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Blackstrap Molasses
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Posted by Anna (OK, US) on 01/06/2008

[YEA]  Hi, I just wanted to write to thank you for the information on Blackstrap molasses. I've had very painful periods ever since I can remember and have had to rely on powerful painkillers just so that I can get through the day. Without my painkillers I will be lying curled up in bed crying from the pain, it is so bad! After taking 1-2 tablespoons of BSM per day for 3 months, I am having my first "normal" period. Yes, there is still pain and cramping, but I believe this is closer to the normal levels. I am uncomfortable at times but not crying in bed so it is a definite improvement. It is also the first time in YEARS I didn't pop my pills! THANK YOU so much!

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Posted by Angel (San Francisco, California) on 12/08/2007

[YEA]  After having irregular periods for 3 months, and no diagnoses for it other than hormonal imbalance, I decided to look into what I could do to take my own health into my hands. I found information regarding BSM and decided I would give it a try. After 2 weeks, my constant spotting stopped. I began to feel energetic and started walking every day again. My mood has lifted. And everyone I know has asked me what skin cream I'm using, because my skin is visibly glowing! I'm also sleeping better. And I cannot deny that my sugar cravings have lessoned. Before I began my 3 tablespoon a day regimen of black strap molasses, I know my body was depleted of vitamins and minerals. I will be continuing with BSM in hopes that my health will improve along with other measures I intend to take!

Posted by Maureen (Portland, ME) on 10/17/2007

[YEA]  I started taking the blackstrap molasses to slow down the white hair growth. I think that has helped to some degree. But, what I have really noticed is my menstrals....much more pleasant. Less painful and not so heavy. What a pleasant surprise. Usually my breasts hurt too...but not this time. I think I will be taking this forever. Now, if my little white hairs go away...well, this would be perfect!!

Posted by Diane (Dallas, TX) on 09/01/2007

[YEA]  Black Strap Molasses stopped my heavy and over-long periods. After only one month of using it. My doctor was suggesting a hysterectomy because I have fibroids and sometimes I was bleeding for an entire month. I have had several surgeries in the past and I don't want to ever be cut on again. I found your site using google. I didn't really think the black strap molasses would work, but I was ready to try almost anything to avoid a surgery. Someone else on this site suggested taking ibuprofen with the molasses. I started taking both daily. I have since stopped taking the ibuprofen but continued taking the molasses daily in the morning and at night before bed. After months of my periods lasting for weeks at a time I had a period end after only six days. I take it by tablespoon. I don't like the taste but I want to get it over with quickly. I see the doctor again in October for a check on my fibroids. The black strap molasses has not changed my gray hair, but I am so very pleased about the change in my period.

Posted by Tish (Chicago, IL) on 07/21/2007

[YEA]  My period has been always heavy that my hemoglobin level is always low that I have to take iron and shot every 2 weeks. ITs hard also to work and go to the bathroom every now and then. When I bleed it like for 10 days and more. I was diagnosed with fibroid just 2 months ago and I found your website just weeks before my surgery and its my second day of my period. I started taking the molasses and the next day my period slow down and no blood clotting and it stopped after 5 days. My daughter is always suffering from constipation and I recommended her this and she said she never pooh like this before..THANK YOU!

Posted by Yaakova (Tulsa, Oklahoma) on 07/05/2007

[YEA]  I am a 44 yr old female with Type 2 diabetes, HBP and osteoarthritis. I had almost given up on myself until 2 months ago. I found your site and started taking ACV hoping for relief from arthritis pain (2 tbs 3x a day mixed with apple juice). The first 3 days were rough, I felt pretty bad. Then I started feeling better. Not only has ACV helped ease the arthritis pain, but it has also lowered my blood pressure and my blood sugar levels have also dropped! My average was 135 and it is now 108! I've even lost some weight! I feel like I have a new found energy and my sleep patterns have improved! I don't have food cravings anymore and my complexion looks great too. I can't say enough about how ACV has helped me. I have told several of my friends about this site. They too are having success with many of the remedies posted here. May I also say that I started Black Strap Molasses at the same time (1 tbs once a day with 5 oz milk). My period was very heavy with lots of large clots and lasted for almost 2 weeks. I was always weak and light-headed during my period. I am happy to report that my last period was only 7 days! The first 3 days were still heavy but it tapered off to normal. The light-headed feeling is gone too. I am so glad I found this website. I feel like I am becoming the person I used to be when I was younger and I am very happy with the changes.

Posted by Maria (Houston, Texas) on 05/05/2007

[YEA]  I was suffering for years with anemia and I had even been let go from my job due to the fact that I could not keep my strength up. I had been told by several doctors that my multiple fibroids required a hysterectomy. I had no tolerance for ANY type of iron supplement. I was steadily getting worse. One doctor even gave up treating me. When that happened I was greatly distressed. I began to recall an island friend telling me that I needed to take blackstrap molasses. So I began using it and lo and behold I improved immediately. My blood count went up from 6 to 7.8 in one month. I now am going through menopause and have found that it helps even with that. I love it and tell everyone about it. My husband takes it daily. I also have no more symptoms of anemia and fibroid issues. I take it now for the calcium and other minerals that are great for menopause troubles.

Posted by Zenith (Asheville, NC) on 04/23/2007

[YEA]  Thank you so much for your efforts in helping people like me take their health in their own hands! I have searched for years for the reasons I was feeling so sluggish and drained all the time, especially that one week (or more) a month....well I am here to tell you that there is certainly something to the Blackstrap WORKS!!!! For the first time since my youngest was born nearly 6 years ago I have suffered with nightmare periods, to the point where I wouldn't leave the house for nearly 10 days....after 5 weeks of taking BSM I am happy to say that my period was NORMAL and I am back to my old self again. I went from 10 days of misery to 5 days that I actually spent in my yard and garden. SMILE I take it as needed, if I started feeling crampy I would just eat it off the spoon and less than 30 minutes later...RELIEF! I recommend all women eat a little every day, you won't regret it! Good health to you all.

Posted by Vickie (Toronto, Canada) on 03/26/2007

[YEA]  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

Posted by Carol on 03/07/2007

[YEA]  Thank you very much for making a difference in people lives by your've given many of us hope and something to work on collectively. I'm so excited about the molasses discovery, you could say I've gone molasses bonkers... I'm not 65 year old mother and young sister have joined me... I have had fibroids for 3 years and even suffered from dizziness before my menses..pre feels so good post molasses to go through an unavoidable process smoothly... I've also decided to take ACV with my molasses and oil pull... Oh yes, you could suggest to your readers to try the Ayurvedic tea Triphala..the toilet visits are frequent in the beginning but after sometime one can't resist it... I suspect that all ailments originate from the frequent or infrequent bowel movements stemming form a bad diet etc.. my diet was totally unhealthy before entailing too much southern fried chicken...well I have to undo what I did... Keep on touching the lives of people and giving hope to all of us... A lot of people have written to me to reassure them that it is for real what i wrote in your website about my cramps cure.. i told them the best way to know is to try it out for themselves.. May the light guide your good work,

Blackstrap Molasses, Shepherd's Purse
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Posted by Noel (Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) on 01/02/2012

[YEA]  I had my period for a month straight... Getting heavier as time went on. I looked on this site and decided to give molasses a try. I took a teaspoon in the morning afternoon and night. I'm not too sure if it was the molasses or the shephard's purse or their combined effect, but I'm all done!! It didn't work right away.. I had to take it for about 4-5 days before anything happened, and it wasn't until I made an infusion of the shepherd's purse instead of just drinking it as a tea that my period stopped completely. So I would recommend to anyone to look into shepherd's purse if the molasses doesn't work right away. (there's lot's of info if you google it)

Replied by Kitti
Sterling, Tx
What dosage of shepard purse did you take and how many times a day?
Replied by Carol
[YEA]   It is the shepherd purse that I use to stop my bleeding.

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Posted by Jennysmom2 (Idaho, US) on 01/27/2015

Ugh, I have been on this site and it has helped me more that you will ever know. I have had heavy periods for about 15 years and have pretty much resolved myself to it and my short 21 day cycle. I have tried apple cider vinegar, black strap molasses, cayenne, turmeric, dandelion, red raspberry leaf, you name it. I have been able to lighten the flow somewhat, and my cramps, bloating, pms, etc. seem to be gone. But, this is my question. I had my cycle less than 2 weeks ago, and I got a very bad sinus and chest cold. I have been taking at least 6 tablespoons of the vinegar a day and 2-3 capsules of the cayenne for the cold. My period came back and is incredibly heavy and huge clots. Is this from the pepper? My cold and fever are almost gone, but I can't seem to stop the flow. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Replied by Mama to Many Donate

Dear Jennysmom2,

It seems unlikely that the cayenne would cause the bleeding you are experiencing. Perhaps if you were taking a very large amount, but 3 capsules is less than a teaspoon. I take the amount you are talking about to stop bleeding. It seems like I have seen a report or two on this site of ACV increasing flow (or causing periods to come closer together.) It could be a matter of "too much of a good thing, " in that case.

I have used Liquid Chlorophyll to decrease bleeding - a tablespoon every hour for heavy bleeding. (May turn the stool dark.)

Do you possibly have fibroids? You have tried so many things and have improved your symptoms some, but heavy cycles that are only 21 days apart is a lot on your body, not to mention a pain!

I wonder if, when you get your current acute sickness dealt with, if castor oil packs over the pelvic area 4 evenings a week for 4 weeks would improve the situation. (Never use when you have a period, though.)

Or there is Dr. Shultze's Ladies Formula. It might be helpful to bring further improvement to your situation. It is expensive, but if you tried it and it helped you, you could make your own. It is not hard to do. I have done so and found it helpful.

I hope you feel better all around soon!

~Mama to Many~

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Idaho, US
Thank you Mama to Many for your reply. Now that I step back from the situation, I do believe it was the apple cider vinegar; I did have the same situation before, now that I think about it. I went ahead and ordered the Female formula. I have been taking it for about 15 days. My period came again, after 21 no change there yet, but this time, it is still heavy, but not nearly as bad as last time. I have done castor oil packs in the past, and they did lighten the flow. They are messy, though. I guess I will just have to keep at it. Cayenne does lighten the flow for me, but I just need to keep working to find the root of the problem. Thank you again for your help......
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Dear Jennysmom2,

Thanks for updating! I am glad to know how things are going.

Let me know how the female formula works for you over time!

~Mama to Many~

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Idaho, US
Mama to Many......I really think the women's formula helped me the most....3 cycles now about 28 days each, with a lighter flow. They women's formula is pretty spendy. Any tips to make my own? Thanks again, Jennysmom2
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Dear Jennysmom2,

Here is how to make the Female Formula.

Mix together the following herbs in the amounts explained.
1 part Dong Quai Root (Angelica)
1 part Chaste Tree Berries (Vitex)
1 part Wild Yam Root
1 part of the following mix - (3 parts Damiana leaf, 1 part Hops Flowers, 1 part Licorice root)

Take 2 ounces of the dried herb and put into a mason jar. Pour 16 ounces (2 cups) 100 Proof Vodka (50% aqueous-alcohol solution) over the herbs. Put the lid on the jar. Leave on your counter where you will notice it. Shake twice a day. After two weeks (up to six weeks), strain through a clean piece of muslin or t-shirt fabric or coffee filter. Store in a cool dark place.
When I made this tincture, I skipped the Hops Flowers and Licorice root because I didn't have them on hand and there was not a lot in the mixture. So I just used equal parts of Dong Quai Root, Chaste Tree Berries, Wild Yam Root and Damiana Leaf.
I usually get my herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can just get 1/4 pound of each. Between that and the vodka, the up front cost seems like a lot. But you will be able to make oodles of this tincture. The tincture will last a couple of years. So you could make a lot of this stuff up at once and not worry about it for a while.

Dosing Information Here

Let me know if something isn't clear. Hope this works well for you. I am so happy to hear of your improvement.

~Mama to Many~

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I hardly remember I have fibroids till my period starts. This is the 11th day. It is not heavy; maybe because I am taking ACV/BSM, but the bleeding hasn't stopped either. What do I do? Pls help.
Replied by Mama To Many Donate

Dear Ify,

I have found Shepherd's Purse tincture to work well for bleeding. I take a dropperful in an ounce or two of water and repeat the dose after a few hours if need be.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Celestine (Reading, UK) on 09/03/2014

[YEA]  Oh Wow! Finally have found something that stops the extremely heavy bleeding.I have always had heavy periods but in the last 15 years they have got crazy. It's been like a tap. I have been diagnosed with mild endometriosis and small fibroids. In my most recent laparoscopy and hysteroscopy they said apart from those things everything looks OK.

Over the years I have tried tranhexamic acid, mefanamic acid, mirena coil, norethisterone, bcp, and the bleeding had just got worse. Flooding at night and day and not being able to leave the house. My last hospital visit I was told again that hysterectomy is the only choice now. But I have been experimenting with some natural methods. I tried yarrow and shepherd's purse. Some mild improvements but when day 2 of the period came - flooding again.

I came on Earth Clinic and decided to to try black strap molasses and apple cider vinegar. I took them every day for a whole month (both organic and good brands) and then the period came. I was so hopeful but they did not work for me.

Then I saw the cayenne thing. It was worth a try. I just used the tub of cayenne I had in my kitchen cupboard. I took a teaspoon dissolved in warm water with some honey and drank it. OMG - the change was DRAMATIC. Last night I did not need to change my protection in the night - when usually I would change it 3 or 4 times. Today I went out and bought some more cayenne. This is a miracle for me. I am taking it every four hours. I have read up on the internet some articles say that it is a vasodilator - opens up the arteries to allow blood flow - which is kind of not what you would think you want. But other articles say it just 'balances' the blood flow in different parts of the body. This site is so great because it shows what has worked for different people. For some it's ACV and BSM but for me it's cayenne. Unbelievable. My whole world has changed. Thank you everyone on Earth Clinic

Posted by Anon (Anon) on 12/15/2013

[YEA]  While we're on the gyno subject, someone said cayenne will stop bleeding during your period. I took some last night and my period which is usually heavy was much lighter. I happened to have taken the cayenne with cinnamon, which is said to have the opposite effect, so that may be why I had any, as opposed to no, bleeding during the night. If your periods are heavy absolutely give it a try. Just not together like I did.

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