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Essiac/Flor Essence (PDQ®)

  • Last Modified: 02/03/2014

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Adverse Effects

Nausea and vomiting are the only reported adverse effects associated with the use of Essiac.[1] The manufacturer of Flor Essence states that users may experience increased bowel movements, frequent urination, swollen glands, skin blemishes, flu-like symptoms, or slight headaches.[2]

References
  1. Herbal treatments. In: US Congress, Office of Technology Assessment: Unconventional Cancer Treatments. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1990. OTA-H-405, pp 71-5. Also available online. Last accessed February 3, 2014. 

  2. Flora Flor•Essence®. Burnaby, Canada: Flora Manufacturing & Distributing Ltd. Available online. Last accessed February 3, 2014.