I have been using Essiac tea between flushes since the last one (2 weeks ago) didn't go too well. Lots of pain and swelling in the liver area and clay colored stools, which indicate bile backup in the liver. It fixed after 5 doses of Essiac tea which I took 1 oz with 2 oz of water at bedtime. Got the recipe from www.essiac-info.org and ordered the herbs from Mountain Rose herbs. They are cerified Organic. I am gonna stay on Essiac indefinately, because it has helped me.