Molasses Health Benefits and Natural Cures

Last Modified on Mar 24, 2014

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Gray Hair

Approval Ratings
YEA (13)
72%
NAY (2)
11%
BETTER BUT NOT CURED (2)
11%
SIDE EFFECT (1)
6%

[YEA]  Guilda from New Zealand: "Have just finished reading an old book on molasses and it contains not only most minerals our body needs but also all Vit.B complex properties and it is B2 to stop graying hair. Extremely beneficial for good health."


[YEA]  Bernie from SOUTHFIELD,MI: "For approx 20 years I have been taking Blackstrap Molasses - 1 Tablespoon daily in warm water. Sometimes if I need more energy I will take a second Tablespoon. How did I find out about Blackstrap Molasses? I purchased a book many years ago about the positives on the product. Today I am 55 years and do not take any medications from a doctor. The great reason I loved the book was about gray hair. My hair today has very little gray hair compared to other people my age.

P. S. I do also take other natural products along with Blackstrap - so I would not state that Blackstrap is the only reason for good health."

Replies
[YEA]  03/24/2010: Jm from Keller, Tx replies: "Crazy. I had been taking a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses everyday for a month or so, then started getting a little lax. Today I plucked out a gray hair that was silver on the end but dark brown at the root. Will definitely have to start back up again and be vigilant about it."


Hangovers

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/03/2007: JB from Minneapolis, MN: "If you take a tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses after a night of drinks and then one in the morning, the effects don't seem as bad. I'm thinking it's the potassium that is the helper. This molasses has a lot of potassium. My husband tried it and he agreed that he felt much better in the morning. I at first recommended the molasses to my mother who was iron low and had a hard time with iron pills. Her iron was normal a few weeks later at her scheduled doctor apptmt. I read the bottle and noticed the potassium percentage and decided to try it after a cocktail party and was amazed!"


Headaches

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  12/23/2006: Chris from Colorado: "Well, it was that time of the month and I had the mother of all headaches. I tried apple cider vinegar in apple juice and it got a little better. 2 hours later I gave up and took a tablespoon of molasses (don't particularly like that stuff). 10 minutes later my headache was completely gone!"


[YEA]  11/09/2006: Karen from Union, KY: "This is the first time I've tried this for my monthly migraine, which I have had for several years. Nothing I tried seem to prevent this from happening, I could only medicate after it started. This is the first time I haven't had one after using the Molasses. I took a couple of spoonfuls in the morning and took it to work and used a couple of times during the day. I use an organic unsulphered brand. So glad I have found this, no more migraine this month. I really can't believe this, still waiting to see if one comes on."

Replies
02/26/2009: Gretchen from Carlisle, pa replies: "This is great news, I am also a sufferer of the "Monthly Migraine" (mine comes after mine, when do you get yours?) I started taking BSM and ACV today, hopefully to help with fibroids...It's exciting to find out it might help my migraines, grey hair, and constipation too!"


Heart Health

05/04/2009: Anton from Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa: "I have recently suffered a myocardial infarction which resulted in cardiac arrest. I am a great believer in the healing and beneficial properties of crude molasses but when discussing the concept with dietitians they were concerned that the high sugar content would be detrimental to me in my case. Is this true? or can molasses have the wonder healing benefit to the heart muscle/ components and the vascular system in general?"


Hemochromotosis

Approval Ratings
WARNING! (1)
100%

02/08/2009: Jehnet from Belgrade, MT: "So if you have high levels of iron bordering hemochromotosis, would there be a problem taking Black Strap Molases? I have acid reflux, asthma, COPD, and borderline diabetes."

Replies
02/08/2009: Dianna from Austin, TX replies: "all i can tell you is that molasses made me sick. i have diabetes type 1 and also am hep C positive (with good liver enzyme readings) and was also borderline anemic (b12 not iron) when i was younger. molasses sounded wonderful to me.

when i tried it (1 teaspoon) i loved the taste. luckily i didn't take more. i only took it 2 or 3 times and over the next few days my blood sugar skyrocketed. i felt dizzy had the runs and just felt horrible. finally i felt better and my blood sugar went down - but it took about a week.

i stupidly decided that it must be a concidence and decided to try it again with an even smaller dose - 1/2 teaspoon. same thing happened.

from what i read - iron is not good for a hep c positive person - and i may also have too much iron in my body. i'm not sure - but my skin always has a greenish tint to it (olive skin) and i remember having a similar feeling after taking some vitamins with iron.

i would be careful if you try molasses - make sure you get organic unsulfured - and try a small dose and see how you feel. also i have heard that molasses has naturally occuring sulfites and this may have been what bothered me.

oh - i must say that after taking only 1/2 teaspoon a couple of times - even though it made me sick - that when my period came a couple of weeks later - i had absolutely NO cramping and only a couple of clots at the end.

i wish i could tolerate molasses :( hope you can!

good luck
djh"
[WARNING!]  05/21/2009: Marcelle from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa replies: "WARNING Do not take Black Strap Molasses if you suffer from Haemochromotosis. This is a disease in which your iron levels are too high. Seeing that BSM is a huge source of iron you would then be seriously overloading."


Horses

Approval Ratings
YEA (3)
100%

[YEA]  05/27/2008: LuAnn from Newcastle, CA: "Black Strap molasses in water for horses! Amazing results."

EC: What kind of results? Please share!

Replies
06/12/2008: Annette from Orwell, United States replies: "Black Strap Molasses I would like to know how it helps horses? I have a horse that may benefit from it."
[YEA]  12/31/2008: Carolyn from Novato, Ca replies: "I use a smear of molassas on my horse's bits to get them to want to get bridled and it works great!! Most sweet feeds for horses (grain mixtures) contains molassas and there's a mix called A & M that we feed to fatten up skinny horses. It's ground up alfalfa and molasses and smells so good! Horses who are on sweet feeds or A & M usually look and feel great... sometimes too good and get frisky when you're riding them. I'm not aware of any specific ailments in horses that molasses fixes. I know that Apple Cider Vinegar helps keep stones from forming in their stomachs... (enteroliths)."
[YEA]  08/28/2009: Jennifer from Sacramento, Ca replies: "Molasses is commonly used to help horses, cattle, pigs, etc. get used to new water. If you move to a new location and find that your animals aren't drinking the water because it tastes different, try adding a couple tablespoons of molasses to the water. It helps to mask the new tast of the water with someone sweet that they like. Particularly helpful if your horses are familiar with the smell and taste of molasses."


Hot Flashes

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  03/30/2010: Annie from Warkworth, New Zealand: "Hi I am looking after a man with Parkinsons and he has had problems with night sweats and also hot flashes during the day. A few years ago a lady told me Blackstrap Molasses helped with hot flashes so he tried it. He was amazed as it really worked and he and his wife are getting better sleeps. I have heard that it helps with alot of other illnesses also."


[YEA]  07/29/2008: Joyce from Atlanta, GA: "Purchased some blackstrap molasses 5 days ago for the first time and I cant believe after only taking 2 teaspoons for 3 days, I am no longer having hot flashes. I am shocked and will continue to take this for my usual low blood count. I feel so enegetic. I shared information with co-worker and picked her up a bottle too. Lets keep sharing this information so others will know the benefits of BSM. Joyce"


Immune System

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  03/01/2007: Caroline from Nairobi, Kenya: "Hi people, This is another plus for blackstrup molasses!Theres been a flu virus going around over here and usually im one of the first poeple to get it.This time for the first time I escaped.Unbelievable.Please try it,try it,try it any cynic out there and decide for yourself!Carol"


Insomnia

Approval Ratings
YEA (2)
100%

[YEA]  09/29/2008: Joseph from Detroit, MI: "Starting using Blackstrap Molasses for Insomnia. Worked the very first night and then after. I take one-two tablespoons right before bedtime. I now get a full night sleep, no waking up in the middle of the night."


[YEA]  Francis from Detroit, MI: "It gave me the rest that I really needed. I was just recovering from a bad sinus infection. I was unable to sleep due to antihistamine D. Finally, I realized that Black Strap Molasses had loads of minerals. Therefore, I took 1 tablespoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon at night. I slept so well that night, the next day,I was almost late for work."


Iron

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

[YEA]  01/29/2013: Arn from Kenmore, Wa.: "We need to understand the difference between elemental iron and organic iron. The reduced iron in your breakfast cereal and enriched flour is nothing more than iron filings. An anemic friend got a prescription from her doc that was nothing more than powdered rust in glycerine. Elemental iron actually causes pernicious anemia, according to the PDR. It's the inorganic iron that builds up in your system and acts as a free radical.

In contrast, the iron compounds in molasses are in an organic form compounded by the plant to be useful to living things, and safe. I wouldn't worry about overdosing on molasses.

By the way, molasses is a superfood indeed. They start with a field of plants, remove the water, fiber, sugar, and what's left is concentrated organic minerals! If such a thing were formulated in a lab it would be ridiculously expensive. But here it is, dirt cheap and delicious."


Iron Content

Approval Ratings
YEA (1)
100%

07/01/2013: Letitia from Chicago, Illinois: "If Blackstrap Molasses has calcium in it, how does the body absorb the much needed iron?"

Replies
07/02/2013: Anon replies: "Hi, basically just take Blackstrap Molasses regularly and you will notice the difference- as the vitamins and minerals are balanced and easily absorbable they work quickly to solve this problem."
07/02/2013: Anonymous from Mississauga , On replies: "I had the same question in mind, in general I look for Blackstrap Molasses with a higher level of iron and a lower of ca, vit c and folic acid will help increase the iron absorption. Have you checked the market for other iron rich foods, Everybody compains about the Blackstrap molasses taste, it's similar to me to plum juice or jam taste."
07/25/2013: Kt from The Usa replies: "It does have a very distinctive taste. I dilute a TBSP in a cup of warm water or 2% milk (sometimes half water half milk) and it is tolerable. I also add it to my oatmeal. I add some to spaghetti sauce or baked beans and my husband cannot detect it.

After reading several posts here I think molasses is being confused with BSM. I used to purchase molasses feed for my horses. I don't think BSM is added to that grain."






 



 

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