Why Hasn’t This Cancer Cure Story Been Told?

Why Hasn’t This Cancer Cure Story Been Told?


For more than 50 years people from all over the world went to

Ontario, Canada for cancer treatment with a simple herbal formula

that gave miraculous results.

Why has this important news failed to reach millions of vitally

interested people? The story of ESSIAC should be part and parcel

of the natural healing lore of North America. Instead it is

virtually unknown today despite the fact that it performed so well

against thousands of cases of terminal cancer that it came within

only three votes of being legalized by the Canadian parliament.

Still, chances are you have never heard of it.

Now, thanks to APW, you will not only know the whole story, you

will know the secret ingredients of this herbal formula and how to

get the herbs and make the tonic yourself.

What price truth? The medical monopoly and government proclaim to

have spent billions in search of a cure for cancer. Except for

the jobs created, the “War on Cancer” has been an utter flop.

That great “war” began in 1970 with President Nixon’s appointment

of Benno C. Schmidt as “Cancer Czar” and about twenty years later

some truly valuable information squeezed out when the cancer

establishment finally admitted that the standard methods used

(chemotherapy, radiation, surgery) have lost the war – they don’t

work. That may be valuable information – but it’s not good news.

How valuable is information that testifies to genuine victories

against cancer? There have been several widely proclaimed, but

suppressed therapies that indeed saved lives and restored health –

Dr. Koch, Dr. Ivy, Dr. Gerson, Hoxey et al. However, one of the

greatest of these alternative cancer stories – the story of ESSIAC

has not been openly told. Such information should not be withheld

from the people, but until now, it has been! You have a right to

know that a simple herbal remedy was credited for curing

thousands, and for relieving the pain of more thousands of dying

cancer patients.

“There is a tragic and shameful irony in the ESSIAC tale,” notes a

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Canadian magazine, “In the beginning, a simple herbal recipe was

freely shared by an Indian who understood that the blessings of

the Creator belong to all.”

You have probably heard such shameful stories before. How greedy

individuals with power over the cancer establishment suppressed

possible cures because they, the owners of that establishment,

could not have absolute control. It happened in the case of Dr.

William F. Koch, for example.

The ESSIAC story is one that has not been widely circulated. Even

the various “alternative” circles in the United States know little

if anything about this fantastic herbal remedy and the role it

played for decades in Canada.

APW heard the story and read Dr. Gary Glum’s book “Calling of An

Angel.” Then our investigative skills went to work. The well

written and documented book actually raised more questions than it

answered, and it did not reveal the formula. We learned that

there are present day charges and counter-charges marring the

whole truth, and people with vested interests are squabbling over

rights to the formula which had been used so well by the late Rene

Caisse. This fabled nurse used the formula unselfishly for

decades. ESSIAC, in fact, is her name spelled backwards.

So many terminally ill patients became well again that public

pressure forced the Canadian Parliament to react in 1939. The

medical monopoly pulled out all stops, yet ESSIAC came within only

three votes of becoming a legal therapy for cancer. The medical

establishment won the war of politics and propaganda – but helped

lose the war on cancer.

APW’S Tom Valentine probed the story behind the story, and found

out the whole truth with the help of sincere people, doctors and

laymen alike, who have no special axes to grind.

Dr. Charles Brusch of the famed Brusch Clinic in Cambridge,

Massachusetts (physician to John F. Kennedy) – not only tested

ESSIAC on human patients, but proved its value against his own

cancer. He continues proclaiming it’s great value today.

ESSIAC appears to be able to dissolve diabetes as well as cancer!


Excerpts from the book “Calling of An Angel” follows :

“I decided that if I should ever develop cancer,” Rene wrote in

her brief autobiography, I WAS CANADA’S CANCER NURSE, that I would

use this herbal tea. Then about a year later she was strolling

with a wise and aged doctor when he stopped, took his cane and

stroked a weed. “Nurse Caisse,” he told Rene, “if people would

use this weed there would be little or no cancer in the world.”

The doctor told her the name of the plant, Burdock and Rene

realized that it was one of the herbs the elderly woman had named

as an ingredient in the medicine man’s tea.

Rene Caisse was a practical and sensible woman, who was very busy

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with her nursing career, so she didn’t get excited right away

about the fantastic story of the herbal remedy, and even after

the doctor’s statement seemed to confirm that she might have

something worthwhile, she didn’t experiment or bother herself

about the formula.

Then her mother’s sister was diagnosed with cancer of the stomach

and liver. The woman was given, at most, six months to live by

her physician, R. O. Fisher, MD.

Rene knew the doctor well, so she told him the story of the herbal

tea and asked permission to give it a try under his observation.

Since there was apparently nothing else medical technology could

do, Dr. Fisher consented on the spot.

“I obtained the necessary herbs, with some difficulty,” Rene

wrote, “and made the tea.”

Rene put it succinctly in her book: “My aunt lived for 21 years

after being given up by the medical profession. There was no

recurrence of cancer.”

One could write “needless to say” when describing the reaction by

Dr. Fisher, but when it comes to cancer, the behavior of the

medical profession is anything but predictable. However, Dr.

Fisher was, indeed, impressed with what he observed. He asked

Rene to treat other patients — other “hopeless” cancer patients.

Dr. Fisher spread the word to other doctors and soon Rene was

being asked to treat their “hopeless” patients as well. They,

too, were impressed with the results. By this time the year was

1926. The rate of cancer death in the United States had risen to

103 per 100,000! Apparently, cancer was growing in the general

population very much like a malignant tumor.

Obviously Rene became very attached to the herbal formula. She

called it ESSIAC, which is Caisse spelled backwards.

Of all the factors inherent in the bureaucratic syndrome that sets

itself up within the structures of large organizations, the NIH

factor is among the most powerful of influences. Not invented


This is not the only reason for the infamous “waivers” required by

large corporations, but it’s likely the most sincere. Legally,

the deep pockets of large corporations are a target for nuisance

lawsuits, so they must take great care with what they accept or

reject that comes to them from outsiders. None of this is truly

germane to Rene’s case, however.

The simplest fact is — ESSIAC is not going to profit a large drug

company, even if it is acknowledged as the “cure for cancer.”

Firstly, it would wipe out most of the other product sales and

secondly there is no way a company can monopolize a simple herbal

tonic if the secret formula gets out.

They could protect the formula as Coca Cola has done, you might

argue. True, but why ruin all that good business with the real

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thing? Cancer may be deadly, but loss of economy is even deadlier

in many a person’s view.

Rene really knew better than to try soliciting the large drug

companies, but she tried anyway. Back when WWII broke out, she

recalled the fact that ESSIAC had a way of stopping hemorrhages —

the face cancer case for example. She wrote to Parke Davis

company in hopes they would use her formula to help wounded

servicement during the conflict. No dice! She wrote to Merck and

to the Biochemical Institute at the University of Texas and

received frustration for her efforts.

Finally, in 1973 at the age of 85 Rene Caisse tried Sloan-

Kettering one more time. Perhaps she was stimulated by all the

hype for President Richard Nixon’s “War on Cancer,” program where

the rich within the cancer establishment were going to get richer.

The Laetrile controversy was in full bloom and Sloan-Kettering was

in the middle. Many people today, including the man who served as

the public relations officer for Sloan-Kettering, Dr. Ralph Moss,

are conviced that the “tests” for any efficacy with Laetrile were

rigged to fail.

Dr. Chester Stock, who figured prominently in the Laetrile

squabble by the nature of his position, responded to Rene that if

she would send ESSIAC, they would again test it.

Rene sent Sloan-Kettering one of the herbs — probably the Burdock

Root — because it is the apparent tumor regressor. The other

three are blood purifiers and symbiotic support substances. She

also gave them careful instruction on how to prepare and inject

the material.

Results of their tests were never released. Maybe future

inspection of the archives at Sloan-Kettering may tell the truth

about the results of the animal experiments.


The ESSIAC formula : 6 & 1/2 cups of Burdock Root (cut)

16 ounces of Sheep Sorrel herb (powder)

1 ounce of Turkey Rhubarb Root (powder)

4 ounces of Slippery Elm Bark (powder)


Preparation of ESSIAC herbal tea :

1) Measure out 8 ounces of the Essiac mix (the dry

formula above)

2) Place two gallons of distilled water in a stainless

steel kettle.

3) Bring the water to a brisk boiling point (about 30


4) Put ESSIAC dry mix into the boiling water, stir and

boil hard for about 10 minutes

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5) Allow to sit and cool slowly for six hours.

6) After six hours, stir it thoroughly with a wooden or

stainless tool

7) Let it sit for another six hours

8) Return kettle to stove and bring to a boil

9) When the boiling point is reached, turn off the heat

and pour the contents through a stainless strainer

into a second stainless kettle

10) Clean the first kettle thoroughly

11) Strain the contents a second time from pot two to pot


12) Bottle the herbal tea immediately into dark amber

bottles and seal it while still hot

(*** Dark amber bottles may be purchased

from most any drug store or pharmacy ***)

13) Store in refrigerator


Directions for use of ESSIAC

Heat two ounces (four tablespoons) distilled water, then

mix it with two ounces of ESSIAC tea taken directly from

the refrigerator.

ESSIAC should be taken at bed time on an empty stomach, at

least two hours after eating.

It can be taken in the morning on an empty stomach. If

taken in the morning, do not eat for at least two hours

after taking the ESSIAC.

Keep the ESSIAC refrigerated at all times.

Shake well each time before pouring.


Where to purchase the correct and properly prepared herbs :

Herb Products Co. Aphrodesia Products Inc.

11012 Magnolia Blvd. 282 Bleeker Street

North Hollywood, CA 91601 New York, NY 10014

(818) 984-3141 (212)-989-6440

Harvest Health Foods Haussman’s Pharmacy

1944 Eastern Ave. SE Sixth & Girard Ave.

Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Philadelphia, PA 19127



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Nature’s Herb Co. Penn Herb Co.

281 Ellis Street 603 North Second Street

San Francisco, CA 94102 Phildelphia, PA 19123

(415) 474-2756 (215) 925-3336

Indiana Botanical Gardens

626 177th Street

Hammond, IN 46325

(219) 931-2480

Prepared ESSIAC herbal tea can be purchased for $35 per pint (500

MLs) from :


333 Besserar Street

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

K1N 6B4

(613) 235-3964

The Resperin Corporation, Dr. Hugh Wilson

(705) 326-7811 or (416) 865-1991

For Dr. Gary Glum’s Book, “Calling of an Angel” $35 hardcover :

Silent Walker Publishing

P. O. Box 92856

Los Angeles, CA 90009

To request copies of articles on Rene Caisse and ESSIAC contact :

Bracebridge Public Library at (705) 645-4171