For those who are suffering from chronic constipation, enema turns out to be a sure-shot treatment. Enema involves the introduction of water or a choice of enema solution into the colon via the rectum using enema equipment such as enema bag kits or a stainless steel enema kit. The solution helps with softening the stool and helps with a smooth bowel evacuation. Enema is most used as a last resort to ease out constipation once you have tried all the other option to ease out constipation available.
There is a bunch of ready to use enema kits available in the market but for those who love to do things on your own, there are some easy and effective DIY enema solutions which you can make and try at home. If administered properly, a homemade enema may get you the desired results without any side effects.
There are a number of homemade recipes which you can try for your enema session. But you need an enema kit which can either be a disposable or a reusable one.
There are a number of enema solutions you can try at home. Below we have mentioned some of the easiest and the most effective enema solutions which you can try.
Castile soap– Castile soap is absolutely safe to use as it is made of natural oils. Castile soap is available in both liquid and bar form but for enema, the liquid one is preferred. To prepare the castile soap enema, dissolve 9 ml of castile soap in 1.5 liters of filtered water. Make sure the temperature of the water does not exceed 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coffee enema– Coffee enema may sound weird at first but it is also considered the most effective ingredient to ease constipation. It also detoxifies the liver and the gallbladder and helps with flushing out the toxins from the body.
Olive oil enema– Another great at home recipe for easing constipation is using olive oil. Combine 2 tbsp. olive oil in 1.5 liters of warm filtered water. The water temperature should fall somewhere in between 102 to 104 degree Fahrenheit. When compared to castile soap, castor oils work much more efficiently at softening the stools.
Salt water enema– Salt water enema is just filtered water and salt solution. Adding salt to water ensures that the amount of water exchanged to and from the colon is minimized. This prohibits the kidneys and bladder from absorbing a lot of water and reduces your urge to pee during the enema session.