rhubarb, these plants are also useful when it comes to cooking and adds a nice tangy, tarty taste to salads and cheeses. For the most part, they are believed to have antioxidant properties. But these may not be as strong as other components.


Now, some manufacturers add watercress, red clove, blessed thistle and kelp to the mixture so as to make it more healthful. Others incorporate pine bark extract to provide a healthy supply of bioflavonoids to drinkers. You might want to check labels before you buy though so you know what you’re getting. But so far, every modification available is set to help better your system, in one way or another.

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Weird And Wonderful Ways To Eat Oreos

By Ben Greenwood

There isn’t a cookie available on the market that has a particular eating method as strongly attached to it as Oreos (apart from maybe it’s British equivalents, the Custard Cream and the Bourbon). The classic twist, lick and dunk method is almost as famous as the cookie itself, and is employed by Oreo fanatics all around the world.

Even though the twist, lick and dunk method is the prominent method for tackling a delicious Oreo, those aforementioned fanatics haven’t just settled for eating their favourite cookies in this manner. There is a wealth of interesting ways to eat your Oreos, some weird and some wonderful but all sharing one common characteristic – they’re delicious!

Oreo Cheesecake

The tough choice between cookies and cakes has been one that has plagued those with a sweet tooth for many years. Thankfully, one genius came up with a way of letting us all have our cake and eat it – the Oreo cheesecake.

Like a regular cheesecake, the Oreo cheesecake consists of a biscuit base and cream cheese topping. Unlike regular cheesecake, however, the biscuit base is made from crushed up Oreos and the cheese is sprinkled with chunks of cookie. The Oreo cheesecake has quite a few delicious spin-offs too, including peanut butter Oreo Cheesecake, upside down cheesecake and mini cheesecakes!


The Cookie Within A Cookie

Otherwise known as ‘Cookie Inception’, the cookie within a cookie is basically a regular chocolate chip cookie…with bits of Oreo as the chocolate chips. Sounds delicious, although it does make one wonder what further possibilities there could be for Inception-esque treats…a cookie within a cookie within a cookie perhaps?

Oreo Mint Cocoa

Oreos, bless them, aren’t the most sophisticated of cookies; they make quite the mess and don’t owe themselves to the standards of etiquette expected at a dinner party, for example. After dinner wafer thin mints are much more the order of the day.

But should one wish to consume Oreos at a sophisticated soiree, how would one go about it? Look no further than Oreo Mint Cocoa, a delectable hot beverage infusing the classic Oreo cookie with chocolate and peppermint extract. Divine.

Deep Fried Oreos

There’s a school of thought within the world of food that the only way to make a good thing better is to stick it in a deep-fat fryer…and sometimes they are right.

The idea of a deep-fried Oreo isn’t one that sounds particularly appealing, and your doctor definitely wouldn’t recommend you eat them, but they certainly are a taste experience. Deep fried in pancake batter, these treats are a favourite at carnivals and definitely worth trying at least once…just don’t make them a regular treat!

Oreo Pizza

Hold up, what? Oreo Pizza?! Don’t worry, this is nowhere near as weird as it sounds – it’s actually more of a pie than a pizza. The base is made from crushed up Oreos and brownie batter, while the toppings can be just about anything you want – you can even sprinkle even more crushed up Oreos on top for the ultimate treat!

About the Author: Christopher Joseph Smith is writing on behalf of American Soda, specialists in

American sweets




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