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Blackstrap Molasses for Mentrual Issues

Jul 23, 2016


Blackstrap molasses is a natural remedy for a variety of menstrual issues. Blackstrap molasses is useful for heavy periods, cramping, PMS, fibroids and other issues related to the female cycle.

Which Menstrual Problems Benefit from Blackstrap Molasses?

Heavy Periods - Women who experience heavy periods with large clots often find relief with blackstrap molasses. Taking 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses daily for the entire month often brings surprising relief from the heavy bleeding. Blackstap molasses, because of its high iron content, will also help to restore the iron lost from the heavy bleeding.

PMS - Pre-menstrual syndrome is often caused by a hormone imbalance. These imbalances can be cause by nutritional deficiencies. Because blackstrap molasses is full of essential nutrients, it will often restore normal body function. Usually to help with PMS, blackstrap molasses is taken all month long.

Cramps - Menstrual cramps are often helped with a daily dose of blackstrap molasses. As with PMS, the blackstrap can restore the nutritional deficiencies that are causing the cramps. The magnesium in blackstrap molasses is especially helpful for cramping. Taking blackstrap molasses all month long will help prevent monthly cramping. An extra dose or two during days of cramping may also bring relief from acute symptoms.

Fibroids - Fibroids cause women a multitude of complications, including infertility, pain, and excess bleeding. A daily dose of blackstrap molasses will help to restore the iron that is lost through the heavy bleeding. It can also bring nutrients needed by the body to heal the problem of fibroids. Since the fibroids took time to form, expect that it will take some time to heal the fibroids. It may take many months of daily doses of blackstrap molasses before a significant improvement is noticed.

Ovarian Cysts - Blackstrap molasses, combined with aloe and beets has helped many women to heal of their ovarian cysts. You will find more information about this treatment here.

How Do I Take Blackstrap Molasses for Menstrual Issues?

A typical dose of blackstrap molasses is 1 tablespoon each day. However, when you begin with a new treatment or supplement, it is often best to begin slowly to make sure the remedy agrees with you. You can always start with 1 teaspoon each day and increase the amount gradually.

Blackstrap molasses can be added to coffee, tea or your morning smoothie. It can be taken straight off the spoon. It can mixed into a glass of hot or cold water.

Side Effects of Blackstrap Molasses for Menstrual Problems

Some women who have ceased menstruation begin bleeding or spotting when they take blackstrap molasses. If menstruation had ceased due to the fact that the body was low in nutrients, restoring those nutrients could cause menstruation to resume.

Because blackstrap molasses is a sugar, it has the potential to increase blood sugar. Diabetic women, especially, may need to monitor their blood sugar when they begin taking blackstrap molasses to make sure it suits their situation.

Have you tried blackstrap molasses for menstrual problems? We would love to hear your story!




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Posted by Bea (San Antonio, Tx) on 08/17/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Amazing for me and a friend of mine. Both of us had extremely heavy periods. I suffered two miscarriages and two DNC's. Horrible, my periods were never the same again for two years. I was anemic, losing a lot of blood, huge clots, flooding pads, staining clothes at work, wouldn't leave the house. Desperate I looked for a natural way to going under the knife.

This has been amazing. I bought organic, BSM at our health food store. Started taking it DAY OF and added a 1/4 tsp. Of baking soda just because I read how good it is for you, just so desperate I tried it. 2 tbs. In am. 1 at night in an 8oz. Glass of room temp. Water. First day, I could see a change not as many clots, flooding, cramping and I didn't have to go home from work! Continued this for the entire cycle and results kept getting better. For the first time in two years I had a regular 7 day period. I was so happy!

My friend suffered for 7 years. I gave her the recipe, she actually did it and she said she could really tell a difference, she did not go 20 days (I don't know how she lived that way, but women do??) bleeding straight and instead she had an 8 day cycle. She could not believe it either. I dont know how it works but it works and ever since I found this site I hope with all my heart more women find it. (p. S. I also read BSM is great against constipation ;)

Replied by Catrina
Western Ireland, Ireland
08/20/2012
Hi, Does Black Strap Molasses balance hormones or is it just that the introduction of the extra minerals/nutrients causes a positive effect on the menstrual cycle/body. Cheers for contributing.
Replied by Brenda
Smyrna
10/03/2014
I have fibroids/heavy periods and recently had a blood transfusion for being anemic. Can you clarify the formula and mixture? Thanks!
Replied by Kriti
Chhattisgarh, India
01/29/2016
Hello.. I just wanted to ask that does this Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) helps to regulate the periods?.. as I have it once in two months and a heavy periods with clots passing, which lasts for even a month.

Posted by V (Richmond, Virginia) on 06/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Started last month on the vinger and blackstrapp after 7 years 1st time no bloat, no gushing and no large clots thank you all for this wonderful info I so amazed thank you, thank you :)

Replied by Stephanie
Douglasville, Georgia
07/31/2012
I have a very large fibroid tumor and the flow was so bad that I was close to needing a transfusion. I would bleed for three out four weeks a month, sometimes spending 45 minutes stuck on the toilet gushing like a water faucet. I really thought I was going to bleed to death not to mention baseball size clots that were painful to pass. Organic Blackstrap Molasses stopped all of that. As long as I take 1 tbsp every morning I have normal periods. It saved my life. I have been doing it for two years now.

One thing to note is only the organic works for me. The health food store was out of the organic so I bought the regular blackstrap molasses, it said unsulphered so I tried it. It did not work, within 2 days I started bleeding. Also I have to take a dose every day... If I miss a day I will start to bleed in 24 hours. Unfortunately it has not stopped the growth of my fibroid, it has doubled in size even though I eat lots of turmeric and take curcumin capsules.

Linda
Ireland
05/07/2016
I've read that red clover will help shrink fibroids. Also that it balances estrogen levels, lowering them if too high and raising them if too low, hope this helps.

Posted by Sona (Ghaziabad, India) on 10/31/2011

Please let me know will it be ok if a person with a weak digestion can have BSM as I have a tendency for loose stool if I take any mineral rich diet... But at the same time heavy flow with bad cramps..... Still I want to try BSM.... What precautions to be taken?

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
10/31/2011
Sona, start small, start with 1/2 teaspoon a day.

Posted by Cherryl (Ashburn, Va) on 05/05/2011
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter has been having terrible cramps and heavy periods. After taken blackstrap molases, she's been doing great. I also started taking it. I'm not as tired and my grey hair is not as grey.


Posted by Camilla H (Ridgebury, Ct Usa) on 12/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had heavy spotting and a heavy period at age 60. It seemed to be a cyst (ovarian) from my symptoms. I was really scared as I had a high health insurance deductible and the thought of expensive tests was out of the question. This site has helped me so much and I thought I would share with you my strategy gleaned from other readers's comments. I rarely ate red meat and with the alarming bleeding lately, and the cyst; I must have been anemic on top of the cyst or fibroids.

I started Saturday with 2 TBSP Plantation Blackstrap Molasses three times that first day. Mixed with chocolate low fat milk. Then 2 tsp Apple Cider Vineger diluted in water with a small addition of fruit juice to flavor three times day. The second day, reduced to 2 tsp of BSM twice a day and same dose of ACV twice a day. Third day, 1 robust TBSP BSM and 2 tsp ACV each twice a day morning and night. At first, the bleeding changed in content. A darker red and not lightening up. I was scared but kept on. Taking an Advil helped to lighten it for a few hours. I kept up and onward believing in the other ladies who had gotten results. On the fourth day, a slight reduction in bleeding. On this the fifth day, less yet again. I will keep you posted. I am so relieved so far. I was always buying Kotex pads and was exhausted each day with the stress of why was the bleeding happening?

Replied by Special01
Indianapolis, In, Usa
12/15/20105 out of 5 stars
This is how things started for me. By the next month my cycle went from 15-16 days to 5. Now it lasts about 3 days and it is not heavy at all. I tried Blackstrap Molasses with Apple Cider Vinegar and it was heavier. I just use Blackstrap Molasses alone.

Posted by Tuesday (Indianapolis, In) on 06/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Blackstrap Molasses is my life saver. I had extremely heavy periods that would last 15-18 days. I take 1 tablespoon of bsm daily and 2 when my period comes. My periods have gone to 3-5 days. I have noticed a strong odor. anybody have any remedies for the odor??

Replied by Tasha
East Coast, Usa
08/27/20105 out of 5 stars
I too had very heavy periods. They were also irregular. I once went almost a year without one. I happened to be almost a month late when I started taking 1 tbsp of BSM daily. Within 3 days I started. Now that may be a coincidence, but this period was very different. Normally I have extremely painful, crippling cramps, heavy bleeding and periods that lasted 5-7 days. This time my cramps were 90% gone, flow 50% lighter and it only lasted 3 days! I havent had a period like that in a few years so I know its the BSM. Not only did it effectively solve my "female" problems but within 7 days it had slowed my hirsutism. Amazing. And while I havent been diagnosed with PCOS, Im pretty sure this is what I have. And my theory is that if it has corrected my symptoms, it must help with the condition too. HIGHLY recommended and I'm HIGHLY impressed.
Replied by Hef
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
09/22/2011
Couple of days ago my wife was having very bad menstural cramps with bloating. I did some research and bought her Un-Sulfered BSM.... Today is 3rd day and there was a 80% reduction in her pain and cramp on the second day. Today she told me that there is no pain.

I thought of adding this feedback here as BSM really has worked.!!

I have also started taking BSM in the morning and also started oil pulling (today is my second day) to address my continues fatigue issues. Surprisingly enough, I woke up quite alert in the morning, otherwise I would feel lethargic even after 8-9 hours of sleep and feel like going to bed again. But the last two day were really different I must day. I'll continue on both for next few weeks and post my udpate here.


Posted by Jomarie (Kansas City, Mo) on 12/21/2009

On my last period I decided to try Blackstrap Molasses for my terrible cramps that put me down for atleast 1 day..I took 2 tbsp. in almond milk and was amazed how much it eased my cramps...enough that I was able to function that 1st day and not have to go to bed w/ the heating pad. Because of the BSM, I was able to cut way back on the Midol and Ibuprofen which are very hard on the stomach. Also the flow was not as heavy as well. I highly reccommend anyone to try BSM if you have the same menstrual related problems. I am so happy to have found this remedy.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
12/22/2009
525 Posts
Hello JoMarie from Kansas City,

Have you considered that those menstrual cramps that lay you low might be telling you that you need some magnesium? If so, you might want to bring your level up quicker by using the MgCl (magnesium chloride) transdermally (absorbed through the skin). See site for obtaining it on the transdermal magnesium page of EC.

EC: Transdermal Magnesium Therapy page here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/transdermal-magnesium-therapy.html

Replied by Sarah
Baltimore, Md
12/28/2012
I started taking magnesium when I feel my period starting and I barely feel any pain at all. I used to get it really bad. I take homeopathic mag phos, 4 tablets every 15 mn for 2 hours and some more the next couple days. That's all!! It's amazing. it's also helped me ALOT with moods and moments of stress!! Highly recommend it....

Posted by Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) on 01/31/2009
0 out of 5 stars

I stopped menstruating 2 years ago (I'm 47; my mother stopped at 46), and was pretty sure that I had gone through menopause. However, six months ago I started taking blackstrap molasses, and one month began bleeding. I stopped the molasses and the menstruation stopped too (it was very light). Now I have begun the molasses, the menstruation - very irregularly has begun again. I'm a bit worried why this is happening and whether it is normal. Anyone's informed feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

Replied by Donna Hyde
Lincoln, NE
02/12/20095 out of 5 stars
i stopped my menstruation a year ago. i started black strap,and apple cider viniger 1 month ago because my ankles were swollen, and redness was going up my legs. the apple cider and black strap did get rid of my swollen legs. i started a light period after 1 year of not having one. i said ''well hello''. i came to the conclusion that my body was so depleted of minerals that my body quit bleeding because it had nothing to give. i guess it will quit when it is ready to quit, i am not worried about it. i feel better than i have felt in years. if black strap was doing something to hurt me, then i would be feeling sickly. i feel young again. i don't suffer hot flashes anymore, my bones don't hurt, i am finaly able to loose weight. i have lost 25 pounds since i started black strap almost 2 months ago.i take it with apple cider viniger, and warm water. Thank God for His wisdom of what is good for us
Replied by Lynette
Houston, Tx
11/17/2010
Donna, How much blackstrap molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar were you taking?
Replied by Jennifer
Maryland
07/13/2016
You have to use unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses. That's the one they doesn't cause you to bleed more.

Posted by Saundra (Cleveland, OH) on 12/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I purchased Organic Molasses manufactured by Wholesome Sweeteners from The Food Co-op in Cleveland(on sale $3.98/31 oz. bottle). This version is unsulphured. I have only been taking it for one week, but the first day I used it was 2 days before the start of my menses. I noticed that the flow decreased in duration from 6 days to 4 days. I am 47 years old, do not have fibroids or any other complaint other than some gray hair and ocassional stiff knees. I am in general good health. I swallow two tablespoons in the mornings straight down. I will take note of the duration of my cycle next month as well. I am not expecting to see any changes in my hair color for at least 4 months. Will keep you posted. Thanks to all who have shared their input. Peace, health, abundance & wealth to all!


Posted by Nancy (Northern, IA) on 11/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

At the end of August my menstrual cycle lasted 3 weeks and the flow was three times as heavyas normal. The Dr. said I had "huge" fibroids and an ovarian cyst on my right ovary. They said some of my options were a hysterectomy or trying birth control pills. I found earthclinic instead.

Thanks to the advice on earthclinic, I decided to try the molasses trick. Our grocery store didn't carry the blackstrap--so I thought I'd wait until I got somewhere that did. After only 1 week off--I got my cycle again. On the 2nd day it was abnormally heavy again--I thought --shoot, I'll try the regular stuff, and bought the regular molasses-mild and unsulphered. I took 1 TBSP.

Was it coincidence that it worked instantly? Was it conincidence that the cramping dissapeared? Was it conincidence that my next 2 cycles were right on schedule and back to normal? More importantly, was it coincidence that my follow up ultra-sound showed that the cyst had dissolved and the fibroids were now classified as large-rather than huge? I don't know--but for $2.50 per month (the cost of the bottle and how long it lasted) I will definately continue with taking 1 TBSP per day coincidence or not!!

Replied by Mia
Seattle, WA
03/12/2009
wow, thanks Nancy!
Replied by Healthnut In Atlanta
Atlanta, Ga
02/10/2014
Make sure that you take the the DAY OF your cycle. I thought I would be proactive and start drinking it about 10 days before my cycle came you it would be built up in my system...BAD IDEA!

It actually made me come on my cycle 9 days early!! EARLY!!! Seriously...please make sure you only take it the day of...unless you want to come on early...

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe
02/10/2014
That's strange, Healthnut. In my family, it is taken all month - especially during the week BEFORE the menses, to offset pain. And it does work for that. I guess everyone is different. Or could it be that in your case it was cleaning out undesireable stuff?
Replied by Carly
Wa, Usa
02/10/2014
Dear Healthnut....this is nonsense. I take unsulphered blackstrap Molasses at one tablespoon a day, every day...for the past couple of years. There are irregularities for every woman in her cycle from time to time....but this is something that can happen with or without the BSM.

Posted by Adaku (London, United Kingdom) on 08/26/2008
1 out of 5 stars

re: excessive and prolonged peroids. I have been trying the black strap molasses for almost 2 weeks it made my period worse. i have fibroids and exceesive bleeding every month and its difficult cause im trying for a baby pleas help i have prolonged periods.

Replied by Satina
Waldport, Oregon
11/01/2008
Is your molasses the sulfured kind? That has been known to increase bleeding and cramps. Get the unsulfured, organic kind!
Replied by Susan
Northern, IL
11/02/2008
Adaku, besides making sure you have the right molasses, try to make sure your PH is alkaline. I had horrible, heavy cycles until I used ACV+Baking soda. Cycles got much better/shorter. Some people need the baking soda, some don't. You have to expirment. Also, make sure you to stay away from articifical ingredients in food (ex. aspartame, MSG, etc), drink good water (not tap water, etc), take a good food based multi a few days a week, etc. May also want to look at kelp for the iodine. No pops - get used to drinking water. If you've been on birth control,y ou may have to address hormone imbalances. Look at other symtpoms you may be having for commonalities. Not medical advice - just what I would do.
Replied by Kimberly
In
08/15/2013
By chance did the Blackstrap Molasses start cleaning out your system... Hence the extended period? Maybe if you continued another couple of months it might get better? Kinda guessing here

Posted by Mary (New York, New York) on 04/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia and put on birth control pills recently. I'm a menopausal 50 year old and don't need or want to be taking hormones. I found your site with all the testimonials from women who shared my history of extremely heavy periods (I swear I lost 2 pints in one day) sleeping on towels, enduring anemic exhaustion, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, muscle fatigue, etc. I decided to try taking one tablespoon of BSM per day in a cup of warm water. IT WORKS! I've had two completely normal periods in a row and my doctor (who had been seeing me 2-3 times per month) scheduled my next appointment six months from now. I believe I'll be taking BMS for the rest of my looooong life. Thank you all.


Posted by Diane (New Albany, Ohio) on 04/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I am 51 years old and for the past year I have been experiencing very heavy menstrual bleeding.February 29th I was taken to the hospital by ambulance due to how heavy the bleeding was. I was diagnosed with anemia and the ER doc did see something resembling a cauliflower growth on the cervix. I am going to be having pelvic ultrasound and probably other tests this week. During the lapse of time between that ER visit and this apppointment next week I have been out of state taking care of a sick parent and put off tests which I know is bad. I found this website when trying to figure out what I can do to get the bleeding under control until I this is diagnosed. I have been taking 1 tablespoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses per day from the day my period ends until 10 days beofre another one is due to start. At that point 10 days before and during the period I take 1 tablespoon in the morning and 1 in the early evening. I take it straight and just drink lots of water after. I am pleased to report that the bleeding is probably half of what it was. I have had two realatively easy periods now. The only down side I can report is that my stools are slightly loose and very black by the time I have doubled that dose for 10 days. I am assuming this is from the mineral content. My stools return to normal as soon as I go back down to 1 tablespoon. I would also like to add that long before my periods became so problematic that I had become housebound for the duration I had seen eraly symptoms that there is something wrong. Three years ago I started to have night sweats. Over a period of 3 years I lost 10 pounds without trying. My body composition changed dramatically from very muscular to flacid. I went to my physician who ran tests and found nothing to be wrong. In the years to follow I was going through a very difficult time in my marriage and the stress was unbelievable. I develped a tic in my eye, I started having anxiety attacks. I have had mysterious aches and pains all over and finally my periods became very heavy. I sought help from physicains 4 times over a period of 3 years and all 3 physicians thought I looked too good to be sick and ran just a few tests which did not show any problems.They concluded that it was due to the severe stress and suggested leaving the marraige and getting professional counseling. I know my body and my intuition was telling me there is something wrong but I ignored it probably because I wanted to believe the physicians were right. Now I hope this is not cancer and strictly due to either perimenopause or fibroids. I have periods every month right on schedule every 28 days.


Posted by Sarah (Northern, NJ) on 03/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Unsulphed BSM for menstrual issues-YEA !!!! I can't find the words to say how thankful I am for this website & everyone that shared info on Unsulphered Black strap molasses for Menstrual issues. I've been on it for a whole month now, & it truly is a blessing for me. It's helped with the Pain & lightned it. I just used less than a tblspoon in warm-hot water daily. Again, Thanks you have no idea after many years of barely can't getting out of bed how much this has helped me.


Posted by Valarie (Gulfport, Mississippi) on 03/21/2008
0 out of 5 stars

Since I have been taken blackstrap mollasses,it have made me look like i am so swollen looking,i look like i am on steriods or something. I think that i going to stop taking it,although it help with my menastration cycle my cycle was on for 3 weeks.now after using black strap mollasses,it stays on for 7 days. I having been using it for about 6 months.


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