i hope everything is ok with you
eek! when i hear the words essiac tea i always immediately think cancer. sensitive subject for me.
i gave it to my mom when we found out that she had cancer. i have read a lot about it and have some info on it somewhere around here, i'll look for it. very interesting stuff.
as far as how it works though, i believe it made a difference. unfortunately it seems to work against some of the cancer drugs commonly prescribed. i can't recall exactly which ones but there was some debate over whether she should keep drinking the tea or taking the drugs. she ended up taking the tea. i would say that she had a relatively painless death. tea or not? who knows, but for my part i would take the natural route any day. and it seems that it would be good for you no matter if you happened to be sick or not.
i'll post more when i find the literature.