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Some people should take caution before considering to take Esseniac Tea.  In any case where health is a concern, people should consult a healthcare professional before taking this product.  Please read this page and take these points into consideration before using Esseniac Herbal Tea.

If you are pregnant, nursing or trying to conceive please consult a healthcare professional.  This tea contains constituents which may increase blood flow to the pelvic region and stimulate menses.  Safety of the herbs have not been determined for small children.  Properties of this tea may pass through the mother's milk to the infant.

If you have kidney disease, are prone to kidney stones, or kidney infections you should be aware that he varying amounts of oxalic acids in this tea may be irritating to the kidneys.  Drinking plenty of water will help alleviate this.

If you have a bowel obstruction or diarrhea please note that properties in this tea - specifically in the Turkey Rhubarb - promote peristalsis (the action by which the bowel moves it's contents through).  In the case of diarrhea, valuable fluids and electrolytes are lost through the rapid emptying of the intestines.  Prolonged diarrhea can result in dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.

If you have ulcers or colitis.  The Turkey Rhubarb has an action of being a laxative or cathartic (depending on how much you take).  Some properties in this root can be highly irritating to ulcers and colitis, exacerbating (or worsening) these conditions.

If you have a history of increased levels of iron in your blood, usually related to the way your digestive tract absorbs nutrients.  The tea contains varying amounts of iron. If you have been advised not to take in foods/herbs that contain substantial amounts of iron, this tea should not be taken.

If you have tumors that are encroaching on a major blood supply or an area of an organ that expansion of the tumor could have dire consequences, please consult with your doctor to find out if this applies to you.  In Rene's work, she reportedly noticed that in the beginning phase of a person taking this tea, the tumor could appear to enlarge before it began to break down.

If you have a brain tumor the tumor may initially grow, then break down.  This can be extremely detrimental in the brain tissue.  Rapid or excess growth can put pressure on areas of the brain that affect body/mental function.  If the tumor would break down, it can release pieces of the malignant tissue which could cause a stroke.


WHEN TO USE CAUTION BEFORE TAKING ESSIAC:

Those who are taking anticoagulant therapy/drugs.  This tea contains constituents which may affect blood clotting.  Advise your physician that you are taking this tea.  If he/she detects any changes in your laboratory values, discontinue the tea immediately.

Diabetics who are insulin dependant may need to adjust their dosage - also those on anti-diabetes medications.  All diabetics should monitor their blood sugar closely while on this tea.  Some of the constituents in this tea can affect the way glucose and insulin are taken up in the cells and utilized.  Many people find they need less medication while taking this tea.  This is not always the case, but is worthy of mention.

Consult with your physician if you have had a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder).   As this tea stimulates many of the digestive organs and processes, your doctor may deem it inadvisable for you to take this tea.

Persons with osteoporosis should consult with their physician.  Reports show that oxalic acid (present in the tea) can interfere with calcium metabolism.

If you are taking cardiac glycosides (such as Digoxin), ask your physician to monitor you closely for possible toxicity of the drug.  Some constituents in this tea may assist the body to utilize the drug(s) more efficiently.


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