Essiac Master Class 2014 – food for thought
Funny how one day things appear in a certain light, and then the next day everything changes in such a fundamental way that its like when a whole flock of birds simultaneously moves as one, in a new direction altogether. Suddenly the picture has transformed and it's a brand new beginning!
"A new idea is like a plant. It takes time to establish a good root system before it begins to bear fruit." - Mali Klein, Essiac Master Class 2014
Food for thought: Mali posits a plateful of it in the following synopsis:
"All ‘Essiac’ has some value.
The better the herb quality:
- The better the result.
- The greater the benefit over a longer period of time.
- The less you have to buy.
For Maximum benefit:
- Include as much Sheep sorrel root as you can get in the mix.
- Follow Rene Caisse's herbs:water ratio.
- Vary the formulae, as she did."
As with Mali's message in Black Root Medicine The Original Native American Essiac Formula, dynamite comes in small packages. The new way of looking at and working with the Essiac herbs restores important factors for making and taking Essiac that have been distorted and mis-interpreted since Rene Caisse passed away in 1978.
"For maximum benefit vary the formulae." In the coming weeks limited supplies of a few new options will be available in our online store. Stay tuned!
- South Shield Tea, classic four-herb Essiac with Red clover (Trifolium pratense) root.
- East Shield Tea, classic four-herb Essiac with Goldthread (Coptis trifolia) root (formerly called Essiac Gold).
In the meantime read about them in Black Root Medicine the Original Native American Essiac Formula.
I personally am very excited to be seeing our way towards some concrete options for varying the formula, the better to keep the immune system on its toes.
Starting with The Essiac Book in 2006, Mali Klein has been talking about a variation on the classic four herb Essiac that Rene Caisse was known to have used, containing Goldthread root - 'Essiac Gold.' When The Essiac Book was published, Goldenseal was more readily available than Goldthread, which was suffering from having been over-harvested. Goldenseal was as close as practicable to duplicating what Rene Caisse was doing with Goldthread. When Mali and I began to work together in 2010, we found that the mountains of Idaho do provide a great inland rainforest environment for the western version of Goldthread - Coptis trifolia, and sufficiently so that we could safely harvest small amounts of it without fear of depleting its numbers. Luckily only a tiny amount is needed as it works as a catalyst in the formula, and its place is now visible on the Medicine Wheel: East Shield Tea.
Since 2013 we have been selling whole herb Sheep sorrel, for making Sheep Sorrel Solution.
And we will soon have yet another variation, the classic four-herb Essiac with added Red clover roots, grown right here in the Flathead: South Shield Tea.
There are volumes more to speak based on Mali's deceptively simple statement above. For the time being, we will be going on the road again soon - if you are in the Northwest and have an opportunity to come to Spokane on October 30 or Seattle on November 1, do join us at one of Mali Klein's Essiac talks. You will be in for a treat. Hope to see you there!
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