|It is helpful to know the effectiveness of different enema solutions.
Some specialists recommend nothing but distilled water, (especially advocates of fasting),
while some say water irritates the colon. What irritates the colon to cause peristalsis is
distending the colon wall with the solution.
Water weights 1.11 lbs. per 500 mL. just over 16ozs. So if you use a 2 quart enema it will add about 2¼ lbs.of weight
Flaxseed tea enema makes a soothing solution when in the colon.
Acidophilus milk enema adds to the friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract. Do Not use if your lactose intolerant
Coffee solution stimulates the bowel and liver to produce more bile.
Oil Solution Can offset the possible depleting aspects of colon irrigation while helping in the eliminative process. Oils, such as sesame or castor, are useful since they are calming to the nervous system.
Herbal Solution Combine herbs from the four categories according to individual situation, and desired effect. Bitter herbs (wormwood, gentian, yarrow, turmeric, golden seal, aloe, willow bark) aid in the release of bile, help parasites, hypertension, fevers and heat.
Astringent herbs (comfrey root, slippery elm, bayberry bark, myrrh) tone the intestinal tissue and aid in prolapsed and hemorrhoids.
Spice herbs; red peppers, ginger, mustard seeds, cardamom, basil, oregano, marjoram, thyme, garlic, onion) stimulate circulation, aid digestion and eliminate gas.
Calming herbs (lavender, catnip,
comfrey, valerian root, ) alleviate gas and are calming to the nervous system.
Nutritive Solution -For weak digestion and assimilation,
deficient favorable bacteria, combine fermented barley or whole grain water,
combined with a tea of meat, chicken, sesame.
Do not use enemas or laxatives if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present
unless directed by your health care provider.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative or enema may indicate a serious condition.
Discontinue use and consult your health care provider.
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