|Were always getting calls about Essiac, asking about how it works
and how to use it. Heres a sampling of the types of questions, along with the
answers to them.
questions about the Gaia Herbs 1-oz bottle of Essiac, click
|What is Essiac?
Essiac is an ancient Indian recipe that contains these four herbs: Sheep Sorrel,
Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Bark, and Rhubarb Root
|What is Essiac useful for treating in ferrets?
Weve had phenomenal success treating Lymphomas and Lymphosarcomas in
ferrets, and some success using it for megaesophagus. And it can be helpful for lowering
blood sugar in diabetic ferrets.
Weve also used it for treating some non-specific cancers
one of our rescues had cancerous growths in her feet. One foot had to be removed, but the
Essiac seemed to help reduce the growths in the other three, and she continued to live a
long, happy life after the surgery.
Some people claim its also good for treating adrenal disease, but
we havent seen a substantial improvement using Essiac for treating that type of
|What is the proper dosage for Essiac?
To learn how we use Essiac to treat ferrets, click here.
|Your description says you mix Essiac with A/D
to give it to the ferrets. What is A/D?
Hills A/D, a prescription cat food, available through most veterinarians.
|My ferret wont eat A/D. Is that the only
way he can take Essiac?
No. We use A/D because its
convenient, and the ferrets seem to like it. The object is to use something the ferret
will eat completely, without any difficulty.
Other things you can try are chicken baby food, chicken gravy, or even a
little Ferrevite and water, mixed into a soup. Whatever you can get your ferret to take
completely, and get all the way down into its stomach should work fine.
For one of our ferrets who wouldnt eat A/D, we added a capful of
Essiac to her water bowl. This seemed to work just as well, and it wasnt long before
she wouldnt drink just plain water; it had to have the Essiac mixed in.
You can even mix it with an equal amount of water and syringe it into
the ferrets mouth; but remember, this can stress the ferret, which can cause more
problems than it cures.
|Can I use Essiac while using other medications?
Weve used Essiac for our ferrets at the same time as
other medications, such as deximethesone and prednisone, without any problem. And
weve never heard of any interaction problems, from anyone else whos used it.
However, if you have any questions about using it for your ferrets, you
should consult your vet.
|Is Essiac available through the New
No. Its available at a number of
sites, all over the internet, and through many local
health food stores.
For specific questions about the Gaia
Herbs, 1-oz bottle of Essiac, click here.
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