Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Molasses Tips
- Nutritional Comparison of Molasses Brands
- Acid Reflux
- Arthritic Pain
- Blackstrap Molasses And High Iron Levels
- Blackstrap Molasses in Capsules
- Blood Count Increase
- Canker Sores
- Carpal Tunnel
- Fruit Trees
- General Feedback
- Gray Hair
- Heart Health
- Hot Flashes
- Immune System
- Iron Content
- Low Iron Count
- Menstrual Issues
- Molasses Book Reviews
- Molasses Daily Dosages
- Molasses Recipes
- Molasses Side Effects
- Molasses Vs. Demerara Sugar
- Multiple Cures
- Nose Bleeds
- Nutritional Value
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Side Effects
- Skin Rashes
- Sleep Issues
- Stomach Pain
- Sugar Cravings
- Sugar Substitute
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Uterine Polyp
- Weight Loss
- Where to Buy Molasses
03/05/2013: Colleen from Brooklyn Park, Mn, USA: "I too am having issues with trying to drink down the Blackstrap Molasses. When I started taking it I would mix it with warm water and honey. It was ok. Now I have started adding it to my protien shakes with peanut butter. Today I..."
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[YEA] 03/26/2007: Vickie from Toronto, Canada: "I had been having heavy periods for about 2 years. About 5 weeks ago I discovered this site by accident and began using blackstrap molasses; 1 tbsp in a glass of warm water twice a day mostly on an empty stomach about 20 mins before breakfast and dinner. I also occasionally had constipation. First I noticed that I was going to the bathroom regularly and this month my period was a lot lighter. It works people; pleeeeeeeeeeease try it. It works! V"
[YEA] 03/11/2007: Melissa from Chicago, IL: "I have been taking Black Strap Molasses now for three weeks. 2 tbsp a day In that short time frame, I have noticed an increase in energy, my monthly cycle wasn't the horrid painful nightmare it usually is, it was pain free, clot free, and psychosis free for the first time in my life. And the nasty dark circles under my eyes have all but vanished! And they were bad, I looked like I had two black eyes. I tried everything you can think of to get rid of those dark circles and NOTHING worked before now. I look five years younger! I'm amazed at the results I've seen so far and I've been telling everyone I know about this site."
[YEA] 03/07/2007: Chrissy from Farmingdale, New York: "Hi everyone, Just want to say thanks for the blackstrap molasses remedy. I just started my flow yesterday and I have been eating molasses every few hours, it is amazing the difference in my flow and the cramping i am usually miserable and very very heavy with clotting and so far so good!!!!!!"
[YEA] 02/25/2007: Kim from Westport, MA: "I have followed the advice of others on this site regarding the blackstrap molasses cure for cramps! Ohhhhhh my it DOES WORK! I take 1 Tablespoon daily no matter what everyday. During my cycle when my cramps begin I take another tablespoon, guess what within 10-20 minutes I have no pain, no nothing, no symptoms. I also take Apple Cider Vinegar daily as well, and I feel this is helping with the bloating I would have normally gotten. I wish I had taken advice sooner, but all that matters is that it works! I trust what I read here on this site, because it works for me! My fingernails are growing strong and I am also able to have better bowel function, all in all this natural stuff is THE MIRACLE I have been looking for., They say when the student is ready the teacher appears! Guess I was ready! Thanks earthclinic for being my teacher, thanks to all those who write there words within this site. Thank you!"
[YEA] 02/12/2007: Caroline from Nairobi, Kenya: "Dear everybody, Thank you for your inspiring info about molasses. I have had fibroids for the last 3 years and all my life suffered from horrible period cramps. I was encouraged to drink 1 tsp of molasses daily with a cup of hot water day and night for the last 1 month and much to my amazement for the first time in my life i experienced no cramps whatsoever.Im confident my fibroids will be a thing of the past soon...Keep up the good work guys. Ill keep you posted. Carol"
[YEA] 11/19/2006: Andrea from Tulsa, OK: "I believe blackstrap molasses triggered my [menstrual] cycle, which had been off since July. I am using it daily 2 teaspoons in green tea and I am monitoring my fibroids-I know that it is helping with anemia because my weird cravings are seriously lessening- Love you people much, God Bless!"
[YEA] 10/24/2006: Suzy from British Columbia, Canada: "I SWEAR by this. Taking 2 or more tbsp. (I recommend 3-4 actually) of blackstrap molasses at a time and swallowing it down with water. Within 25 minutes your period cramps will be gone. Also repeat this every few hours at least the first 2 days then you can lessen it if you wish because you will also within half a day, notice a huge reduction in your flow. I know that much molasses at once is so rich (and gross!) to me but it works so well I've stuck to it for years. I used to sweat from the pain of my cramps ...I never get them anymore. The bottom line is my flow is cut in half and the days are also cut in half. Someone, please try it at least once and put your answer on here. It just works so great. Maybe you can mix the molasses in water or something to make it easier?? Good Luck!"
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Molasses Book Reviews
07/05/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "Book Review "Crude Black Molasses" by Cyril Scott
Even though the book is tiny half of the pages are empty while I think that there must be a lot of interesting things to say about molasses. I actually, only bought this book because I didn't find any other and was very interested in the subject. The author has a very Victorian style of writing which seems to indicate that the book was written long before the first edition was published. He talks about the amount of "gallons" being allotted to the UK in 1946, meaning that it was maybe written somewhere after that date but the writing style feels much and much older. The quality of the paper is also very bad especially for those people who, like me, like to underline anything important (the ink leaks to the next page quite easily).
Anyway, the book does contain some interesting information but would I have bought it if there was another alternative..... surely not!
This said I will go on taking my tspoon full of molasses every day, hoping to keep healthy and to have my hair restored to its original color! If it is true that it can protect from cancer, lower blood pressure, keep your nails and hair in a good condition, cure skin problems, growths, constipation and colitis, ulcers, arthritis, strokes and much more it is surely worth it! An interesting fact is that molasses are alkaline while white sugar turns acid in your body. And also his suggestion to add a bit of molasses when you make your jams (as I use jellifying sugar which only exists in refined form I have always worried about my jams not being too healthy after all!).
Maybe time some author would look into molasses and write a more comprehensive book?"
Molasses Daily Dosages
01/08/2012: Stella from Goose Creek, S.c.: "Blackstrap Molasses
My question is: how much is too much to take daily? I've read anywhere from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon 3 times daily. I've been using it in chai tea with almond milk. Sometimes hot and other times cold. Is the 3 tablespoons too much? Is it okay to take is by itself right from the spoon? Thank you."Replies
01/08/2012: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Stella, anything in excess is not good. But I can tell you from my experience with BSM for aleviating anemia, I took 1 Tblsp. In hot water and soymilk twice a day, till I felt stronger, and then tapered off to once a day and now once in a few days. That's what worked for me."
01/08/2012: Stella from Goose Creek, S.c. replies: "Thank you for responding. Has anyone used the BSM for weightloss? Someone told me it helps speed up the metabolism."
03/05/2013: Colleen from Brooklyn Park, Mn, USA: "I too am having issues with trying to drink down the Blackstrap Molasses. When I started taking it I would mix it with warm water and honey. It was ok. Now I have started adding it to my protien shakes with peanut butter. Today I made a protien shake with a banana and it's the best ever. The molasses strong flavor is hiden by the banana and the strong banana flavor is lessoned by the molasses. I'm not a fan of bananas in my shakes but this is wonderful. I have also mixed it with peanut butter and ate it on my toaste with honey. I know the BSM is helping me and my mentrual cycle however the taste is hard for me to stomach. Please keep posting your tricks for drinking down this black tar. I appreciate the recipes."Replies
03/06/2013: Kathy from Ontario, Ca replies: "Hi Colleen, the way I take Black strap mollasses is in tea or coffee. It taste yummy. 1 Tablespoon in a cup of hot tea or coffee."
02/02/2013: Judy from NYC, NY: "Just wanted to add a new way of taking. I used vanilla extract 1/2 tsp to 1 tsp of molasses, diluted with hot water and added almond milk. A wonderful soothing drink, as a pick me up or nightcap."
11/16/2011: Anon from Anon: "I can't stand the taste of blackstrap molasses but it seems you have to take it awhile to get the hair color back. Anyone else here feel that way and have a trick to get it down? I tried warming it in some water and taking it as a shot but it was intense nastiness. I also tried adding the warmed BSM to my ACV-BS mix but it's so hard for me to swallow. I really want the benefits of it and hope there is some trick. It's just a flavor I abhor. Thanks."Replies
11/16/2011: Alexandra from Cheshire, England replies: "I enjoy drinking BSM. I usually have one teaspoon in a mug of warm water with a pinch of sea salt. (I do not like it with ACV. ) You could try it in warm milk.
My daughter had bad period pains but would not take BSM, so I made her cocoa with it in. I told her she wouldn't like it, but she drank it all and said it tasted ok, and she felt better in about an hour. I made it with 1 teaspoon cocoa in a mug of hot water, stirred in 1 teaspoon BSM then added a little cold milk.
If you really cannot drink it, how about putting it in your cooking. The spices in a curry would mask the flavour, or make some parkin (oatmeal cake) - delicious!"
11/17/2011: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "I will say - I wanted to GAG the first time I drank the (unsulphered) BSM in water. It was such a strong flavor, it really did NOT taste like something I could do on a daily basis, but I really wanted to try it because of all of the great things I had read on here about it.
I tried using less of it in my coffee the next day, and it tasted quite a bit better. The coffee really helped.
I now use one tablespoon of it in my (1) smaller sized cup of coffee every morning - and I can now say that I would really miss it if I were to run out of it - which I have not, as I always keep a spare bottle on hand!
A word to the wise though - start with a teaspoon, and work your way up to using more, or be prepared to stay by the bathroom for an hour after taking it. It WILL make your bowels regular. Sorry if TMI. ;-) ~Carly"
11/17/2011: Anon from Anon replies: "Thanks Alexandra, great ideas! I don't like hot beverages in general but I do like hot cocoa in the winter and hot soups year round. Never thought of adding it, I will try it in these. Thanks!"
11/17/2011: Dud from The Woods, Wv, Usa replies: "Anon; I also hate the taste of blackstrap molasses. I finallly found this recipe, that tastes good;
Jar, with lid, 8 ounce
Milk , cold, 6 oz. Carob powder, 1 tsp. B. S. Molasses, 2 tsp. Put in the jar , shake well, until all the molasses is dissolved. It will now taste like chocolate milk. For some reason, carob powder mixed with milk and a sweetener tastes exactly like cocoa. In no other recipe does it taste like cocoa. The molasses taste will now be disguised as a rich chocolate milk drink. [ I do not know if cocoa powder will also work in this drink, I never tried it.... It might. ]"
11/18/2011: Lisa from S. California, Ca, Usa replies: "Milk / calcium interferes with iron absorption. Try it with chocolate Rice milk."
11/18/2011: Anon from Anon replies: "I'm not much of a coffee drinker but might become one then (black coffee upsets my stomach sometimes). But I'll also give a try to the cocoa as well as the carob with a milk alternative as mentioned. Thanks everyone!"
01/08/2012: Linda from New Haven, Connecticut replies: "Lisa, thank you so much for the information about calcium interferring with iron absorption. I've only just started taking the molasses (on my second day) & was adding it to my milk with my turmeric & cayenne pepper.
It was delicious but I see now I'd better take it with something else. Perhaps my ACV & water will do."
02/21/2012: Hippy_chick from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "Hi all - I am also having trouble getting the blackstrap molasses down. I've tried adding it to some of the other concoctions I've been brewing and taking, even my green smoothies in the mornings which sometimes I love with honey, and just find I can't stand the taste.
What is working for me at the moment is in the morning I make a pot of tea (I have a 3 pot teapot) and putting a teaspoon of molasses in it. With all that water and the taste of the tea it isn't too bad. I then make another teapot in the afternoon and mix another teaspoon into it. I love herbal teas and find it's a great way to up my water intake so this is easy enough for me. However, 2 tsp of molasses a day is all I can manage at this point...
02/22/2012: My from Tucson, Arizona replies: "For those of you who do stir frys, drizzle the molasses over the veggies while stir frying. I find this actually enhances the over-taste of the stir fry and thickens the juices."
[YEA] 04/05/2012: Sparkle from Micanopy, Florida, Usa replies: "I just tried Grandma's Molasses (unsulfured) in a cup of lemon ginger tea and loved it. It looks like coffee!
*1 cup water
*1 Lemon Ginger tea bag
*1 Teaspoon Grandma's Molasses (or any Blackstrap brand)
*1 Teaspoon honey
Boil water, pour into cup w/tea bag and stir in the molasses and honey. Cover cup and let steep for five minutes.
It was delicious! I think this could be, aside from the medicinal aspects, a terrific substitute for coffee if anyone is trying to quit."
07/06/2011: Ginger from Toronto, Canada: "As a lot of people adding the black strap molasses to milk be it almond or soy, when milk is sweetened it has a very bad effect in the body and the health benefits are reduced
milk sweetened increases the amount of mucus your body produces - hence, you wake with a lot of blowing of the nose in the morning with large amount of clear nasal discharge even throughout the day
one will then have to drink at least 16oz of fresh carrot juice daily to cleanse the mucus from the body
see the book counsels on diets and foods
03/17/2011: Bondgirl from Nyc, Usa: "A great way to take Black Strap Molasses if you're finding it difficult to consume is adding it to sparkling water, it tastes like an organic version of coca cola. Add a twist of lemon and ice for a refreshing drink. "Replies
02/18/2013: Bodine from Columbus, Ohio, Usa replies: "I have been reading about the benefits of blackstrap molasses and wanted to add it to my diet. I am responding to you while drinking 1 tbls. mixed with 8 ozs. sparkling water and ice. It is great, reminds me of Coca cola syrup or a weak root beer. Thanks for the recipe."
02/24/2011: T from St. James, New York: "A cashier told me about a remedy of molasses you find in a health food store, mixed with beet juice, and taken every morning- that it will cure anything wrong with the body. It is what they used in her country (Islands). She added that the molasses could be taken with any fruit juice to substitute beet juice. Have not tried it yet.
Fresh squeezed fruit juice is a live whole food (full nutrient density) and turns the body alkaline when ingested, where as in processed juices full of added sugars where the nutrient density-(phyto nutrients, probiotics, enzymes, caritinoids, etc) has been destroyed, turns the ph acidy. Your body needs these nutrients for cell reproduction and organ functions. Nutritional Genomics is in its infancy. Our government is just finding this out and promoting it through fruit and veggies matter.gov along with many other government agencies (partners) such as the Center for Disease Control- CDC. gov This will be an interesting remedy to try.
Here is an interesting fact sheet about Iron from the Ohio State Universtiy Extension. ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/5559.html
PS will check back in a couple of months and post my remedy results."
02/25/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Thanks for this new remedy but doesn't molasses only dilute in warm liquids? I drink fresh pressed fruit juices very often (pressed in a masticating juicer as not to kills all the good things in them), also beet juice although fresh beets are not easy to find here in France as everybody buys them cooked and packed in plastic in the supermarket. But please tell me if you manage to dilute the molasses easily in a cold juice!"
01/08/2012: Linda from New Haven, Connecticut replies: "Hi Francisca. I know that the molasses WILL easily dissolve in a cold drink as I had been taking it in cold milk for the past two days. I'm now switching to water along with ACV as I've just learned that the calcium in the milk will inhibit the iron absorption from the BSM."