How to make Herbal suppositories?
Suppositories are commonly made from a combination of cocoa butter and another semifluid oil such as coconut or vegetable oil such as sesame oil. Suppositories are typically indicated for vaginal infections and inflammation, cervical dysplasia, rectal fissures, and hemorrhoids. (Romm) I have used aromatic suppositories for the treatment of both hemorrhoids and a rectal fissure with great success. The term suppository is derived from the Latin
“something placed beneath’. Pesssary
is an interchangeable term, referring specifically to a vaginal suppository. One can make herbal or aromatic suppositories to address the conditions listed above. According to Schnaubelt (2011), French-style aromatherapy has found (rectal) suppositories to be hugely effective in the treatment of serious acute and chronic bronchitis. Essential oils delivered via (rectal) suppositories go directly to the lung tissues, specifically the lower bronchial capillaries. They are fed directly into the heart-lung circulatory system without first being subjected to biotransformation by the liver detoxification enzyme system. Consequently, they reach the lower bronchial capillaries in their original lipophilic and volatile state, still capable of eliminating pathogenic microorganisms and dissolving and expectorating mucus.
When are they indicated?
As stated above, suppositories are indicated for vaginal infections and inflammation, cervical dysplasia, rectal fissures, and hemorrhoids and for acute or chronic bronchitis. For vaginal infections and inflammation and cervical dysplasia use vaginal suppositories. For rectal fissures, hemorrhoids, and bronchitis or respiratory infections use rectal suppositories.
How to make:
The ingredients you will need include: 20 gms of Organic cocoa butter (about 1/4 cup) 10mls Organic sesame oil OR coconut oil (about 1 tablespoon)