A suppository is a small plug of medication, herbs, and essential oils that is designed specifically to melt at body temperature when inserted within a body orifice, in this case, the rectum, releasing the active substance.
An alternate name that it is sometimes called is pessary. The idea behind a inserting this small plug is to release the medicinal herbs into the many blood vessels that follow the larger intestine.
Making your own suppositories is not only economical, but it is convenient and easy, and you are in control of what ingrdients you use.
Supplies you need include:
(Powdered herbs can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs or you can grind your own in a nut or coffee grinder, or use
a mortar and pestle)
Before beginning this procedure be sure that you have a suppository mold. You can sometimes purchase one from an apothecary supply shop, or you can easily make your own.
You will need aluminum foil, folded several times lengthwise, and then widthwise, to form a “trough” approximately 8 inches long and ½ inch wide.
Note: (Learn which herbs and essential oils are helpful with hemorrhoids by visiting our other pages on hemorrhoids - Natural Hemorrhoid Treatment - Varicose Vein and Hemorrhoids Herbal Treatment - Treatment of Hemorrhoids - Treating Varicose Veins)
To use: Insert when needed. It would be wise to wear a sanitary napkin or a mini pad in case there is leakage when it melts. It will melt quickly because the coconut oil and cocoa butter melt at body temperature.
To store: The suppositories will keep in the refrigerator or freezer for many weeks wrapped individually in foil. Place these in a zip lock bag and label with the date made and the ingredients included in the suppositories. The cold feels great, too!!
A different type of suppository can also be made by using finely powered herbs, again, using coconut oil as the base..
You will need:
To Use: Insert into as far as possible into the rectrum. Again, you will probably want to wear some protection incase it is needed.
So there you have it! Pretty easy and very effective. This may become your favorite hemorrhoidal treatment!