Jini says:

If the blood has turned to clots, you are absolutely seeing progress!

If more blood is coming out after you do the enema, then it may be because you cannot retain the enema for long enough for the liquid to be absorbed. In this case, it is just coming back out as liquid, and ‘flushing’ blood out with the liquid.

If this is happening, you have 3 things you can try if you have issues with water absorption during the enema:

  1. Drink 1-2 tsp. of L-glutamine powder (dissolve in 4 ounces of water) 30-60 minutes before administering the enema AND on an empty stomach. This may help with the re-absorption of water from the colon.
  2. Reduce the amount of liquid you are using in the enema. Keep the herbs the same, but reduce liquid to a half cup, or 3/4 cup, or 1 cup – see what your colon can handle.
  3. Do the enema before you go to sleep at night – can you sleep 6-8 hours without getting up to void? If so, then try this. Even 4 hours would give better results – and perhaps combined with #1 or #2 above.

Lastly, try to spend most of the day lying down horizontal or resting.

TIP: Another great tip from a reader, instead of using water for the implant enema, use George’s Aloe Vera Juice!

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  • I am currently taking the Wild Oregano Oil with good results. Would it be better to wait until I am not taking it before I try the probiotic retention enema?

    1. Hi Roger,

      No, you can continue to take wild oregano oil but you may want to space out the enema 12-24 hours after your last serving of wild oregano oil so you don’t waste the probiotics.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hey,

    I am now trying this enema, but the recipe has to be reduced due to my subcolectome. I have around 18 or 19 inches left in my “large” colon.

    The first time I tried it, I did this:

    -emptied out a Fleet enema, and used that in place of enema bag.
    -used four ounces of George’s aloe vera juice instead of water.
    -used 1/2 tsp of each of the herbs the kit came with.

    I held it in for an hour, but around half of it came out in the toilet. Yesterday, I did the enema again but with water and NO aloe vera juice. I kept it in for the whole hour, and only a little bit leaked out. Although I used less than a 1/2 tsp of each herb for the recipe. The mixture looked smoother and a lot less thick. I have decided that next time I will only use 1/3 tsp of each herb since my colon is about one third the size prior to my subcolectome. If I cannot find a 1/3 tsp measurement instrument, I plan on using a heaping 1/4 tsp.

    Today, I decided to do another enema with ONLY George’s aloe vera juice. It worked. I kept the entire thing in for an hour. I figured that if aloe is so good for the gut lining, why not use it as an enema….Has anyone else ever done this?

    Tomorrow, I will do the probiotic retention enema with an emptied out fleet enema…I also have to use a third of the recipe for my colon. Maybe when I get used to the Wellness circle forum, I will start a thread on this….if it does not already exist.

    Hey, does a topic exist on the forum about aloe vera juice enemas….or using empty Fleet enemas for surgically reduced colons? I better look for it….

    Take care,


  • Hi Susan, using George’s for the Healing Implant Enema is an excellent idea!! And yes, it should be very beneficial.

    But do NOT use it for the Probiotic Retention Enema as aloe has anti-bacterial action.

  • I just finished my healing implant enema, and I am listing what I did differently this time:

    -I measured a heaping 1/4 tsp. of each herb (for my surgically reduced 18 inch large colon.)

    -I placed the herbs in a thoroughly washed and dried pasta sauce glass jar with lid.

    -I quickly heated the George’s Aloe Vera juice on the stove just to lukewarm.

    -I dumped the juice in the jar and tightly shut lid.

    -I shook it vigorously until smooth, which was actually really quick.

    -I poured the mixture into a paper cup in order to funnel it into the freshly prepared and emptied-out Fleet enema container.

    -I shut the container.

    I had already done my “number 2” and used that emptied-out fleet enema to flush my colon with warm water before I prepared the healing implant. Therefore, I just proceeded to administer the healing enema. It went beautifully and the whole enema stayed and absorbed this time now that I have the herb measurements correct.

    It was so easy to use a washed out glass jar for this recipe. It blended perfectly. It was so much easier than last time when I was over the stove for a long time squashing and flattening out lumps and bumps of herbs with a spoon.

    I have four washed-out pasta sauce jars in my kitchen cabinet right now. I use them daily for my protein shakes. I just wash them in the dishwasher. EASY!

    Take care,


    1. Hi Susan,

      We really appreciate the updates and we’re glad to hear that you’re finding the process easy and manageable. Thanks so much for sharing and we’re looking forward to hearing more about your progress!

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hello,

    I am still doing the healing implant enemas with the George’s Aloe in place of water. However, I am wondering if anyone has ever tried a vitamin retention enema containing zinc and vitamin C…

    I have been adding zinc and vitamin C to my mouthwash for years now. I got the idea years ago after a “deep cleaning,” and the dentist sent me home with a special mouthwash/rinse which contained zinc and Vitamin C (in addition to other toxins.) After I ran out, I decided to make my own. After I rinse with it, my gums are so PINK! My gums tend toward a redness, (and my late mother lost all her teeth to gum disease.)

    At any rate, I bring this up for discussion because zinc and C are also good for healthy intestinal tissue. I have considered adding zinc or C to the healing implant enema, but I am not sure if the zinc or C would negatively interact with the healing herbs.

    Another issue to think about is that zinc levels may possibly get toxic. Is that even possible? Isn’t it correct that Vitamin C levels cannot become toxic?

    Take care,


  • Susan I don’t think the vitamins would interact negatively with the herbs. You would need to research what effect/absorption C and Zinc even have in the large bowel vs. the small bowel. I would think C is fine as it absorbs well even topically (skin and intestines are similar cells). And you would also need to research Zinc toxicity levels. Google/Bing should have everything you need! Let us know how it goes if you try it.

  • Hi,

    I am finding that after I finish the enema, I have more blood coming out than usual… Is that normal?

    They are bright red and come out in clot-like with bubbles around them. And also a lot of gas too.

  • Hi Tanya,

    If you cannot retain the enema and it is just coming back out as liquid, then it could be ‘flushing’ blood out with the liquid. If this is happening, then try reducing the amount/size of the enema until your colon can get used to retaining it. Start with only 1/3 or 1/2 of the normal amount and see how your colon does with that. Then gradually increase as you can handle more.

  • Dear Jini,
    I have just finished my first probiotic retention enema yesterday I have to say that my stomach feels different and a bit more at ease. I would like to do a few more as I continue the probiotics orally. I plan on the second enema in four days. Should I do another clearing emema before the probiotic one? My hesitation is that I wouldn’t want to wash away any good bacteria that had begun to grow. I usually have one bowel movement every morning and was thinking of doing the probiotic enema after that. Thank you in advance for your advise. Best, Renee

    1. Hi Renee,

      A regular enema shouldn’t be necessary before proceeding with another probiotic retention enema. Your plan to do the enema after your morning bowel movement is sensible and should work fine. We’re glad to hear that the probiotics seem to be working well for you so far and would love to hear how it all works out.

      Kind regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi everyone,

    I have pain in my colon! A tiny bit of blood has come out but the inflammation is burning!! Help. Im desperate. What do I do? I need rapid relief.

    My stools vary by each bowerl movement; some are loose, while others are formed but long and narrow.

    Should I try the enema or the mucousa heal?

  • I cannot find the complete enema retention kit online in the ltyg shoppe.
    Only the disposable enema bag just keeps appearing.
    Are you out of the complete kit? I hope not!
    Thanks for your help,

    1. Hello Nicole,

      Unfortunately we are in the process of re-doing the kit, and only selling the enema bags at the time. However, the instructions for it is on page 108 of the Listen to Your Gut book. We get our powder from: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com
      If there is anything else we can help you with please let us know.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi! I also love the retention enema kit. How long until it is available again? Also, the probiotic retention enema is different, right? I’m also searching for that. Is it available? Thank you.

    1. Lauren,

      Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, we are in the process of reformatting the retention enema kit and unsure when it will be available again. In the meantime if you would like to make your own you can purchase the enema bag here: http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/disposable-enema-bag-1500-ml/

      And the herbs we use for it we get from this company: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/

      As for the probiotic retention enema we do not sale that as a kit, but you can buy the bags and the probiotics separately here:

      We recommend getting the probiotic powders for it.

      If you have any other questions please let us know.

  • Jini you’re the best! One question, if I do the healing implant enema (with all three herbs) before bed can I then 8-9 hours later (when I wake up) take my dose of probiotics or will they interfere with each other?

    1. Hello Tino,

      It is perfectly fine to take the probiotics the next morning after doing the enema. However if you are still bleeding Jini recommends not starting the probiotic until the bleeding has stopped. If you have any other questions please let us know.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hi, just a question re Jini’s reply (April 17) about the aloe having anti-bacterial properties. If that is so then should you ever put aloe in an enema? Will it not kill the good bacteria any time?
    PS I was reading that Neem powder is good for an enema for UC, any comments on that?

    1. Hello Jane,

      Thank you for your inquiries. Anti-bacterial products like Oregano Oil and Aloe Vera Juice can be beneficial for you in clearing out the bad bacteria in your gut and body. However, you do have to be careful in how you use them, how much, and for how long. The reason you do not want to put it in with the probiotic retention enema is because the probiotic is building up the good bacteria in your gut, so therefore the aloe vera could cancel out the effects of that.
      We do not have any experience of using neem powder for UC so we cannot comment on the effects of that. However, if you decide to use it we would love to hear how it works out for you.
      Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.

      Kind Regards,
      Customer Care

  • Hello! Help me please!! I have a 7years old daughter. She has had blood work, stool samples, colonoscopy, endoscopy with biopsies. Everything keeps coming back “normal”. She is having bright red blood and sometimes even bright red blood clots..with EVERY bowel movement. This has been going on for a few months now. She complains of absolutely no pain either. What would you recommend??

  • Hi

    We have Goerge’s Aloe in liquid and my husband experienced cramping and diarrhea, though i did not, but read that it may happen in some cases, in our case, a possibly malignant polyp in the rectum. But that a powder form of Aloe may be a suitable alternative. There are so many options, are there any you recommend of the aloe gel powder, preferably organic?

  • My Naturopath said that usually enemas are meant to be cleansing, such as a red rasberry leaf tea enema, which was recommended for colon bleeding. I gave her information on this site because I finally got the nerve to start doing the Healing implant Enema last week after worsening symptoms of UC had some bleeding in nearly every bowel movement of the day (6-7/day). I am pleased to say that it does definitely help with the bleeding.

    I took for five days in a row and each morning, I empty bowels it seems that the contents of the enema maybe mixed with mucus(?) come back out, but then I have more liquidy BM’s, maybe because of the enema liquids? (someone please answer this for me) But the first couple BM’s of the day are like that and usually no sign of blood. Sometimes I have bleeding later in the day but I had a night where I missed it and had bleeding from the first BM of the day yesterday, up through the last, maybe 6 that day. Sometimes stool in middle then at the end, some bleeding.

    So then I took it again last night after that rough day and again back to a couple BM’s today, first 2 to empty the enema from the night before and then some liquidy BM and some solid mixed in as well. So far all have been blood free, but it’s not days end yet either, but it does prove to me it does definitely help out. Thanks,

  • Also, question for Jini or Staff – i have been on LDN for 5 weeks. I started having flu like symptoms and bone and muscle aches about 5-6 days ago. I also just started the Healing Implant Enema about 8 days ago. Is there any chance the enemas are causing these symptoms. I’m also still in a flare, but have never had these odd aches and pains especially not in joints themselves, with colitis before. Let me know. The enemas are helping the bleeding, but if they are causing this then I have a decision to make. Thanks,

    1. Hi Frank,

      Thank you for reaching out! We haven’t heard of that particular symptom occurring as a result of using the Healing Implant Enema. It could be die-off (die-off rarely lasts long) or intolerance to other substance you are taking. You may want to stop taking it or the other for a while to see if either one seems to be causing the issue.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • Hi, Thanks for this knowledge…
    I wanted to ask about using regular drugs at the same time with the Healing enema-
    I take the medicine Asacol about 3 at noon, than do the retention enema at about 21:00, and sometimes also 8:00 AM.
    Could doing the enema prevent the Asacol pills from doing their thing on my gut, because i’m “rinsing” the colon with the enemas?

    (I will mention that i have stage 1 colitis and i take a low dosage of the drug- 3 pills per day).
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Lilach,

      Sorry but we’re not qualified to give you advice regarding prescription drugs. Please check with with your doctor if you’re unsure.

      Kind Regards,
      Cris B
      Customer Care

  • How often should the probiotic enema be done is it safe to do daily in a bad flare? How about in a mild flare< once every two days? What's your experience with how often to do it?

    1. Hi Teri,

      Thanks for contacting us here. Many people use Jini’s Probiotic Retention Enema during severe inflammation and bleeding for quick healing, whilst others prefer to wait until things have calmed down a bit and they’re tolerating the probiotics well orally first. You really have to just follow your own body wisdom (intuition) on when would be best for you. Make sure to check the probiotic sections in Jini’s two books; Listen To Your Gut and Listen To Your IBS so you have good understanding of probiotics before you start dosing for the detailed information on what to look for, how to proceed, etc. We do offer a complimentary Probiotic Report HERE to get you started in this area of treatment. But for full and complete instructions, you really do need to get one of the books. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

      Cris B,
      Customer Care

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