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Open House in Columbia Falls MT at Anchor Nutrition December 17 from 3-6 pm!

Proudly introducing the second of our two newest sources for Essiac in Montana's Flathead Valley - Anchor Nutrition in Columbia Falls! Here's hoping there is not a blizzard that day LOL.


Open House at Bigfork Alternative Health Dec. 10 from 3-6 pm!


New: Essiac with Red Clover, And more.

We are back from the First International Health Congress on Integrative Oncology, in Geneva Switzerland, and very excited to share all of the new understandings we have gained. We have also added a few new products to our online store over the past weeks and months. Here is a quick review, with links!

Essiac with Red Clover - Our nod to Red clover, which is an herb that was in the original 8-herb Native formula, and one that Rene Caisse worked with as an alternative, adjunct therapy to the standard 4-herb Essiac. Available in 10g and 2 oz. sizes!

Essiac Gold - 4-herb Essiac with added Goldenseal. Now available in 10g and 2 oz. sizes! Previously only in the 10g size.

Essiac Sampler Pack. Try one packet each of our Classic 4-herb Essiac, Essiac with Red Clover, and Essiac Gold. Available in 10g and 2 oz. sizes and at a discount over the prices when purchased separately.

The Essiac Master Batch This is our wholesale option. We don't focus our marketing energies on large or faraway stores -- or advertising at all, for that matter! But when it comes to Buying Clubs, nonprofits and other grassroots groups, the Essiac Master Batch is for them. It is priced at 30% off the per ounce price of our 8 oz. size. It is our Industrial scale Essiac, weighing in at 2 lbs. 13 oz., but if you have ten people you will use it up in just a few months or depending on the occasion, a whole lot more people over a whole lot less time. It contains each herb bagged separately so folks can see for themselves the difference between how Sheep sorrel leaf looks vs. the root. Technically, you could make 1/4 of it up, using all of the Sheep sorrel root and none of the aerial parts, for Essiac with the Sheep sorrel content 100% roots! The Master Batch is for economy and also to help bring people together around Essiac, a favorite pursuit at Blue Moon Herbs. 😉

Essiac Topical Solution Herbs Essiac Topical Solution Herbs provide alternative ways to work with a higher content of Sheep sorrel root. The mix is a hefty 63% Sheep sorrel roots, a much higher overall ratio than the 4-herb Essiac tea. Can be used internally or externally.

Enjoy the rest of the summer~!


1st International Health Congress on Integrative Oncology Day 2: Ancestral Medicine Section – Introducing Essiac

The Ancestral Medicine Section of the First International Health Congress on Integrative Oncology and Ethical and Sustainable Patient Care was held on Saturday, June 29, 2019. The place: Geneva Switzerland! We were there to see Mali Klein's presentation on the subject of the relevance of Essiac to health and healing in the 21st Century. Following Mali's presentation on Essiac are presentations by her co-panel members Dr. Patrick Shan (France) - Traditional Chinese Medicine and Dr. Manan Soni (India), Ayurveda. The speakers are very informative and provide a great perspective on the nature of healing and the common themes that cut across cultural and temporal boundaries.


Springtime in the Rockies

It's all in the attitude, I'm hoping. Plus, spring really is in just only about 2 weeks. We got stuck in Kalispell MT last Friday due to blowing snow and cold. Decided to go to Home Depot and get flower seeds!

I am really excited to plant all kinds of stuff in our gardens including the rainbow in flowers! And we are going to try a lot of different experimental ways of growing Sheep sorrel. I pried a big bag of organic potting soil out of a snowdrift in the outdoor garden center - they were on sale and just outside the automatic door which still opened.. 🙂 Damn shopping cart kept getting stuck in the snow and a big wind was blowing and it was dark out and well below 0...

The month of March has been record wintry weather for this time of the year even in Montana. It is way more like January than this last January was! This is very strange, actually. Anybody else having a record-setting March? Sheep sorrel isn't one bit scared of snow but is sure not going to sprout anywhere but inside for now in these parts LOL...happy spring seed starting everyone!

8 year old Slippery elm in winter dormancy


The Glad To Be Here Project

In 2018 we started a project encompassing our Flathead Valley and surrounding communities called the Glad To Be Here Project. There are many reasons for being glad to be in the heart of Western Montana, with the grandeur of Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake right out your window. Glad to be here is a state of mind though, and the positive effects from Essiac can make it apply to wherever we find ourselves. There is beauty inside us no matter where we go. Read More →


Essiac Tea and Diet

Mali Klein talks about the role diet plays in the body's ability to heal itself and how working with Essiac as part of that can be beneficial. Mali gives some diet guidelines for cancer patients and emphasizes the importance of everyone making their own personal choices about what to do with their diet and other health factors in order to heal and even thrive.


Happy New Year from Blue Moon Herbs and Mali Klein!

2019 - Year of  Great Connections!

Wishing all of our friends, colleagues and customers a very happy, healthy 2019! Above, from left to right are the team at Blue Moon Herbs with Mali Klein, who visited recently - Emily Angelo, Danielle Yoder, Anais Starr, Debbie Jakovac, Mali Klein, and Hannah Rostocki. Not pictured are Angie Vance, Danielle's and Emily's daughters and sons, who are Junior Blue Mooners 🙂 nor the many more who remain anonymous but have helped us help you better through their friendship love and support.

Update as of February 9, 2019:The light is now noticeably coming back here on the 47th parallel, both in length and intensity. January was a bit of a winter no-show as we watched points east of Montana getting the business. But ever since February came, it has been blizzarding and making up for lost time. I'm just about done dreaming of hills blossoming in green and gold and planting Sheep sorrel and a candy store's worth of vegetable and herb seeds, many from Strictly Medicinal Seeds and, snow or not I shall plant seeds next week! Inside. Ho hum! Outside and planting and prepping the irrigation system, adding lots of wood chips, etc., all too soon by May or maybe even April it'll be time to trade in the parka for gardening duds! Its been a few years of getting underway with infrastructure in our garden in Hot Springs Montana. Just recently we tested our Sheep sorrel seed and it is ready and viable, 50% germination rate, and those tiny seeds guarantee a good outcome.

This original blog was posted on January 12, literally just a few days before...you guessed it...winter officially really started nailing us... 🙂 Boy do I sound naive! 

How Bout the Weather this Winter!

"Another six short weeks and what so far is the warmest winter I can remember in my whole life of living in Montana won't have enough blast left to make a cold snap. Hopefully there will be moisture of some sort coming, though. Our area is naturally on the dry side and we need snow in the mountains in the winter to produce a spring runoff for the valleys.... I could even rake the yard but I am holding out for snow in hopes it doesn't come to that!...It is so seductive to think maybe we'll get away without a real winter. But it being Montana and all...it always seems to come...and actually I really do like it like that. It feels 'normal.'  All I know is it is Way Too Soon to call winter a no-show..."  Winter has shown! It is still showing!

The Glad To Be Here Project

2018 was dedicated to strengthening our community connections. Danielle, Emily, myself, Hannah and Angie began volunteering at the local soup kitchen. Soup kitchens are great places to give Essiac away as there sure are ample folks in need who appreciate it. Essiac is a new idea to many, often welcome and encouraging.

In this vein, we have started a project encompassing our Flathead Valley and surrounding communities called the Glad To Be Here Project. There are many reasons for being glad to be in the heart of Western Montana, with the grandeur of Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake right out your window. We believe a little bit of the healing energy of this place is in every packet of herbs we put out. 

Glad to be here is a state of mind though, and the positive effects from Essiac can make it apply to wherever we find ourselves. There is beauty inside us no matter where we are.

However...there are people here, just like everywhere else, that live with poverty and despair because of health and other problems. We are giving Essiac herbs and/or made-up decoction ready to consume to anyone in our area who would like to try it for a few months or if in need, longer, at no charge. We will be keeping close track of the folks who want to take part in our follow-up research but for those not wishing to share their personal information, no questions asked. Essiac doesn't care about all that.

The heart of our mission is to simply put people and Essiac together. That is truly what we are about more than anything - that and encouraging others to do what we are doing, in their own communities. Say Yes to being an Essiac tea-maker and/or Sheep sorrel grower (for the root). There's a big change coming  and it's returning herbal medicine to its well-earned place at the table. "Essiac is a worthy vocation." - Gregory Klein

The Glad to Be Here Project is putting Buddhist philosophy (lovingkindness, gratitude, service) into action and it is also an experiment to see how high quality local Essiac can make a difference in lives!

The big projects and huge organizations have a role to play but we all do. What it ultimately boils down to really is about making a difference in a direct way, with benefit for giver and receiver alike from one-on-one connections, one person at a time, one day at a time. Saying "Yes" and keeping promises.

It was Rene Caisse's dream that Essiac become freely available for everyone everywhere. We CAN change the world. We were told that one person was not going to be able to, but the rest of the story is that people coming together to heal what is broken opens the doors of miraculous positive change where anything is possible. May the Force be with you!

The Hands Across the Water Project

And so the journey goes. Later this year it will lead us across the ocean to Geneva Switzerland to hear Mali Klein present at the 1st International Health Congress on Integrative Oncology for Ethical and Sustainable Patient Care...but that's another story! ~ stay tuned!

We have a new partner for sourcing Essiac done properly in Europe! We have been working closely with a team based across Germany and Switzerland, Arupa AG, to produce a fresh organic crop Sheep sorrel.  It's been two years in the making and I have now received word that the sorrel roots and tops have been successfully harvested and will be available to us in the next couple of months. Germany has long held a reputation for producing some of the finest herbal medicine in the world and we are very pleased to announce we will be offering an international sampler:  Essiac with German Sheep sorrel and Essiac with US Sheep sorrel - both top quality and certified organic!

Our new partnership with Arupa AG means that we will also be able to offer our overseas friends and customers a more local source for good quality Essiac herbs.  This will help bring down the high shipping rates considerably as well as reduce the delivery times.  For more information click here.  All teas are now in stock and can be ordered online from the link.

Thank you everyone for a great 2018! May our world be blessed with peace and prosperity for everyone everywhere in 2019.

Debbie Jakovac

Owner, Blue Moon Herbs

"This is the Way of Peace: overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love." - Peace Pilgrim


Can you be allergic to Essiac?

Question #1 from the Rene Caisse Essiac Tea Users Group

Mali Klein clears up a misconception in the group about her possibly being allergic to Essiac.


The Fascination of Essiac with Mali Klein: The Medicine Man

This video was shot in Polson MT in June 2018 when Mali Klein came to visit us at Blue Moon Herbs. Mali has been involved with Essiac since  November 1993. Her full final analysis of the subject is in the pages of the Essiac Essentials Handbook.  Mali shares her insights into the big picture of Essiac's journey from when it came into the greater world from the wilderness in the early 1890s and how it progressed over time to its present place in herbal medicine. Enjoy!