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Different Forms of Essiac Tea

otl-all-300If you look through our online store, you’ll see that we offer our essiac in a variety of forms. We have:

  • Loose leaf herbs
  • Pre-brewed tea in bottles
  • Essiac extract/tonic

Which form is right for you?

First of all, all three of these forms are the same product. We use the original, 4-herb essiac formula that nurse Rene Caisse used. While it’s true that she experimented with an 8-herb formula, she always came back to these same four original herbs as being the most efficacious.

These herbs are:

  1. Sheep sorrel
  2. Burdock root
  3. Slippery Elm bark
  4. Turkey (or Indian) Rhubarb

All three forms of our tea include these constituents, and so all three are equally effective. Whichever form you choose, you’ll get the same results.

Now that that’s out of the way, which one is the right choice for you? Let’s look at the details for each. Read More »

Ojibwa Tea of Life and Essiac Pricing

farmLet’s be clear up front: there are other essiac sellers out there, some of them selling the tea at lower prices than we offer at Ojibwa Tea of Life.

It may sound odd, but we’re not afraid to admit that. That’s because we don’t compete on price – we compete on value.

The Most Important Thing…

Your health is of paramount importance, and the quality of what you put into your body directly impacts that health. All of us should be concerned with how we tend to our bodies! We believe that whole-heartedly, and it influences how we run our business. Read More »

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Our Herbal Expertise

Our company owner, Michelle Kalevik, is a master herbalist. (Looking for more details? Sure you are! Read all about the Tea Lady.)

Michelle is responsible for producing the Ojibwa Tea of Life product, our original 4-herb Rene Caisse blend of essiac tea.

In addition, we work with an array of other professionals in complimentary fields. These include:

  • herbalists
  • nutritional consultants
  • homeopaths
  • naturopathic doctors
  • veterinarians
  • health care practitioners

These partners are familiar with how natural formulas may be a helpful adjunct to one’s health and wellness.

Watch out for other companies who offer “testimonials” or otherwise make claims about the suitability of their product to cure a given disease. As we mentioned previously, health is not a one-size-fits-all deal. Companies who are more concerned with making money than they are with providing actual benefit to their customers will say anything they believe will help them make a sale. In many cases they may not even be qualified to address those health concerns!

We at Ojibwa Tea of Life highly value ethics. Although we have quite a depth of knowledge regarding herbs and wellness, we recognize that we cannot diagnose an individual’s health issues. We will, therefore, often refer customers to healthcare professionals, clinics, and other resources that are better suited to offer individual health consultations.

Why Some Sellers/Marketers “Make Claims” About Their Products

Look hard enough around the internet and you will find some sellers of herbal products making claims about the efficacy of their product. “Our product cures XYZ!” “Use our product and you’ll never suffer from ABC again!” And so on.

At the root of this practice is the desire to sway potential customers to buying their product, which is usually produced in bulk and left on warehouse shelves to grow stale and lose whatever efficacy it may have had in the first place.

Beware marketing tactics like this! For one thing, it is against federal law to make claims of this nature. But that’s not the only hazard. Read More »

Why Other Sellers Offer Cheaper – “Discounted” – Essiac

Many other essiac sellers offer less expensive, “discounted” essiac. Buyer beware! In order to offer such lower prices, these other sellers must sacrifice the quality and efficacy of their herbs.

It is a trivial matter to purchase from a large supply house and re-package herbs that have already been blended. Anyone can do that! As the customer, it’s important that you consider that many other marketers lack training and experience in wellness, herbology, and nutrition. Otherwise, they would know better than to use an inferior quality of any herb or nutritional product!

Contrast that with our owner/herbalist’s credentials. Be aware that there is a significant difference between “just selling” herbs, and having the background and the depth of knowledge and training to produce a superior product.

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