How many almond milk enemas did King Louis XII have in 1536?


Through-out the 16th and 17th century, rectally induced fluids including scented water or almond milk (Louis XIII’s favorite) were quite popular for aristocrats who thought having liquids pumped up their rears would help their complexion, digestion and over-all health. Louis XIV, who likely had up to 2,000 enemas in his lifetime, was occasionally administered one while holding court. Louis XI had them given to his pet dogs.(1)

The Enema- Heir to the Clyster”. South African Medical Journal. April 26, 1947. p. 278.