Based on recorded historical past, suppositories have been in use for hundreds of years. Suppository molds have been found in apothecaries that date again to the twelfth century. Furthermore, the usage of hashish as a therapeutic treatment can be traced back some 5,000 years. 

The phrase “suppository,” derived from the Latin phrase suppositorum, means “one thing positioned beneath.” This time period first confirmed up in tutorial literature within the late 1700s and was meant to be an alternative choice to enemas. 

Documentation has been discovered that means that suppositories have been utilized by Historical Egyptians for alleviating gastrointestinal points. It has additionally been advised that medical specialists within the Historical Babylonian tradition gave suppositories to sufferers to deal with hemorrhoids.

One other supply claims that suppositories have been invented independently by North American indigenous folks, in pre-Columbus instances. A small piece of wooden from the dogwood tree was moistened and compressed and inserted rectally for aid of hemorrhoids.

The herbs used within the making of historic suppositories have been initially encased in cleaning soap or honey and allowed to harden. Ultimately, the cleaning soap and honey have been changed with plant oils reminiscent of cocoa butter.

Dialogue of suppositories and their utility continues to be a taboo topic in lots of cultures. Curiously, despite the fragile material, suppositories are highly regarded in France, though the UK inhabitants tends to keep away from them.

And whereas suppository use within the US is extra widespread, discussing it with others is one thing some sufferers will keep away from.