Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Anemia Test
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blackstrap Molasses, Vitamin C
- Blood Building Recipe
- Carao Fruit
- Cautionary Note
- Cream of Wheat Cereal, Molasses, Raisins and Flax Seeds
- Foods High in Nitrilosides for Sickle Cell Anemia
- Foods to Avoid
- General Feedback
- Ice Cravings
- Iron Rich Food
- Multiple Remedies
- Oil Pulling
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Remedies Needed
- Vitamin E Deficiency
[YEA] 05/18/2013: Stephie from Nc: "I had become anemic and had to be hospitalized to receive a blood transfusion. My iron levels were low to say the least. A friend recommended I try BSM in addition to taking iron pills. I took my iron pills with vitamin C, and I..."
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Blackstrap Molasses for Anemia
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon
Add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to your diet each day. A single serving of molasses can supply 70% of your daily iron needs. Look for blackstrap (and possibly unsulphured) molasses. It may only be available in a health food store.
[YEA] 04/27/2007: Misty from Harrisonville, Missouri: "Hello, I have written before about the blackstrap molasses offering an idea on how to drink it. I have been fighting a fibroid tumor for a long time now and began several months ago with the molasses. I just had a sono yesterday and there was no change with my tumor. I did however notice some great changes when I began the molasses. It did get rid of my anemic symptoms, it will keep you regular and I think if you include this in your daily diet it may help to prevent fibroid tumors from forming, or help shrink small tumors when caught early enough. I think over all my health has improved greatly since I began eating at home and avoid eating out as much as possible. Coconut oil is great for the skin I can't live without it. I like the A.C.V. it does work great external and can help you loose weight, but I don't think it is the miracle cure for weight loss. I still have to eat healthier and get active or the weight will remain the same or I will gain. Pretty much everything I have tried so far on this site I have had great results with. Be healthy and God Bless."
[YEA] 03/28/2007: Wikid Willow from Naples, USA: "I had SEVERE anemia after the birth of my son 29 years ago... Was already on prenatal vitamins with lots of iron. The Dr. suggested Black Strap molasses, and after the intial tast encounter, learned to LOVE it. My anemia went away and I felt better than I had in years. Great news, yes? Well, where do I find Black Strap molasses now... there is dark, etc., but I never see Black Strap! I really need to locate a source of it because my father is having some serious troubles... I think that since modern medicine cannot find or do anything for him, and based on what is happening (he is slipping away) that Black Strap cannot hurt... PLEASE HELP! Thanks."Replies
11/23/2008: Ranjana from Arlington, TX USA replies: "I just found it at the Whole Foods market."
12/07/2010: Foofoo from Dallas, Tx, USA replies: "I found organic blackstrap molasses on amazon.com."
[YEA] 03/10/2007: Connie from Rochester, NY: "I have always had heavy periods, and had a fibroid tumor removed several years ago. I was anemic often as a teenager, but couldn't stomach any iron pills. Now as a 40-year-old woman, I'm starting to become "normal" in terms of menstrual flow, but often feel weak and fatigued. I had my thyroid checked, but that turned out to be okay. I then figured I was probably lacking iron. I remembered reading somewhere that blackstrap molasses was high in iron. I bought an inexpensive bottle ($2.79) of House of Herbs blackstrap molasses and was quite impressed to see that one tablespoon contains 70% of the RDA for iron. For the past two months, I've been adding a tablespoon to my coffee every morning in place of sugar. It tastes great, and I haven't felt tired or drained. I see here from others' comments that molasses is also a good remedy for constipation (which had also frequently plagued me, despite my high-fiber diet and increased intake of water), and thinking back over the past several weeks, I realize that I haven't been constipated. Great to know that it works that way, too!"
[YEA] 02/27/2007: Averell from Fort Washington, Maryland: "Being extremely weak and anemic from my monthly cycle. I decided to try black strap molasses. I put a Tbs. in my green tea several times a day. I feel so much better, not weak,faint or light headed.My husband even got into it and he said it gave him energy. The doctor who lives next door recommended Floridine from the Natural Health Food Store, it smells and tastes just like molasses only more expensive. I wish I would have found the benefits of molasses a long time ago. I remember my mom used to have some in her kitchen cabinet and put it in baked beans."
[YEA] 02/01/2007: Debbi from Greenwich, CT: "I became very anemic last year almost to the point of having an endometrial ablation and blood transfusions! I took my health into my own hands and did lots of research. Blackstrap molasses (unsulfured) restored my iron levels and my energy! I still take it everyday!"
[YEA] 12/13/2006: Krystal from Memphis, TN: "I have been anemic all my life. When I decided to change my eating habits and study herbalism, I came across a book that talked about how black strap molasses could shrink tumors and how high it was in iron. I use to have the ice cravings but no more. For the first time in my life I am not anemic. My mother was very surprised and has started using the product for herself. It works! I am living proof; if you're anemic, take 1 tablespoon each morning in a half cup of warm water and it will do the trick! Nature is a wonderful thing!"
[YEA] 12/03/2006: Laurie from Los Angeles, CA: "I use Plantation Unsulphered blackstrap molasses. It cured anemia and increased my iron levels. Prior to taking molasses again, I used otc iron pills with minimal visible results. I now take two TBS daily of the molasses, and my iron levels rose. Although the molasses tastes different, it's better to take molasses now then chemo later in life."
[WARNING!] 11/07/2006: Carol from Pocatello, Idaho: "I work as a Nurse Practitioner in a hematology clinic. Please remember that not all patients with anemia have it because of low iron stores. Too much iron can have significant medical side effects. Therefore, I would recommend having your iron blood levels checked prior to starting any replacement iron, molasses, or other herbal products."Replies
01/13/2011: Jabe from Liverpool, Uk replies: "Its good I agree to get your blood tested for iron levels, but remember, what is happening at cellular level ie, how much iron reaches its correct destination is not necessarily reflected in the blood test reading! "
[YEA] 10/11/2006: Kati from Traverse City, MI: "I am extremely Anemic, especially during that time of month. I have tried Iron pills and Iron efficient foods such as spinach, but nothing really helped. So I looked in a natural cure book and I found out that pure black strap molasses has a high Iron proficiency so I mixed two heaping tablespoons of molasses in a glass with 16 oz of cold milk. I drank this concoction once or twice a day. It gave me so much energy and I didn't feel so sluggish during that time of month. Plus This molasses drink tastes so good (Much better than taking it straight), and just as effective. the sad part is pure black strap molasses is kind of expensive so I am not able to take it all the time. I would appreciate it if someone knows where I could get pure molasses for a cheap price to post it on this site, as I visit it frequently to find different cures."Replies
[YEA] 12/14/2012: Stephanie from Douglasville, Georgia replies: "I have been using organic blackstrap molasses for almost 2 years now for uterine fibroids to control the bleeding and one thing I know it's that only organic works to stop the break through bleeding and the plantation brand does not work. Tree of life is the only brand I have found that is organic and works. I can get a large bottle at nutrition.com for 7.29. Unfortunately it has not reversed or stopped the growth of the fibroids but it did stop the heavy and break through bleeding and I have normal periods now. Once I had to buy the plantation brand because my local health food store was out of my regular one and within 2 days I started bleeding so it does not work. I compared the nutritional value levels and the plantation brand had lower levels. I take 1 tablespoon every morning. I was on the verge of having to have a blood transfusion because my blood was so low, this stuff completely reversed it."
[YEA] 07/10/2006: Loreeli from Brodhead, WI: "I have been extremely anemic most of my life. When I was pregnant they gave me the iron pills and they will constipate you and are not even a good source of iron. I got on the House of herbs black strap molasses and it made such a difference. It has 70% iron and I haven't found any other with such high content. I lost a baby and they wanted me to have a blood transfusion, but I didn't want to so instead to build my blood back up fast, I used the black strap molasses. I was recently diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and rheumatoid arthritis and am more anemic with the disease and recently I have been so fatigued and in reading about my disease and realizing I was just extremely anemic, I got the molasses out and instantly, I felt better in my head and had more energy. I have now ran out of it and have not been able to find the House of Herbs kind anywhere. This is why I got on here and if anybody can tell me where to order it, I would sure appreciate it. It is a life saver and the difference between feeling good and not. Thank you"Replies
03/08/2009: Brad from San Rafael, CA replies: "Always remember to try searching the web. If you can't find it locally, chances are it's available somewhere on the web. I found this store in about 1 minute, and the item only cost $2.49 for 16 oz of blackstrap....
[YEA] 07/04/2006: Janet from Hot springs, AR: "I take a tblsp of blackstrap in the morning and "chase it" with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, with the mother in it, with 3 tablespoons of warm water. In 1994, I was diagnosed with metatastic breast cancer at the age of 53. I had my femur replaced, took 10 radiation treatments and 6months of chemo. I have been on this regimen and KNOW that these things are from GOD made ingredients and, therefore, have kept me well. I have always been a borderline anemic. My blood counts are better than they have EVER been in my entire life. I believe if I had been doing these things for myself BEFORE I got cancer that I would NOT have had cancer in the first place."
[YEA] 05/18/2006: Delann from chewelah washington: "my iron levels were dangerously low, my doctor had me taking 40,000mls. a week of procrit and 975mlgs. daily iron supplements. after 2 months of this i had been told that i was going to have to restart my iron treatments again. so instead of putting all those chemicals into my system again, i started drinking a glass of warm milk with 3tblspn of molasses every day. I am happy to report that after 3 weeks of this my iron levels and energy levels have steadily improved."Replies
02/09/2010: Marti from Olathe, Ks replies: "Just an FYI - milk (and also tannins from regular tea) interfere with the absorption of iron. I've read that vitamin C assists with iron absorption so taking BSM with Orange Juice could be more effective."
02/11/2010: Jan from Falmouth, Ma, Usa replies: "In reply to Marti in Olathe, KS, I too have low iron and have been taking BSM. I had to go through a bone biopsy and they did a stain on the bone, thus finding out that I was low in iron. And yes, I have been reading that milk and dairy products do interfere with the absorbtion of iron, so I drink 1 tbs. of BSM w/soy milk daily, put it in a blender and it tastes really good. I also keep oranges on hand, as well as juice. I eat an orange a day. As he stated, I have read that vit. c helps to absorb the iron. I have yet to find out how this goes, but I will post on this as soon as I get results from my hemotologist."
[YEA] 01/30/2006: Jan from TX: "One teaspoon daily dipped and dripping with Blackstrap Molasses (House of Herbs 70% iron content) totally eliminated my anemia, dizziness and fatigue. I drink it in hot water or eat it straight off the spoon. If I forget to take it or run out, all symptoms return within days."
[YEA] Wanda from Memphis, TN: "I have tried the blackstrap molasses and it's wonderful. I'm anemic and have to take iron pills once a day. I haven't taken them in almost 3 weeks since I been using the blackstrap molasses. I'm full of energy and my fingernails are growing strong. I don't suffer with constipation anymore or irregular bowel movements."