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. Also called Yakima Valley Anti-constipation Fruit Paste
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.
Dosing for Anti-Constipation Paste:
One to three teaspoons anti-constipation paste 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.
Helpful Links and References for Anti-Constipation Fruit Paste:
- What is a Normal Bowel Movement?: https://naturalhealthtechniques.com/basicsofhealthwhat_is_a_normal_bowel_movement/
- Cancer Strategies A-Z: https://naturalhealthtechniques.com/cancer/
- Family Cook Book: https://www.familycookbookproject.com/recipe/3582876/yakima-fruit-paste-laxativestool-softner.html
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 NaturalHealthTechniques.com.