Herbal Enema

Natural Herbal Enemas:

Throughout the centuries, herbs have been used to heal, tone and align the body.  While herbs can be (and often are) consumed as teas, an enema is often the more efficient way of taking advantage of herbal benefits.

    An herbal enema is most often a gentle and relaxing experience, as well as being soothing and healing.  Herbs can do much for the colon.  Colon cleansing herbs not only cleanse and scrub old fecal matter and toxins, but also disinfect, expel and kill parasites.  Enemas have been reported to kill candida albicans overgrowth, destroy and remove cancer cells, stop bleeding, regulate and balance intestinal flora removing toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and help to strengthen the muscles of the colon promoting normal bowel movements.

Practically all herbal supplements adhere to the Chinese herbal medicine concept that seeks to correct internal imbalances rather than to treat symptoms alone. This therapeutic intervention is designed to encourage the self-healing process.

Colon herbal supplements can be used to detoxify the bowel and tone and strengthen the peristaltic muscles. Because most of the nutrients the body needs are absorbed through the walls of the colon, one of the major colon’s jobs is to squeeze whatever is in it to get the nutrients out, but after each squeezing the peristaltic muscles are supposed to push out what is left. When the bowel system is not working properly, the waste is not pushed out and such residue gradually coats the walls of the colon.

Herbal supplements and tonics are also intended to prevent toxic liquids from getting into the bloodstream and poison the body with toxins. Some supplements are for cleansing the bowel acting as a relaxant.  Some herbal supplements are for healing and some others are for soothing and toning the colon with the only side effect to experience more energy and wellness.

  An herbal enema has several advantages over herbal teas, while the actual product is often the same. Some people do not like the flavor of herbal teas, this isn't a drawback when used in an enema. Also when orally consumed, some active substances are attacked, weakened or destroyed by gastric juices before they can be absorbed by the body. The mucous membrane alone the intestine will absorb the active substances from a liquid injected as an enema much faster and more efficiently than drinking it, thus an enema provides the best and fastest avenue to achieve the desired results!

 Pure natural infusions are not considered to be drugs, despite their mild medicinal properties. They are great for prophylactic use and suitable not only for oral consumption or in enemas and can be used for vaginal irrigation.

Recommended strength for enema use:

1 tea bag for up to 200 cc - 2 tea bags for up to 500 cc - 3 tea bags for up to one litter - 4 to 6 tea bags for up to 2 litters
OR   1tsp. for up to 200 cc - 2 tsp. for up to 500 cc - 3 tsp. for up to one litter - 4 to 6 tsp. for up to 2 litters

Bulk herbs can certainly be used as well as 'tea bags' using the same formula. 

Preparation of enema infusion:
Pour boiling water over infusion bag's and let it draw/steep for 5-10 minutes. Remove bag's, Stir thoroughly.  Let cool or mix with cold water until the liquid has approximately body temperature. No other additives!
Never use enema water over 115º F. You can scald the colon! !

For best results we use the following procedures:
1. Start with one or two cleansing enemas to clear the colon and lower parts of the bowels and to clean the mucous membrane. Cleansing enemas should be just plain warm water or mild warm soap and water, followed by plain warm water to rinse out the soap solution.

2. Administer the herbal enema, should be held for 15-30 minutes in order to allow a maximum of active substances to be absorbed. Slow administration helps to gain time and to avoid irritations. Ideal is long, soft  rubber or silicone colon tube with small diameter, knee-chest position with elevated back and lowered chest, and administration by second person if possible.

3. Empty bowels & rest or sleep!

Volume & Frequency
Please note that there is no solid rule for the volume of enemas - they may be small or large, depending on preferences and capability. Any enema procedure should be aborted or interrupted immediately in case of any pain occurring. Please proceed with utmost care when administering enemas to yourself or others.

Frequency of herbal enemas is just as much a matter of personal preferences and opportunities. Once a month, once a week or intensive treatment daily over a short period of time is possible. The wish and desire counts more than any rule - following the common sense AND follow the calls and signals of your own body rather than any rules set up by other people.

Suggestion for intensive treatment
Consume herbal infusion  (Drink) at least 3 times daily as tea plus 1-2 times daily as enema. Repeat for 2-3 days (possibly weekend). Best results if combined with fasting - a weight reduction as side effect may be welcomed by many.

The effects of plants as described on our website are suggestions taken from the personal experience of herbal folk medicine as shown in literature on herbs and their effects. They neither claim to be complete nor do they guarantee any result or success. The use of herbs in enemas is solely at the discretion of the user.

Uses of specific herbs:

Skin conditions: lavender, rosewood, geranium, frankincense

Pain: wintergreen, Idaho balsam fir, cypress, peppermint, marjoram, copaiba, frankincense

Digestive aid: lemon, orange, peppermint, fennel, wintergreen, spearmint

Leaky gut syndrome: lemon, orange, grapefruit, fennel, lavender, rosewood, hyssop, frankincense

Cancer: tangerine, grapefruit, frankincense, myrrh, lavender, geranium, sandalwood

Gastro-intestinal infections: Thieves®, rosemary, marjoram, basil, clove, hyssop, peppermint, fennel

Detox: peppermint, Citrus Fresh®, lemon, orange, grapefruit, cypress, tangerine, grapefruit,

Irritable bowel syndrome: peppermint, wintergreen, spearmint, fennel, orange, ginger, hyssop, cypress, grapefruit, lemon

Colitis: wintergreen, Idaho balsam fir, cypress, peppermint, marjoram, copaiba, frankincense

Diverticulitis: wintergreen, Idaho balsam fir, cypress, peppermint, marjoram, copaiba, frankincense

We use a lot of both herbs and essential oils in our regimen.  Both Starwest Botanicals and Mountain Rose Herbs have superior products that I can happily recommend to anyone.  Find bulk herbs of all varieties, fresh essential oils and much more, reasonably priced.

After a colon cleanse, (and never without cleansing the colon first), implant 2 ounces of olive oil or 3-20 drops of therapeutic essentials oils. Use an implant syringe with silicone colon tube to deliver the remedy into the colon. Leave the rectal implant in the body for at least 30 minutes. These solutions are best left in the bowels for hours and are not uncomfortable to hold. You can even go about your daily activities, including sleeping, as you retain your implant. Colon implants will improve bowel regularity and be released as part of a normal bowel movement.

Directions for taking or giving an Enema:
Repeat as needed.

Be it known here, that medical science doesn't always agree with this assessment.  Not enough research is done to know the benefits of herbal enemas but there are a growing number of people who use them and are quite satisfied with the results.  Research and consult with practitioners you trust.


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Candida albicans:  is a diploid fungus that grows both as yeast and filamentous cells and a causal agent of opportunistic oral and genital infections in humans

Peristalsis:  is a radially symmetrical contraction and relaxation of muscles which propagates in a wave down the muscular tube, in an anterograde fashion. In humans, peristalsis is found in the contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract


This information is strictly educational and is not, in any way, meant to prescribe or to constitute medical advice. The information provided is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance of a healthcare professional. The author assumes no responsibility for any presumed health effects associated with using this information.