The Essiac Handbook tells the story of the Canadian nurse Rene Caisse who cured thousands of people of cancer with a herbal remedy which she obtained from an Ojibway medicine man in 1922. Essiac was studied by the Canadian Parliament and The Royal Cancer Commission and in 1938 was declared to be a valid remedy for cancer. In the 1950s Rene worked with Dr. Charles Brusch in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Brusch, who was John Kennedy's personal physican, also declared Essiac to be a cure for cancer. Also included are the formula for making Essiac, a description of the herbs used, an explanation of how Essiac works, and information about Essiac's therapeutic value for other immune system related illnesses such as lupus, chronic fatigue, multiple sclerosis, and Hiv/Aids. Packed with useful information, The Essiac Handbook will appeal to many.