Essiac Tea for Dogs and Cats


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Posted by janet worcester (Inkster, Michigan) on 04/27/2008

I cooked 2 Tablespoons of isaac tea with tablespoon Brer Rabbit Molasses put in a empty yogurt cup for my dog. I am hoping to cure two lumps in my dog.

Posted by Gayle (Tulsa, OK) on 12/31/2006

Over 3 years ago, our cat, Flora, developed a mass (tumour) in her abdomen and lost a significant amount of weight. She was about 12 years old at the time. I started giving her a dropper of concentrated essiac tea once a day and mixing about 1/2 teaspoon of the powdered herbs in her food. The tumor went away and she put weight back on. She is now 15 years old and doesn't look or act like a 15 year old cat. I've continued to give her the dropper of concentrate at least once a week up to every other day. I've also given the powdered essiac herbs to our dog for allergy eye drainage that would easily get infected. Since we started the dog on this, her allergy eye problem has been gone for over a year now. Again, about 1/2 tsp once a day.

Replied by Kate
(Hightstown, Nj)

Hi Gayle, My kitty has colon cancer and I was wondering where you purchased the essiac tea? I am a bit confused on where to get it. It seems like the ingredients have to prepared a specific way and there may be counterfeits out there... thanks.

Replied by Beatrice
(Raleigh, North Carolina)

Hello there. My name is Beatrice and I have a 14 year old cat named Papa. He is everything to me and just yesterday I was informed by by vet that he has a tumor the size of a small ball in his intestine area. I am devistated to say the least a have cried a river. My vet feels that hospice maybe my best direction because of Papa's age and the cost of surgery is high with no promises. I do feel hopeful however now that I have read these articles. Thank you Gayle from Tulsa and thank you Maria from Los Angeles! I am going to get Papa started on the essiac tea as well incorporating the other supplements mentioned. I hope to get back to you all with good news in a few weeks!! Thanks again for your all your help! -Papa's mommy....

Replied by Angie
(Sparta, MO)

Hello, you can buy essiac from this is a very reputable herb place, I buy almost all my herbs from them.

Replied by Gayle
(Tulsa, OK)

In answer to Ginger and Jay, I use the 4-Herb capsules and 4-Herb Liquid Concentrate from Herbal Healer -

I'm so sorry that I did not see your posts until this late date and did not provide an e-mail address for you to contact me. I hope that you found help elsewhere before this.

Replied by Catherine
(Brackettville, Texas)

I have both a cat and a dog with tumors. I was reading the posts to try and find help for them. I came across the posts on Essiac and the request for info on where to find Essiac without red clover. Here's what I found I will be ordering some and let you know the results.

Replied by Jay
(Cumberland, New Jersey)

Gayle i have a question about the essiac tea you used on your pet for abdominal tumors. i also wanted find out more about the condition your pet was in before you started the treatment and for how long she was in this state before you started treatment. my dog has been having the exact problem your pet seemed to have and its been for 9 months. i am hoping it wont be too late to help him. i have only been giving him blackstrap molasses to try to help. please contact me as soon as you can! i appreciate it! gecik/at/

Replied by Ginger
(Columbus, Ohio)

Friday, 9/7/2007. I Have a "Question" and an "EMERGENCY NEED" to contact "Gayle"... (ESSIAC TEA 12/31/2006: Gayle from Tulsa, OK)! Can you "PLEASE" contact her for me and give her my email add.? I have a 14 year old CAT (Patches) in critical condition. Her Vet can not operate, and expects me back "SOON"... to "put her to sleep". They don't call it, what it really is! (Taking Her Life!) I "Must Know" QUICKLY: Which version of ESSIAC TEA, she used for her CAT. "4 Herb" or "8 Herb" and specifically, "WHICH HERBS" are in it! One Version has "RED CLOVER" in it, which can be "FATAL" to "CATS"! Patches is just to precious... to just give up on, and not even try to save her. And I fully believe: She can be saved by the ESSIAC TEA and other natural means - if I can just get it in her "A.S.A.P."!!! PLEASE HELP ME - SAVE MY PATCHES! I, NEED HER!!!

Replied by Amelia
(White Plains , Ny)

I have a kitty with a large fibrosarcoma and wanted to try Gail's (from Tulsa) Essiac concentrated tea, but don't know where she purchsed it. Can you please inquire for me? or tell me a substitute I can use for this type of cancer.

Replied by Heidz
(Manila, Philippines)

Hi gayle, I'd like to ask what is the right amount of dosage of essiac tea you can give to a cat who has tumour. I already ordered an essiac capsule which I've been giving her 1/2 teaspoon twice a day. I'm planning to buy a bulk herb essiac tea from herbal healer.. But right now I'm confused. If I bought the essiac tea what dosage will I give to my cat? I'm afraid she might get overdose or something. Can you suggest how many amount of essiac tea I can give? I have both the capsule and the liquid tea. Thanks!!

Replied by Heather
(Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Hello, Your help is truly appreciated.... My adorable, sweet & joyous adopted 9. 5lb Pom-Peek is 14years old. She has 3 legs and has had many teeth removed.... She has been through so much. Recently a benign spindle cell tumor the size of a grape was removed from her front leg. Please advise on your protocol (dosage, administering & duration) recommendations regarding brewed Essiac tea. I want to ensure she remains healthy as long as possible any tumors stay away! In appreciation and thanks.

Replied by Suzanne
(North Plainfield, New Jersey, Usa)

I started using essiac tea for my cat early Jan. 2011. She was given 1 month left in Oct 2009, diagnosed with advanced breast cancer. I put her on Innova EVO and started giving her daily Reiki about 20 minutes a day. She had been getting picky with food, so in November I let her eat crap food(friskies/purina). In Dec. 2010 1 of her tumors opened and ulcerated. I put her back on EVO along with mouse a day (from pet store selling feed mice for reptiles). In Jan started the essiac tea 6ml's twice daily, 250mg Vit. C twice daily, and tiny bit of crushed raw garlic once daily. Smell has gone. She's acting completely normal/active, good appetite. Now giving mouse every other day. Ulceration seems at times to look as if it's healing. So getting better, will keep it up.


Replied by Curt
(Puyallup, Wa)

Here is the link to the original ESSIAC and their for pets web page. Here is their recommended how based on weight of pet:

Replied by Tammy
(Rock Falls, Il)

My 7 year old male boxer was diagnosed with a benign tumor on the roof of his mouth about 6 weeks ago. The vet said he would have to eventually be put down as the tumor grew because it was inoperable in that location.

I did some research online and saw this website. I went to my local herb store and the owner gave me tea for him. The brand name of the tea is 'Now', the tea itself is called 'Ojibwa'. It has all the same ingredients as the Essiac tea. He would not drink it, so we soaked his dry food in it twice a day and then he ate it fine.

Yesterday the tumor started bleeding rather heavily on and off all day. I was sure I was going to have to have him put down. I am happy to report that today the tumor turned white, and then a few hours later it fell off. I am shocked that his mouth looks completely normal.

Replied by Van
(London, Uk)

Hi I'm interested to know from the owners who have used essiac tea to treat tumours in cats whether the cats were also on more traditional medications administered by the vet ( steroids etc) and what the vet's attitude to the use of the herbs was. My sister had just started on giving essiac tea to her cat after she was diagnosed with tumours a couple of weeks ago but her vet thought it would interfere with the other medications he's giving her and has advised her to stop. Thanks for any info that may help. Van

Replied by Granea
(Memphis, Tn)

Hi, all--

I have a 12 year ol American Cocker Spaniel (42 lbs) with a malignant sebaceous tumor. We had one removed from his left hind leg last November, and a new one appeared on his inner left hind leg this June. The vet looked at the cells under a 'scope and said it was the same cancer.

He's in great spirits and health otherwise, and the tumor doesn't seem to bother him in the slightest. However, I wanted to try as many immune-boosting things as I could!

We started him on Grizzly Fish oil and essiac powder last week. I was surprised that I had no problem getting him to eat the powder on his food (so long as I put the fish oil on top)!

We just tried 1/4 teaspoon last week to make sure he wasn't going to have a bad (or messy) reaction to it. This weekend, we're going to start upping the dose to a full teaspoon this weekend and the 3 teaspoons (=1 ounce) by the next, according to the recommended dosage on the Essiac tea site.

He is also taking the Power Mushrooms. I'll post back with updates as to his progress!

Replied by Sorceror
(Adelaide, South Australia)

Essiac Tea is a great choice, but should not be the only remedy used. Always seek professional Vetrinary assistance.

True Essiac tea is a combination of 4 herbs, Sheep Sorrel, Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark, and Turkish Rhubarb root.

It is Easy to make but Time Consuming. You can purchase these herbs from most online herb resellers. Here in Australia, Essiac is illegal to sell but one can obtain the herbs individually for brewing the tea. just not as pre-mixed herb packs specifically for Essiac.

To brew bring 5 litres of purified water to boil in a large Stainless Steel Pot, boil for around 5 to 10 mins to ensure any germs that may have been in the water or on the pot are killed off. Then Add 1/2 cup Organic Burdock Root, 1 teaspoon of ground organic turkish Rhubarb root powder, 4 heaped teaspoons of Powdered Organic slippery Elm bark. Stir mixture thouroughly with sanitized stainless steel spoon or ladel. And allow to boil for a further 10 - 15 mins. Then turn of heat. This next step is important and as any true tea totler will attest, allow the mixture to cool below the boiling point to around the 80-90 degree centigrade range, then add the final ingredient, 1/2 cup of Organic Sheep Sorrel. Sheep Sorrel must NEVER be Boiled as it changes it structure. Stir thouroughly and allow to steep for 24 hours.

Re-heat tea to around 85 Degrees Centigrade (DO NOT BOIL).

Strain mixture into large 2 litre sterilised glass bottles using a fine stainless steel tea strainer and a stainless steel funnel (all sanitised with an ethel-alcohol spray).

Garden variety Rhubarb is poisonous to Cats, however Turkish rhubarb, albeit closely related, does not seem to affect cats. either it is non toxic or the concentration in Essiac is too small for them to be harmed.

Human dosage is around 1/2 cup of tea twice daily (morning and night) for my cat, I mixed 2 tablespoons of tea into his drinking water so he drinks it throughout the day. Since my cat is convalescing inside it is the only access to water he has so has little choice but to drink it.. He does not seem to mind it either. Essiac has a very earthy taste.

I brew Essiac for my farther who has Cancer of the Bladder and Lungs (from years of smoking) He no longer has cancer in his lungs according to the doc, and the mass on his bladder has shrunk to a size where they think Chemo will be beneficial.

My cat may have Cancer in the lungs (although I doubt it as he is only 13 months old) but the Vet thinks it is a high possibility looking at the chest x-rays. So I have started the cat on Essiac. After about 4 days on the tea his breathing seemed better. (possibly due to the Diuretic effects of Essiac) I took him off the tea and continued his anti-fungal and anti-biotic medication from the vet and tha cat slowly got worse. He is now back on the Essiac.

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