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- Vitamin C
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- White Vinegar
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[NAY] 06/06/2012: Nia from Melbourne, Australia: "I tried BSM on the first day of my period last month and I didn't notice any different, I continued to take it every day 1 teaspoon with my coffee or green tea until I got it this month. The first 2 days was just..."
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Blackstrap Molasses for Menstrual Issues
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Blackstrap Molasses
Add one tsp to one Tbsp of blackstrap molasses (more concentrated than the kind youíll find on most grocery store shelves). Itís a strong taste, but you can combine it with many foods, and its rich mix of nutrients, including iron, has brought many women dramatic relief.
[NAY] 05/11/2012: Nicole from Melbourne, Victoria Australia: "My story is I have been suffering with severe heavy bleeding and have a fear of leaving the house while on my period because of how hard it is to handle. I don't know what to do with my life. I constantly feel weak and tired and am afraid to apply for a job because I will need to stay at home 9 days a week while I have my period. I have seen many specialists but they all say that I am normal and this is just how my body is.
I tried Blackstrap molasses and it made me feel a lot calmer however it did not help with the bleeding. I live in Australia and the only one I found was Blue Label unsulphured blackstrap molasses. I used it on the first day of my period and it has been 5 days and I haven't noticed a difference at all except for me feeling a lot calmer.
I was so excited to try it but now I feel horrible, what if it doesn't work for me, what do I do then? I'm going to keep trying it maybe my body needs more time to adjust to it. I take it with one teaspoon in my green tea or coffee. Does anyone know why it's not working for me and if there are other brands to try that are in Australia?
I will let you know how I go next month. Thank you for your time."Replies
05/11/2012: Tina from Houston, Usa replies: "Nicole from Melbourne, Victoria Australia, HELLO! Sorry to hear about your issue. I have suffered tremendously with the same issue and below are few things that shifted this in me...
1. Standard Process Ovex-P (available on Amazon).
2. Fermented Cod Liver Oil several tablespoons upto 4 per day especially at beginning of period. Rest of the month you can do 1-2 tablespoons per day. Get the best quality because it makes a huge difference.
3. Eat raw foods during your period which will cut down the quantity of blood loss as well as reduce number of days. When I eat raw my period last 5 days about medium blood flow. On cooked foods, I will bleed upto 15 days with very heavy flow.
4. Additionally I use dandelion tea through the month 1 cup daily to keep liver clean.
5. Foods with probiotics like homemade kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut (all with live bacteria) have helped tremendously. Please google how to make these cheaply at home.
6. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Raw with mother - 2 tablespoons in 1. 2 cup lukewarm water with raw honey 2-3 times during period (and you can continue rest of the month too) great in balancing PH levels of body and will reduce blood flow tremendously.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
Good luck, Tina"
05/12/2012: Heather from Leicester replies: "Hi Nicole, if you are like me and have heavy mensturation then it is very important that you get your blood checked every couple of months for iron levels. We can deplete our stores very quickly and low iron can lead to continuous bleeding. Coffee, tea, wine, chocolate can all affect iron absorption too whereas vitamin c helps it. I am on iron tablets again but I can testify that unsulphered black strap molasses really works- I take a teaspoon of Bsm followed by a small glass of water then repeat this in the morning then again in the evening, I am sure you could take more, it really does slow down the bleeding. Bsm also contains iron but if you are very low as identified via a blood test take iron and b 50 with vit c as well. Other signs of iron deficiency are cracks in mouth and lips that dont heal and pica cravings headaches feeling exhausted, heart palpitations sometimes pale skin and pale eye lids. Good luck"
05/14/2012: Azdevka12 from San Diego, Ca replies: "I think u should try BSM with Vinegar mixed together and drink it. It helped me, I have no bleeding at all, but still seeing a little pinky colour when I whiping myself. I have started my period on May 3. Anybody knows why I still seeing it? Does it meant I still spotting? How to stop it completly?"
06/02/2012: Nicole from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I have had so many blood tests done and they all come back normal, my iron levels are fine however I am tired all the time and have no energy and I'm very pale but my doctors keep telling me I'm fine and that everything looks normal.
Since my iron levels are fine I don't want to take more than 1 teaspoon a day of BSM because I heard it's unsafe but I will take both your suggestions and try ACV with my BSM.
Thank you so much Tina and Heather and good luck to you both."
06/04/2012: Nicole from Melbourne, Australia replies: "I'm going to try it with the ACV however I don't think we have any in Australia with mother. Azdevka that's probably happening to you because your period didn't come properly and the blood wasn't released. I don't know how to help you sorry but a similar thing is happening to me, I got my period 2 days ago but it's not red its brown and its very light, like spotting and it looks like it's about to finish. Is this a good thing? Is it safe? I don't mind having a period like this but I want to make sure it's safe and can be a good thing.
Good luck Azdevka and thank you for your help."
[YEA] 03/21/2012: Bella_vista2 from San Mateo, Ca: "Hi - I love this site! Once again, you guys rock!
I decided to give Blackstrap Molasses a try after reading all the posts and researching BSM a bit.
My periods have changed over the last couple of years. I feel like they are heavier and cramping is more noticeable. However, they are still fairly regular. I'm 37 now.
Two days into my period and right before bed, I mixed one heaping spoonful of BSM with about a quarter cup of water. I downed it but I didn't care for the taste. I tend to try out these remedies right before bed because I like to think that I am letting my body heal itself while I sleep.
Anyway, I woke up and I could tell the cramping was less severe and my energy level was up. I also noticed the flow was less heavy.
I had a second glass when I woke up, but this time I mixed a heaping spoonful with some soy milk. This was very yummy! All my cramping is gone, my energy level is up and the flow has lessened significantly.
l'm not sure if I'll continue this as a daily regimen (I do have concerns about mineral and Calcium build-up), but I will definitely add this to my arsenal of health remedies.
Thanks again, to everyone!"
[YEA] 10/10/2011: Katherine from Seattle, Wa, Usa: "I usually get cramps worst at night and in the morning. Last night about an hour before bed, I ate between 1 to 2 tablespoons of BSM and although I had cramps when I went to bed, I know I did not have them all night because I woke up a couple times (unrelated) without any. Also, in the morning, when they are usually the worst, I had none! I've now been awake for about three hours and still no cramps! I am SOO happy!"
[YEA] 06/24/2011: Angela from Atlanta, Ga: "Hello I am AKM from Atlanta, Ga. I have been bleeding like crazy during my cycle for like 5 year. I tried the molasses this go round and was shocked to find a normal period though it lasted 7 day on the nose. My question is does anyone know why this stuff works? I am asking because I feel little strange. I have some cramps here and Im a little tired. I do suffer from anemia also. But I want to know what happened to all the blood and clots, are they still in there or did the molasses cause it to be reabsorbed or what. Because I started it just a few days before so im sure all that store of stuff was built up and ready to go. So where did it go?"
[YEA] 06/24/2011: Annie from Ontario: "This remedy does really work for balancing hormones, headaches, cramping and heavy bleeding during menstruation especially when peri menopause, I am 48 yrs old. It does take a couple of months to get results. I take 2 tsp daily either on toast or on a cracker. Usually once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It's truly amazing how it has changed these symptoms. Be patient and do it every day.
Using unsulphured Black Strap Molasses from health food store"Replies
06/25/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "does anyone have experience of BSM working for hot flashes?"
[YEA] 05/28/2011: Kim from Ohio: "After reading about Blackstrap Molasses for this I decided to give it a try. I do use natural progesterone cream but may stop using it if this works. (Yes, I have heard it can cause fibroids to grow, but it helped me with night sweats etc. ) I have had terrible periods for years where I am actually down for at least two days. Cannot work etc. Forget any functions with family. I had to miss my Grandson's 6th birthday last year because I couldn't leave the house! Miserable non stop bleeding and clotting. Very draining. Kind of feel like I am outside of myself due to all the pain and blood loss.
I tried Blackstrap Molasses one tbs a day prior to this last period and I have to say I am totally shocked. By the second day of my period I am out of it, but not this time. I actually was up and about, able to go to the store without having to turn around and leave right away due to "flooding", and even did some chores! I was in tears. Hardly any cramping at all except for a little the second day. I am going to continue this. I also take two tbs Apple Cider Vinegar a day and just starting taking iodine as I know I am probably low. Anyone who has this problem must try the Blackstrap Molasses as I know adding this to my regular regimen is what helped since I was already taking the Apple Cider Vinegar prior to the bsm. (unsulfphered) Makes me want to cry right now out of sheer relief! Good luck to all."
[YEA] 02/23/2011: Crystal from Bentonville, Virginia: "I had a child almost 2 years ago, along with many bad pap results. After many doctors appointments and tests nothing could be found on why I was having vaginal bleeding. I have bled for almost 2 years straight. After 9 months of continuos bleeding I was sent to a specialist who put me on a birth control pill. This did stop the bleeding sometimes, but never had a scheduled period either. I saw this page and read what the molasses did for other woman I have took 1 tablespoon in the am and 1 in the pm this is my 3rd day and I have stopped bleeding... It is truely a miracle!!! Thank you so much for this information!!"Replies
03/21/2011: Idona from Meadow Bridge, West Virginia replies: "ive been bleeding 5 weeks now my period stops fr bout a week the starts again its been doing this for 2 years I ordered black strap molasses this morning praying it works soon bleeding for 5 to 6 weeks for 2 years has been awful ive read good comments about Blackstrap Molasses I pray my results are good too"
[YEA] 05/16/2011: Barbara from Union City, Tn replies: "I got to admit, I really didnt think it would work, but after having an extremely heavy period for 23 days I was ready to try anything. I started taking the molasses on Tuesday, 1 tb. in the morning and another at night, by Friday, my period had stopped. It is now Monday, and I am still period-free!! My only negative side-effect is a pimple on my face. After having a 3 week period with super-heavy flow with severe cramps and clots... It is hard to explain how happy I am!!! My boyfriend is happy!!! I can have an active sex life again!! There were days that I couldnt even leave the house because I was bleeding so badly. I thank God that I came across this website!! And all this only cost around $3.00. I bought the 'Brer Rabbit' brand of unsulfured molasses from my local supermarket. Thanks you so much for the help!!! I'm telling all my friends!!"
12/15/2010: Special01 from Indianapolis, In, Usa: "I use Blackstrap Molasses and it works extremely well with the flow of my period. BUT there is a really strong odor that I did not have before. Does anyone know what that is or how to get rid of it??"
[YEA] 09/26/2010: Mary from Wallkill, Ny: "MIRACLE!!!!! I have suffered from heavy menstrual cycle for nearly 4 years. After having normal. Very light 3 day periods my entire life, living the last 4 years, basically hemorrhaging every month was hell. I was diagnosed with anemia and told that I need a hysterectomy. Not a fan of doctors or surgery, I was desperate to find a natural cure. The day I found this site, I went to the health store and purchased Organic unsulfered Blackstrap Molasses. My bleeding slowed withing 24 hours and completely stopped within 48 hours!! I did not have a bleed for another 28 days. My first period after starting my BSM regime (1tbsp in am & pm) only consisted of one heavy day and a total of 4 days and NO blood clots!!!
Prior to this, I would go sometimes 3months without stopping. In addition to that, I would horrible embarrassing accidents and often could not leave my house. This is a miracle cure for me. I have recently started taking Apple Cider Vinegar and between the two, I haven't felt better in years. Thank you all for your testimonies...... You saved my life!!!"Replies
[YEA] 11/15/2010: Whisper from St. Louis, Mo Usa replies: "I was like clock-work until I got birth control when I was 19 (I'm now 37). Since then, I've had menstruation issues - either have extra heavy periods for up to 3 weeks or nothing at all. Depending on the method and how long my periods were, I have been in and out of anemia. (Believe me, I've tried every birth control known to mankind, I think, and none of them worked. ) Anyway, I'm never been big into homeopathic treatments, but thought I'd give it a shot when I found this website. I started taking 1 tbs blackstrap molasses twice a day about a week ago Monday (when I was expecting my period on Wed). Just when I thought I was going to be off again, I got my period on Thursday and it stopped this morning (4 days)! I couldn't believe it!
I'm still not 100% convinced since this is my 1st time, but if this happens a month from now, you can be assured that I will be shouting its praises from the tops of every mountain I climb. For this month, I sincerely thank this website and everyone on it who had recommended blackstrap molasses. Will let you know how it goes next month."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/11/2011: El from Rockford, Il replies: "I was diagnosed with fibroids about 6 or 7 years ago. I am now 44. About 18 months ago, my periods started to become irregular. In about the last 6 months, they have become really heavy and longer. With 3-4 heavy days and lasting as long as 10 days with the flow tapering off to med and light, then finally ending. Let's just say, it has been hell trying to plan anything. Travel, especially. Anyway I found this site about a month ago, was going thru tests with my doc and she was talking surgery (i am also anemic) and I wanted to find something natural to try. I started taking BSM on April 3rd (1 T/day). I am in the middle of (day #4) my first period since starting it.
1. My period started on the exact day that it was suppose to.
2. I have had 2 heavy days (with only 1 heavy night) so far.
I see this as a good sign."
[YEA] 09/07/2010: Special01 from Indianapolis, In : "I had super heavy periods. I had to change my pad 3 times in 1 hour. I tried the blackstrap molasses. It worked almost immediately. Stopped the heavy bleeding. My periods use to last 12-16 days, now they last 3 days. I take a tablespoon every morning from a spoon. I chase it with a tablespoon of yogurt. When I am having a period I take it twice a day, 12 hours apart. Just curious, does anyone have an odor with their period and how do you cure that??"Replies
09/21/2010: Sandra from Austin, Tx replies: "I was just wondering whether you take the molasses every day of the month. Thanks"
[YEA] 09/29/2010: Mary from Wallkill, Ny replies: "I take 1 tbsp in the am and pm. I am anemic from heavy periods and this has raised my iron/hemoglobin levels rapidly. It has also regulated my period to a normal 4 day cycle."
[YEA] 03/21/2010: Sarah from Milton Keynes, United Kingdom: "I really wanted to thank this site for sharing a herbal remedy to all health problems. I've been looking for an alternative remedy about abnormal menstruation and I end up in this site which is really amazing. I always have a normal period which lasted 3 days, but this last 2 years its getting longer that it even lasted for almost a month then just 2 or 3 days rest and here it goes again and with a very big clot as well. I end up anemic.. I tried so many herbal things like ACV but I cannot take it, maybe I am too acidic that when I took it I felt pain in my tummy...body can tell if it is not for you. Then I tried Blackstrap Molasses bought it for just ¬£1.70 in a health shop in MK. At first I thought it will not work, though I like the taste bec. it is sweet. I took 1 tablespoon in the morning and again before bedtime..first 3 days nothing happen but I continued drinking it..little by little my period getting lesser and lesser..blood clot gone and at exactly one week my bleeding stopped!!! But of course it always comes with prayer. So why not try it, it really happened to me.. I thought people from this site is just exaggerating things. But I am a real and my experience is TRUE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!"Replies
[YEA] 08/19/2010: Rbell from Beaumont, Texas replies: "I had started to have irregular longer periods and shorter cycles; eg. 23 day cycle instead of 28 days and my periods were lasting a full week instead of the usual 4-5 days. I got on this site and read about the blackstrap molasses which I purchased from a health food store. By the end of the first month my period regulated itself back to a 28-29 days cycle and my periods last 3-5 days with much less bleeding then before. Not only did it put my cycle back to normal(I'm 38) but my hair grew 6 inches in the last year and my fingernails are beautiful and hard! I tell everyone about it! At first I took a tablespoon a day, first thing in the morning, then had my coffee, but now I take just a teaspoon a day for the same results!"
08/20/2010: Elsaeasterly from Elsewhere, Ca, Usa replies: "I have been taking BSM for about a year in larger amounts than you describe and yet my results have been minimal. I continue to take it, though, as I was anemic in the past (haven't been tested recently) and it is rich in iron and other minerals. Would you please share the name of the brand you are using? My email is elsaeasterly @ yahoo.com (without spaces). Thanks in advance!"
[NAY] 05/06/2009: Liberty from Eden, NC: "I'm a 35-year-old female. I've been diagnosed with PCOS, other than that I have no diagnosed illnesses although I suspect a thyroid disorder even though the test comes back normal. I do not take any precription medication. Ever since I started my period at age 12, I've had horrible cramps that I have to treat with a lot of pain medication and a heating pad. The cramps have lasted a day or two and my period has lasted 3-4 days. I started taking 1 tbsp. a day of Plantation blackstrap molasses about 2 months ago after reading what great experiences other women have had in curing cramps. My experience has been terrible. Since I started on the molasses, my period has extended to 5 days with more severe cramping each day. I know that treatments don't work the same for each person, but I'm very curious as to why the molasses caused this reaction. Any ideas?"Replies
06/12/2009: LaToya from Chicago, IL replies: "Hi Liberty, have you tried using an organic brand of Blackstrap Molasses. I don't think I can mention brand name here, but the kind I use is organic and also unsulphered. I purchase it from a health food store. I don't think the grocery store molasses has the same health benefits. I hope the organic brand works for you."
06/14/2009: Liberty from Eden, NC replies: "Hi LaToya. Thanks for responding! The brand that I used said it was organic. I truly am baffled why my reaction to it was bad; however, I haven't given up. I'm trying other remedies I've found on this site."
05/11/2010: Zakiyaa from Northwestern, Pa, Usa replies: "was your molasses unsulphured?? if not, the sulfur in the molasses could be causing the cramps to get worse."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/01/2011: Kay from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I agree with the others. 1- Make sure you are using the Unsulphuredd BSM 2- Use 1 TBSP 2x a day in an 8 ounce bottle of water.
Everyone's body reacts differently but your reaction seems outside the norm.
I was experiencing sever "flooding" whch began 02.21.11 I read the reviews and began taking it in the morning 02.22.11 By 02.24.11, I had no cramps, flooding turned into a regular flow and the clotting disappeared.
I will say, an unexpected side effect was flatulance and loose stool, but that went away by the 6th day.
If you don't have high blood pressure, you may want to research usage of Golden Seal as well. But, I prefered the immediate results from the BSM.
Good luck to you."
[YEA] 05/05/2009: Karen from Foxboro, MA: "I just wanted to tell my experience with blackstrap Molassas was almost instant! I have been suffering for years with very heavy periods that come every 21 days! After getting my tubes tied my periods went to hell. Very heavy, clots, bleeding every 21 days for 5/7 days with MAJOR cramps!
I found this website and decided to give it a try! I started the morning my period started. I took a tablespoon that morning and again that evening. Continued that each day. To my surprise, within 3 days..my period STOPPED! That is the first time in 3 years that I didn't have a long, heavy, crampy period! I am a believer!! Now if I can just get my period back to a 28 day cycle..I will be TRHILLED!!
[YEA] 03/24/2009: Tina from Rochester, NY USA: "Black Strap Molasses and menstrual cramps: I started taking 1 TBSP of organic black strap molasses in my coffee a couple of days before my period. I ordinarily have to take (2)ibuprofen every 4 hours for the first 2 days. This month I cut way back on the frequency of the ibuprofen. It seems like the black strap molasses is having a positive effect. I will know better next month. I do not like taking medication, so any natural remedy is a welcome change."