Main Function of the liver

  • To receive nutrients from digestion, package and ship them out
  • To regulate glucose
  • To store nutrients (iron, Vit.B12, Vit. A) as necessary
  • To breakdown and eliminate hormones
  • To eliminate cholesterol through its conversion to bile salts
  • To detoxify blood: liver filters entire blood supply every 3 minutes

The Coffee Enema


  • Vital part of detoxification process of the Gerson Therapy. They stimulate the liver to increase the production of bile.
  • Not to clear out the intestines, but liquid in the colon stimulates peristalsis
  • Juices/Coffee enemas ratio: 3:1

Benefits of Detoxification

  • Increased cell energy production
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Tissue repair
  • Cellular regeneration
  • Pain relief- reducing edema and toxic pressure on nerve endings and tumors
  • Alleviate symptoms (depression, confusion, nervous tension)


  • Renal, cardiac or respiratory failure or insufficiency: seek medical advice
  • Bleeding and/or ulceration in the colon tract: seek medical advice
  • Use caution if there is hypertension, tachycardia
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Patients with ileostomy

Enemas: Three types

  1. The coffee enema
  2. Usually administered to most patients
  3. On full therapy; 5 times daily
  • The chamomile tea enema
  • Does not replace coffee enemas
  • May be used in weakened patients or when ulceration/bleeding in colon or spasms
  • Half strength coffee/chamomile tea when irritation of gut or unable to tolerate full strength coffee enema
  • The castor oil treatment
  • Much stronger detoxification
  • Stimulates release of bile, which conjugates with toxins
  • Castor oil binds bile and toxins and gets them out of the system
  • Should be taken only under construction

Coffee enema recipe

  • 15 rounded tablespoons for 5 coffee enemas 
  • Bring distilled water to a boil
  • Boil coffee for 3 to 5 minutes (uncovered)
  • Simmer coffee for 15 minutes on low heat (covered)
  • Add concentrate evenly to jars
  • Add distilled water to fill jars to the top
  • Put on lids once coffee has cooled

Recipe and Preparation

  1. You will need the correct type of coffee; organic, medium roast, medium ground and with caffeine. If too dark; acrylamides
  2. Boil 1 qt of distilled or filtered water in a saucepan
  3. Add 3 rounded tablespoons of coffee into saucepans
  4. Boil 3 minutes uncovered and then simmer covered for 15”
  5. Use the strainer (metal mesh or cotton cloth)
  6. Add water to complete 1 quart
  7. Let it cool to body temperature

Recipe for concentrated solution

  1. Place in a saucepan
  2. 12 rounded tablespoons of coffee
  3. 1 quart of distilled or RO water
  4. Boil for 3 minutes uncovered
  5. Cover, lower heat to minimum and simmer for 15 minutes
  6. Strain, pour into a 1 qt. jar and add water to make a full quart
  7. May be stored in the refrigerator for two days

Setting Up

  1. Wash bucket before first use
  2. Snip off ending of tubing in order to attach to red rubber tube. You may cut a larger portion if desired
  3. Eat a small piece of fruit to activate the gastric tract if taken on an empty stomach
  4. Enema bucket height: no greater than 18 to 24 inches (45-60) cm above the body

Coffee Enema: Administration

  1. Hang the enema bucket or place it on a flat surface (toilet seat or bathtub)
  2. If hanged, make sure the bucket is not too high from the ground
  3. Lie on your right side with your knees bent
  4. Lubricate tip of catheter
  5. Place catheter into the rectum, before releasing the flow, 5-8 inches
  6. Open clamp as coffee will start to flow slowly
  7. If cramping occurs, lower the bucket or close clamp for 30 seconds. Then raise back to the original level
  8. If solution doesn’t flow, lift the bucket for 30 seconds or until coffee starts to flow again. Then, lower back to the original level
  9. You may need to mix the coffee solution to avoid blockage of tube by coffee silt
  10. Once bucket is empty, hold coffee enema for 15 minutes
  11. Then release in toilet.

Chamomile Tea Enema


  1. Place flowers and water in a saucepan
  2. Boil for 5 minutes and strain
  3. Use when cooled to body temperature

The Castor Oil Treatment


  • If you have had previous chemotherapy- maybe after 6 months (2tbsp. /enema only)
  • Extremely weakened liver- hepatitis, liver disease, liver metastases
  • Ulcers/ bleeding/ inflammation – anywhere in the gastro intestinal tract
  • Severe diarrhea

To make the castor oil enema

  • One prepared coffee enema
  • 3-4 tablespoon of castor oil
  • Bile powder
  • 4-4 drops of vegetable (castile) soap


  1. Use a separate bucket for this enema. No catheter or connector is needed.
  2. Blend castor oil, ox bile and soap until emulsified
  3. Pour warm coffee enema into bucket and mix soap into it.
  4. Administer the enema as you would the regular coffee enema
  5. Keep stirring while enema solution flows in

Cleaning the Equipment

  • After each use, rinse with hot, soapy water, running it through the tube as well. Then, run clean H2O
  • Place it upside down, leaving some room for air to flow and dry it out. Or dry out with a clean towel.
  • Deep cleaning: run through 1 part H2O2 and 3 parts H20
  • Caution: If plastic tube is kept attached to the bucket, it will become loose and slip off
  • Do not share your bucket

Castor oil bucket

  • Rinse with hot soapy water
  • Use paper towel to remove oily residues


Enema bucket kit:


  • Gerson Store
  • Café mam “Therapy Roast and Therapy Grind”
  • Any store as long as it is organic, medium roast, medium ground and caffeinated

Castor Oil

  • Health food store as long as its organic
  • Recommended brands: Home Health or the Palma Christi

Lubricant (Non petroleum, water based)

  • Any health food store or online