Essiac tea: scavenging of reactive oxygen species and effects on DNA damage.

@article{Leonard2006EssiacTS,
  title={Essiac tea: scavenging of reactive oxygen species and effects on DNA damage.},
  author={S. Leonard and D. Keil and Tracey Mehlman and S. Proper and X. Shi and G. K. Harris},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={
          288-96
        }
}
Essiac, a tea reportedly developed by the Ojibwa tribe of Canada and widely publicized as a homeopathic cancer treatment, is prepared from a mixture of four herbs Arctium lappa, Rumex acetosella, Ulmus rubra and Rheum officinale. Each of these herbs has been reported to possess antioxidant and anti-cancer activity. Essiac itself has also been reported to demonstrate anti-cancer activity in vitro, although its effects in vivo are still a matter of debate. We prepared an extract of Essiac tea… Expand
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