Essiac tea with Sheep Sorrel roots included!

Can you use cheesecloth to strain the herbs?

Rene Caisse used a metal kitchen strainer to strain the Essiac decoction into bottles.  There was sediment in the bottom of the bottles which patients could shake into the serving or pour carefully to avoid including it (either way is acceptable).  There is probably a good reason Rene Caisse didn't want anything more fine than a kitchen strainer to be used. It is possible that the potency increases as the sediment sits in the decoction. Rene Caisse recommended against ever using cheesecloth or anything finer than a metal kitchen strainer to separate most, but not all, or the sediment from the decoction. We recommend to do it this way because it is how Rene Caisse did it.