What is a coffee enema? Why would someone do a coffee enema? Is there any history behind the coffee enema? In this article, we will answer all of those questions! Keep reading to learn everything you want to know about coffee enemas.

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What Is A Coffee Enema?

A coffee enema is a natural method that involves inserting coffee into the rectum. According to the Gerson Institute, a coffee enema has the primary purpose of “removing toxins accumulated in the liver and removing free radicals from the bloodstream.”

History Of Coffee Enemas

Coffee enemas have been around for a very long time!

  • Ancient texts mention Egyptians using enemas in 1500 B.C.
  • History shows that Babyloanians and Assyrians in 500 A.D., Ancient Greeks and Africans in 600 A.D., and the wealthly in the middle ages all used enemas
  • In the late 1800s, coffee enemas were used as a healing modality
  • Injured soilders in World War II experienced healing and relief from pain when nurses started using leftover coffee for their enemas
  • Dr. Max Gerson began using coffee enemas as a part of his protocol to heal cancer and other diseases
  • Coffee enemas now have a lot of research and are used to treat a wide variety of aliments and for overall wellbeing

Why Would Someone Do A Coffee Enema?

According to FlowingFree.org, “enemas have been used as an effective cleansing and healing practice for centuries. Both Allopathic and Alternative Medicine promote the use of enemas for restoring and maintaining health. The ancient healing science of Ayurveda has valued the use of enemas in it’s cleansing therapy (panchakarma) for over 5000 years.”

A few reasons someone may choose to do a coffee enema:

  • Constipation relief
  • Relief from gas and bloating
  • Colon cleansing
  • Reducing body’s toxic load
  • Elimination of intestinal parasites
  • Reduction of candida overgrowth
  • Relief from inflammation
  • Relief from chronic health conditions
  • Relief from brain fog
  • Improving overall health and well-being

Coffee Enema Benefits

  • Increases production of glutathione
  • Stimulates the liver to produce more bile
  • Detoxes the liver, specifically phase 2 detox
  • Relieves headaches and migraines
  • Drastically improves skin health
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Fights symptoms of depression
  • Improves mental clarity and focus/reduces brain fog
  • Alleviates constipation
  • Reduces body’s toxin load
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Accelerates cellular regeneration
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Reduces chronic pain and inflammation
  • Reduces candida
  • Eases menstrual cramps and bloating
  • Repairs digestive tissue
  • Increases energy levels
  • Eliminates parasites
  • Supports detox pathways

For more specific details, check out our guide to coffee enema benefits.

Coffee Enema Supplies

How To Do A Coffee Enema

  1. Put coffee grounds and water into a pot on the stove and cover with a lid. Use 3 tablespoons of ground coffee per every 3 cups of distilled water.
  2. Bring the water to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
  4. Pour brewed coffee through a strainer.
  5. Wait for coffee to cool or add additional distilled water to cool. Coffee is ready to use when you can comfortably put your pinky in the coffee for 10 seconds. Tip – I usually put 1/2 of a cup of water on the stove with 3 tablespoons of water. In a separate cup, I measure out 2 cups of distilled water. Then I do not have to wait for my coffee to cool.
  6. Assemble your coffee enema bucket and tube.
  7. Prime your enema tube.
  8. Lube the tip with coconut oil.
  9. Place the coffee enema bag or bucket at the level of a doorhandle.
  10. Lay on your left side and insert.
  11. Remain on your left side while the coffee enters your body.
  12. When all coffee is out of the bucket/bag, remove the tip and roll to your right side.
  13. Retain the enema for 12-20 minutes.
  14. Go to the toilet and release the coffee, toxins and waste from your body.
  15. Replenish your body with water and clean your enema supplies.

Bottom Line

If you’re new to coffee enemas, all of this information may seem overwhelming. I felt this way too when I first got started. Take it step-by-step and know that it’s a learning process! What other questions do you have about coffee enemas?