The History and Benefits of Coffee Enemas

Enemas have been used in many different cultures and have been called the “one of the oldest medical procedures still in use today.” The use of enemas was recorded in early Greece and Egypt and they were also used in ancient China, Babylonia, India and Sumeria. Today, we have sterile enema bags and tubing, but In ancient times enema kits were constructed from a hollowed-out leg bone and a dried animal bladder. 

Using coffee in enemas did not start until WWI. Soldiers were often treated for pain using morphine, which would make them constipated. The nurses treated this symptom with enemas. One of the nurses proposed using the leftover coffee that was constantly being made for the weary doctors and surgeons in the enemas, assuming the beneficial effects it had on the doctors might show up for the patients as well.

Subsequent studies done in the 1920s by German scientists found that enemas containing caffeine solutions would open the body’s bile ducts and activate the production of bile in the liver. Dr. Max Gerson, who developed dietary treatments for many diseases, went on to study it further in the 1930’s, and found that “patients cannot be expected to consume the therapeutically necessary daily amount of at least one liter of coffee by drinking it.” He encouraged his patients that had tuberculosis and various types of cancer to use coffee enemas as a means of detoxification.

When coffee is used as an enema, it is absorbed through the descending colon and into the hemorrhoidal vein, where it is transported to the portal vein, and directly to the liver. After a coffee enema, glutathione S-transferase enzyme, the enzyme system that removes free radicals from the bloodstream and is said to prevent and treat certain kinds of cancer, increases the by 600 to 700 percent.

Every cell of blood in the body passes through the liver every three minutes. Retaining the coffee solution for 12-15 minutes each time a coffee enema is used is essential to gain the full benefit of the dialysis that occurs. Coffee enemas are more of a preventative care practice then a medical procedure these days and help you maintain a healthy liver through detoxification. They have many different positive effects on the body, such as the following:

  • Removal of toxins
  • Detoxification of the liver and colon
  • Pain reliever
  • Constipation relief
  • Aids in release of depression and anxiety
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improve digestion

The herbal properties of coffee act as an astringent cleans the mucus layer off the surface of the colon and rids the body of toxins that build up along the membrane. Along with the mucus layer, the other pockets containing parasites, toxins, yeast and bacteria are washed away with the coffee solution. The coffee solution also works as an on/off switch for your colon and will cause it to evacuate completely. Repeated enemas can work to remove residual food buildup caused by red meat, dairy or gluten — food items not easily digested by the human body.

Dr. Nuzum recommends that you do a series of coffee enemas to ensure that you rid your body of all potential toxins residing in your colon. A typical regimen would include one enema per week for four weeks during an initial cleanse. Following that, doing two enemas per week for four weeks will allow your body to truly clean itself out. Once you are in the maintenance phase, one enema every two months is enough.

Cleansing your body of all bacteria, parasites and toxins in your colon will help you feel more clear headed and healthier than ever. Dr. Nuzum recommends doing a coffee enema during his two week detox program to assist with the dietary cleanse.