The Healing Power of Coffee Enemas

Despite a flurry of recent press, coffee enemas aren’t new. They’ve been around since the 1800’s and gained popularity in 1950’s as part of the cancer treatments at the Gerson Institute, a natural hospital that was experiencing success in curing cancer. When inserted directly into the colon, coffee is believed to help cure digestive disorders including constipation, improve gut health and also help flush out bacteria, fungus, yeast and even heavy metals.

Coffee enemas also help increase antioxidant activity, support the liver and cause it to increase bile production, which helps digestion and excretion. It can take a few sessions to get used to the process but once you’ve done it a few times, it’ll be quick and easy. Read on to learn how.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Enema bag
  • (These are sold at natural pharmacies. Get one with a hose attached and a hook to hang the bag above you when you do your enema.
  • Organic Coffee, ground ( I highly recommend using S.A. Wilsons)
  • Three cups filtered water
  • Coconut oil

Make the Coffee
Add two tablespoons of organic coffee to three cups of filtered water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. The coffee should be little warmer than room temperature. Filter out the coffee grinds. It’s important that no grinds remain in the liquid.

Prepare the Enema
Hang the enema bag in your shower or bath, at least one meter from the bottom of the tub or shower. Fill the enema bag with the warm liquid, making sure that the enema bag clamp is closed to stop the flow of liquid. Coat the nozzle of the enema with coconut oil. Place some old towels near by.

Perform the Enema
Lie down in the tub or on the bathroom floor. Insert the nozzle into your rectum, release the enema bag’s clamp and allow the coffee to fill your colon. Hold the coffee in you for 12–15 minutes. You can do half of the bag at a time to start.  You may struggle to hold the full 12-15 minutes your first few times but overtime you will become a pro. Release into the toilet. You’re done!

IMPORTANT: Consult your natural health-care provider before doing an enema. Coffee enemas aren’t safe for kids or pregnant women. Those who have experienced anal tears or hemorrhoids in the past should proceed with caution. You can do a coffee enema as often as once a week. If you’re trying to cure a digestive disorder, you can do one as often as once a day, but this should only be done under the supervision of your natural health care provider.