Battling Cancer with Essiac Tea
Essiac may help your pet's health by:
As a general guide for treating animals, it is best to assess the dosage according to your pet's weight.
15 to 40lbs (7 - 18kg): 1/2 ounce of tea, twice per day
40 - 80lbs (18 - 36kg): 1 ounce of tea, twice per day
Over 80lbs: 2-3 ounces of tea, twice per day
The best results are seen in animals who had a much larger dose than these recommended doses. However, an issue with large doses for pets is the amount of Rhubarb they end up taking. Rhubarb is a laxative, and that is probably the main reason it is needed in essiac. In the first 70 years of the 20th century chemotherapy regimens tended to cause constipation, and that is not the case anymore. Dogs have much shorter digestive systems than people, and they are much more susceptible to diarrhea. So the larger dose of essiac must be balanced against the amount that can be taken without causing diarrhea. One way to decide what the dose for a pet ought to be is to increase the amount until they get diarrhea and then back off.
WHO SHOULD NOT TAKE THE ESSIAC TEA:
If your dog has kidney disease, are prone to kidney stones, or kidney infections. The varying amounts of oxalic acids in this tea are irritating to the kidneys.
If your dog has have a bowel obstruction or diarrhea. Properties in this tea 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 your dog has ulcers or colitis. The Essiac 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, exacerbation (or worsening) these conditions.
If your dog has tumors that are encroaching on a major blood supply or an area of an organ that expansion of the tumor could have dire consequences. 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. (One of the reasons she was adamant that they take very small doses.) If you notice any sudden pain or untoward symptoms after beginning this tea, stop taking it.
If you have a brain tumor. In Rene Caisse’s work, she noticed that many times the tea seemed to make the tumor 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. Circulation in the brain is unlike the rest of the body.
Methods of Administering Essiac to Pets
Administer one hour before or two hours after a meal whenever possible.
Best method - directly via syringe, eye dropper, turkey baster (large pets) food dish, etc.
Alternative methods - mix with broth (beef, chicken, or fish) or with water; mix with food (if no other method works).
You should bare in mind that giving your pet essiac tea will make them thirsty, therefore make sure they have plenty of water available. This will have a secondary beneficial effects on their health, by making them drink plenty of water.
Watch for diarrhea when giving your pet essiac, if it is excessive cease giving your pet essiac until you have rid the problem and then start back on a smaller dosage..
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