One of the most amazing natural treatments for detoxifying the liver is the coffee enema. Charlotte Gerson and her father Dr. Max Gerson, the famous doctor who saved hundreds of incurables from their terminal diseases, used coffee enemas for helping patients with pain and detoxification of the liver. The coffee enema was used for pain in WWI when the nurses ran out of morphine. A coffee enema, when done properly, causes the liver to produce more bile, opens the bile ducts, and causes the bile to flow. In this process, a toxic liver can dump many of its toxins into the bile and get rid of them in just a few minutes.


This often gives great relief to all parts of the body, and often 
makes the difference between lying down feeling miserable and feeling good and being active. Coffee enemas are also effective in relieving pain. The Gerson therapy recommends coffee enemas, for example, may achieve relief from pain even when drugs have failed. We have seen people reduce or discontinue different painkillers like morphine, oxycontin, and other drugs with daily coffee enemas. We have also seen coffee enemas work for migraines, headaches, drug addictions, pain, and for the discomfort of a healing reaction or crisis. Coffee enemas can bring a person out of a healing reaction in minutes. A Coffee e is beneficial especially when detoxifying because some people may experience flu-like symptoms, headaches, joint pain, and other problems.

It is interesting to note that drinking a cup of coffee has an entirely different effect from that using it as a cleansing enema. Drinking coffee causes the following problems: increases reflex response; lowers blood pressure; increases heart rate; causes insomnia and heart palpitation; o the adrenals; irritates the stomach, and leaves a toxic residue in the body. A coffee enema, when done properly, will not produce these effects.                                                                                                           


 Preparing the Coffee Enema:
  1. Add 3 heaping tablespoons of ground coffee (organically grown coffee is absolutely essential*) to 1 quart of water (preferably distilled). Let it boil lightly for 3 minutes, then simmer on low heat for a total of 20 minutes. Keep the lid on. Let it cool to body temperature (until it feels lukewarm to the touch). Strain and use at body temperature.
  2. Do a cleansing enema, which is 2-3 bags of distilled water used consecutively.
  3. Then place the coffee solution in the enema bag, and instill the solution while lying on your right side, with both legs drawn in close to the abdomen. Breathe deeply in order to suck in the greatest amount of fluid into the necessary parts of the colon. It also helps to let all of the air out of the lungs and suck the gut in and out while in this position.
  4. The fluid should be retained for 12 to 15 minutes. It helps to have a clock or watch in view. Dr. Gerson found that all the caffeine is absorbed from the fluid within 12 minutes. The caffeine goes through the hemorrhoidal veins directly into the portal veins and into the liver.
  5. After 12-15 minutes, evacuate the enema into the toilet.

*The Chemicals found in commercially grown coffee could damage the liver when used as a coffee enema. Use ONLY organically grown coffee!