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Castor Oil Enema: Safe and Effective

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Enema is introduction of liquids into the rectum as Wikipedia states. Ayurvedic therapy offers oil enemas as a component of a cleansing therapy. Castor oil is one of the best oils for oil enemas so castor oil enema can be used by weak and elderly people, those who cannot conduct high-volume enemas.

Castor oil enema benefits

Castor oil is used for constipation treatment. It is a natural laxative. It has a purgative effect. In addition to it there are  other benefits castor oil enema will have:

  • stools softening
  • rectum lubrication
  • relief from bloating and gas


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How to administer castor oil enema

  1. Castor oil enema is a little bit messy to make. First of all, you need the right equipment. Buy a bulb syringe or a standard syringe for castor oil enema. Its size of 6-8 oz is enough. You may even find special rectal and enema syringes on sale.
  2. There is no much preparation needed for castor oil enema. Just make it after a meal. Of course, you need to choose a comfortable place and make sure that you have at least 30 minutes for your disposal.
  3. Take 2-3 oz of castor oil. It is better of the oil is organic and cold-pressed. Ask your pharmacist for the right oil.
  4. The next step is to heat the oil a little bit. Put the oil in a bowl and place in warm water. Or you may heat it on the stove. Make sure that the temperature is not above 104 degrees F. Then fill in the syringe and squeeze it to get rid of unnecessary air.
  5. Lie on the left side and make your castor oil enema.
  6. After you administer enema you need to wait for 30 minutes. Make sure that the oil doesn’t go out. Then you may go to the toilet.

Attention! You may have possible oil leaks during the day of your castor oil enema.

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Contradictions to castor oil enema are:

  • diarrhea
  • diabetes
  • consumption of poison
  • cold or flu
  • indigestion
  • obesity