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Posted by on Oct 15, 2010 in Uncategorized |

Papaya and Essiac Tea as Cancer Remedies?!?

A friend of mine has been battling cancer for several years now.  She is a native of Pittsburgh but had moved to NYC to pursue her dream of dancing and singing.  When the doctors in her adopted city told her there was nothing left for them to do, she moved back home to be with family.  She has been seeing doctors here in Pittsburgh at the Hillman Cancer Center.  I was able to talk to her the other day for the first time in a long time.  She is so filled with positive energy it is hard for me to imagine she may lose this battle.  In fact, I can’t understand how someone who ate so healthfully, exercised, and lived life “the way” one is supposed to for good health can be losing a battle to cancer.  She is only 33 years old. 

I always believe that things are put on the table for us when we need them.  Last week at the Pittsburgh Public Market, I was approached by a woman.  She spoke broken english and I couldn’t tell what her native tongue may have been, but she asked me if I carried papaya tea.  I replied, “I do not.”  I then inquired why she was looking for that kind of tea.  She said, “cancer”.  Could this be a sign…. THE sign for which I had been praying for all night the night before?  After that point, I was glued to my droid looking up papaya tea and all that is written about it.  I found myself so consumed with finding out if this herb could help my friend that my usual efforts to lure people to my booth were squelched.  In the end, I found these websites with great info on them concerning papayas and papaya tea.

http://www.naturalnews.com/026372_cancer_papaya_enzymes.html

http://news.health.ufl.edu/2010/9267/colleges/college-of-medicine/uf-researchers-find-cancer-fighting-properties-in-papaya-tea/

Another remedy with claims that it fights cancer is Essiac Tea.  Essiac tea has quite an interesting history.  It is a recipe that Ojibway Natives from Canada used to cure cancer.  Here is the official website that contains the history of the tea and how Rene Caisse (Essiac is Caisse backward) came into the recipe:

http://www.essiacinfo.org/

I found the recipe in an old book found at half priced books and have made it for family and friends who were battling cancer. Unfortunately, I think it had come too late for those I’ve made it for in the past.  Earlier this week I ordered the components to make it again for my friend.  I am filled with hope that this may help her.  I really hope it can. 

Bee Well.  Drink Tupelo Honey Teas.

The Tea Lady