The use of coffee in enemas for detoxification purposes is well known. It is a common herbalogical remedy that has been suggested by holistic and alternative medicine professionals for many years.
The Coffee Enema for Liver Detoxification
The coffee enema has been used for many years to detoxify the liver. It is a low-volume enema that remains only in the sigmoid colon. There is a duct between the sigmoid colon and the liver called the entero-hepatic circulation system. When the stool reaches this point, it contains many toxins, which are sent to the liver for detoxification. The coffee enema will increase the transit time in the bowel. The caffeine that is absorbed into the entero-hepatic system causes the liver ducts, including the bile ducts, to empty into the sigmoid colon and be eliminated. Releasing the toxins in the liver ducts, makes room for toxins from the body to enter the liver for detoxification. The alkaloids in the caffeine stimulate the production of glutathione-S-transferase, which is an enzyme that facilitates the liver detoxification pathways.
Coffee enemas will not waste minerals and electrolytes because they have already been absorbed in the previous sections of the intestines. The coffee enema is safe even for people who are sensitive to caffeine because the coffee remains in the sigmoid colon, where it will not be absorbed, provided the proper amount is used and the enema bag is not place too high.
Boil 1 quart of water in a non-aluminum pot. Add 2 tablespoons or more of coffee and continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove pot from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of unsulfured molasses (optional). Cool to 90 degrees F. or less. Pour the coffee mixture through a fine mesh strainer into two 1 cup measuring cups. Clamp the end of the enema bag. Pour 1 cup of filtered coffee mixture into the enema bag. Release the clamp until the coffee begins to flow out, then clamp the bag again immediately.
Hang the enema bag at a height of about 3 feet, not higher. Lie on the floor and gently insert the nozzle. Use vegetable oil on the nozzle if needed. Release the clamp and let the coffee mixture flow into the sigmoid colon. Clamp the tubing as soon as there is a sensation of ”fullness” or when the enema bag is empty and remove the nozzle. If possible, without forcing yourself, retain the enema for 10 minutes, then empty your bowel.
After emptying your bowel, repeat the process with the remaining (1 cup) of coffee mixture. If you cannot hold 1 cup of coffee mixture enema, take several smaller enemas.
When the bile duct empties, you will hear or feel a squirting sensation in the area of your right rib cage. After feeling the bile emptying, you can stop taking enemas for that day.
If you do not feel the bile duct emptying after one week of daily enemas, increase the strength of the coffee or take slightly larger volume enemas.
You should not feel nervous or jittery after the enema because the coffee does not get absorbed systemically. If you do feel nervous, jittery, have palpitations, or irregular heartbeats, after a coffee enema, reduce the amount of coffee by half or more.
Repeat enemas as needed to detoxify chemical toxins and/or allergic reactions.
You will need to buy a re-usable enema kit, available at most pharmacies. They are usually disposable (although they can be cleaned and reused for several months) and they are inexpensive.
Organic coffee, any roasting level will do.
French Press pot.
Preparing the Coffee
Bring 8 cups of water to a boil.
Grind eight heaping spoonfuls of organic coffee. Put it in a french press pot.
Pour the water over the coffee grounds and let it steep then cool for one hour.
After this amount of time, the liquid should be about body temperature. If you stick your finger in the water it should be lukewarm, but not hot.
Press the coffee grounds to the bottom, then pour the coffee liquid into the enema bag.
Follow the directions that accompany the enema kit. Lie on your right side, inject and retain the coffee for 10-20 minutes.
I recommend lightly massaging your abdomen from left to right (up the left side, and then left to right just below the navel).
Additionally, I recommend changing positions while retaining the coffee. After a few minutes turn over onto your back, a few minutes later switch to your left side before evacuating your bowels.
The effects of a coffee enema are different than a saline enema. The most important difference between a saline enema and a coffee enema is the presence of caffeine in the coffee. Caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, combine to stimulate the relaxation of smooth muscles causing dilatation of blood vessels and bile ducts. The effects of having a coffee enema are not the same as drinking coffee. The veins of the anus are very close to the surface of the tissue. The caffeine is therefore absorbed more quickly (and in higher concentration) than it is in when coffee is drunk.
Coffee has a chemical makeup that is stimulative. The enzymes in coffee, known as palmitates, help the liver carry away the toxins in bile acid. The coffee is absorbed into the hemorrhoidal vein, then taken up to the liver by the portal vein. With the bile ducts dilated, bile carries toxins away to the gastro-intestinal tract. Simultaneously, peristaltic activity is encouraged because of the flooding of the lower colon. Thus, when the colon is evacuated, the toxins and bile are carried out of the body.
Coffee Enema Recipe:
In a non-metal pot or saucepan:
empty 4 cups of filtered or distilled water
3/4 cup of organic coffee enema (finely ground) from health store
Stir in the coffee to make sure all is mixed in the water,
then: bring to a boil and boil for 3 to 5 minutes (while stirring occasionally)
Reduce heat and cover pot or saucepan with lid and let simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
Remove from stove element and let coffee enema cool down to room temperature
Strain coffee through fine sieve to remove as many coffee grinds as possible.
Because of the boiling process, some of the water evaporated, so add plain filtered or distilled water to the coffee to bring it up to 4 full cups.
Store the coffee in a sealed container and keep refrigerated.
The instructions I read said coffee enema stays good for 4 to 5 days and should be used within that time for optimum benefits.
Coffee Enema Set Up:
In a large measuring container (at least 4 cup size):
Pour 1 cup of the concentrated organic coffy from the container in the fridge.
Add 3 cups of filtered or distilled water to make 4 cups total.
Pour diluted koffee into a saucepan and heat it until it is lukewarm.
Immediately pour it into the bucket or bag and do right away so it doesn´t get too cool.
In whichever way is most comfortable (kneeling, squatting or laying down) gently insert tube tip into the rectum for at least 4 inches if possible.
You can lubricate it with olive oil.
If there is rectal bleeding or severe pain or swelling, it is risky to force an the tube, as this may aggravate the problem or even perforate the bowel wall.
So, it is best to wait until any bleeding or severe discomfort passes before doing an douche.
It is best to place the bag bucket about 18 inches to 2 feet above floor level so gravity will send the coffee downward to your colon.
Any higher may result in too fast a flow and cause abdominal cramping and gas.
If the bucket is too low then the flow will be too slow.
Just make sure the level of the bag bucket is best for your particular comfort and needs.
Each person has a different preference.
After the tube is inserted as far as is comfortable, lay down on your Left Side and allow the lukewarm coffy to enter your colon.