This is a recipe the hospice angel gave my father to help him through the last few weeks of his journey with cancer. He liked it. You will too. . . and it works.

Anti-Constipation Fruit Paste

  • 1 Pound Pitted Prunes
  • 1 Pound Raisins
  • 1 Pound Figs
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Lemon Juice
  • Senna Leaf Tea (see below)

Directions for making the Anti-Constipation Fruit Paste:   

Prepare the Senna tea.  Place 1 tablespoon Senna leaves in about 2 1/2 cups boiling water and let steep 5 minutes.  Strain tea to remove tea leaves and add only 2 cups of it to a larger pot.  Stir in the fruit and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add sugar and lemon juice and allow the mixture to cool. Using a hand mixer or food processor, turn fruit mixture into a smooth paste.  Place in glass jars or Tupperware and store in freezer. Stores indefinitely in the freezer.

Dose: One to three teaspoons per day.  As little or as much as it takes to stimulate at least one bowel movement a day, but not so much that it causes diarrhea. Spread a dose on a piece of bread or toast for breakfast or take it by the spoonful.

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Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1993. She has a content-rich website at