Essiac tea is a traditional drink of the Ojibwa, a North American Indian tribe also known as the Chippewa.
It has a slightly bitter, grassy kind of flavor. It’s not a tea I’d call enjoyable, but it doesn’t taste too bad either.
The big claim about this tea is that it can help to treat cancer.
A quick look at the evidence shows that the tea has anti-inflammatory and DNA-protective properties.
However, the evidence for the tea being able to help with cancer is underwhelming.There is one animal study showing that Essiac extract (in extremely high doses) may inhibit tumor cell growth
But most importantly, there are no human studies that suggest Essiac can be an effective cancer treatment .