I had tried a lot of things to beat depression, Including: St John wort and different traditional medications. Molasses worked - no side effects. It is just a healthy food to eat. I have about 1- 2 table spoons a day. TO make it easier to eat I made a made a molasses based taffy.
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Posted by Mary Lou (Harwich, MA) on 11/24/2007
When I was a little girl if I had an upset stomach my grandmother would mix up black strap molasses and a small amount of baking soda. She would wait for a while as it puffed up and then would give me a spoonful. It always worked , so I tried it recently and after 45 years it still does.
Posted by Jamie (Haslet, Texas, Usa) on 03/20/2012
I have been using the BSM for about a week, and my skin has not been so clear in years. My eczema is almost gone. The taste is really hard to get past though. I found that a smoothie is the best way to mask it. My recipe is:
- 1 large banana
- 4-5 ice cubes
- 1tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1tbsp organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of coffee to dissolve BSM and Coconut Oil.
- 1/4 cup milk, or water.
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder, or vanilla extract.
- Optional 1tsp cayenne pepper.
Blend well. You cannot even taste the Blackstrap anymore. It tastes like a banana muffin.
Posted by Tone (California) on 05/01/2015
I use BSM to increase my energy level. I give it to my little one to improve hair growth. She wouldn't take it at first. Said it was nasty(It really is unless you particularly enjoy licorice, anise, etc..) I do like Chai and thus created a new take on the beverage. We take approx. 1 cup 18-10 oz of almond milk (We like the vanilla favored) and mix in 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves , and 1 tbsp. of BSM. It really is delicious. I have varied this receipe using sweetened almond milk. Very sweet. If too sweet for your liking add ice or a bit of warm water. Oh, I forgot to mention, I warm up this concoction in the microwave for a few minutes before serving
Posted by Nataly (London, UK) on 01/13/2010
Better But With Side Effects
black strap molasses and excess body hair
I have been taking bsm for a few months and found it wonderful, look great (or better!) and more energy but have noticed more hair growing on legs and arms... this is quite worrying what should I do a bout it? I could try cutting it down to a trace of a tsp a day and hope that it will still have the effects or twice a week
any comments welcome
Posted by Laura (Plainfield, IL) on 06/17/2008
Hi! This is a great website. I just tried the ACV yesterday and noticed an increase in my energy. I'm interested in trying the BSM for constipation. I bought some molasses, but it doesn't say "black strap" on it. Does it have to be black strap molasses, or is all molasses considered black strap molasses? Thanks, and God bless.
EC: Regular molasses is the first or second boiling of cane sugar syrup, while blackstrap is the third boiling of the syrup. Iron levels are said to increase 5% in the 3rd boiling.
Posted by Judy (Saint Cloud, MN) on 06/04/2008
I have been taking a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses every a.m. for the last two plus months. my energy level has increased by leaps and bounds. as far as the gray hair goes ??? I haven't really noticed a huge change but maybe with time it will show. I am a 55 year old female from MN. and have a positive feedback with blackstrap molasses.
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Posted by Martha (Phoenix, AZ) on 12/15/2006
I have diabetes and have been taking blackstrap molasses since Dec 7. It is too soon to say that it has affected by sugar levels., I think it has. What it has done is provided me with so much more energy, I am so grateful to again have energy to do things that I like and even don't like. I was so tired I didn't even wash my dishes on a daily basis, I wash them, I garden, I don't take long daytime naps. My sugar cravings have been reduced, I recommend everyone take some, even just a little a day
Posted by Karen (Lucedale, MS) on 11/17/2006
After reading the molasses cure, i realized that this is what has cured my sugar cravings and constipation after 25 yrs of constipation.wow. i have lost weight in the past 2 or 3 weeks. my sugar cravings have stopped. i use the bathroom after taking the syrup. i have also been taking enzymes since i have no gallbladder so i wasn't sure how i lost 7 0r 8 lbs. but now i know.and my fatigue is gone. i've been fighting fatigue for the past 4 yrs. i feel better now than i have in 4 yrs. I have been battling a lot of things. but everything is getting better. and i'm also sharing this information with my brothers and sisters cause we all have digestive issues and degenerative bones.it's wonderful.
Posted by Becca (Granite Falls, NC) on 08/01/2006
Molasses has given me much more energy, helps sugar cravings. Tea tree oil is great for skin ailments of all kinds.
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Posted by Deb (New Jersey) on 05/14/2013
I have been in severe pain with a pedunculated fibroid for 2 months. I got this post menopause. I found out if you lose alot of weight quickly this can happen. I was exhausted and having restless leg problem also. I took the molasses for one day and actually slept restfully. Woke up and first time no pain. My stomach also softened up and went down quite a bit. The taste is a bit heavy for me but I decided its worth it. I'm going to use my mini ice cube tray and see if I can freeze it and drink it in my water. Thanks to all who posted their stories. God Bless!!
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Posted by Earth (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) on 09/18/2009
Better But With Side Effects
I was diagnosed with a uterine polyp since I was spotting for about 4 months. My Gyn. did a D&C and said that might help. It didnt. The spotting continued. I recently started unsulphured blackstrap molasses. After taking 2 tablespoons for 2 days, the spotting completely stopped to my amazement and relief. But now I am feeling totally fatigued. I am not sure why. Has this something to do with my taking the BSM or is it something else. I have stopped the BSM for now. I am now so tired that I am desperate. Not sure what is happening. Please advise.
Posted by Tina (Barcelona, Spain) on 06/14/2009
Thank you all for posting this news about unsulphured BSM. I've had fibroids growing inside me for over ten years, and now they are of multiple kinds too. My womb has grown to about 14 cm, which I was told by my gynecologist a week ago is the size of a 12-week pregnancy. My periods had turned into debilitating 2-day avalanches filled with large clots, followed by about 3 days of mostly whitish stuff. I wake up in the morning sometimes with a large bulge on my stomach, a result of a full bladder being pressed out by an enlarged womb. Seeing as I am 39 and still want to have a baby, a fertility doctor told me I should have a myomectomy right away. That is a very invasive surgery, and I will avoid it at all costs. A previous ob-gyn for years only told me we "would keep monitoring" the fibroids and never gave me any info on treating them with anything. Meanwhile the fibroids kept growing. "Let me know if/when you periods get heavy." They eventually did, I told her, and the answer was "we'll keep monitoring them." Not one doctor I've been to has made any connections between iron-deficiency and fibroids (or perhaps the potassium too has a role to play) or between fibers & carotenoids (found in beets and carrots) and fibroids (look this up online). What do these people go to med school for?
Anyway, I was at once very skeptical and very hopeful when I read the major positive claims made on this site about UBSM, but I opt for natural remedies & solutions whenever possible. This was about 3 months ago now. To my great surprise and even greater joy, the results were immediate and excellent. I bought a bottle of unsulphured BSM at a health store (20% DV of iron, 15% of calcium, 10% of magnesium, 500 mg of potassium) on February 20, ONE day before my period. I have been taking 2 table spoons a day since then (though I confess some days I've forgotten the second spoon). Instead of the 2-day giant-clot-ridden horror of the previous year or so, I had a largely regular, 5-day period, with only a couple of very small clots. I felt less pain and had more energy. I was in utter disbelief at this very immediate result. I kept taking it to see if the same thing would happen the following month, and the answer is yes! Wow--thank god for mother nature and the people who know how it can benefit us--you all who have shared this wonderful remedy with me and many other women suffering from this problem--a painful problem that affects our work productivity as well as our fertility. (I feel I'm doing a commercial for this thing... that's what I felt about the other people who posted here when I first found this site, skeptical and cynical that I am... :-) )
Another apparent result, which I am in the midst of experiencing, is the return of my regular 28-day cycle. Recently, before the UBSM, my periods had started shrinking to 26 days. I am two days late, though there are signs of imminent arrival :-) and no, I am not pregnant, unless the Holy Ghost has paid a visit.
My greatest hope of course is that the fibroids will also shrink, as some people here and in other sites have claimed has happened to them after they started taking UBSM. I will report back when I have my next ultrasound, or perhaps an MRI, which I read elsewhere are more accurate. I will also start loading up on those beets and carrots, both of which I love anyway.
Incidentally, for those who ask how to take the molasses and complained about the taste: honestly, if you have a problem like this, you will take it straight in a spoon and say you loved it a thousand times. In any event, this is a sweet liquid--not your usual sweet, but rather a powerfully bittersweet taste, the kind our grandmothers, who probably didn't have fibroids, were used to. You can use it in your coffee, tea, and spread on toast (my three usual ways). You can put it on fruit as a dessert. You can put it in a smoothie. Think of it as your sugar from now on--that is, if you want to regulate your periods (and possibly, hopefully, all fingers crossed, shrink your fibroids). I wouldn't recommend the one spoon in a glass of water thing, especially if you don't like the taste of it--why prolong it? Sometimes I drink some water *after* taking my spoonful--that way you wash off the taste quickly. I do like the taste, actually, but of course anything you have every single day can get old quickly.
As for the elimination of gray hair that some people claim also results from regular consumption of UBSM, I don't know if I am imagining things, but I have the impression it is helping with that too, though of course it is too soon to tell for sure. It is definitely not my main goal or concern, but I certainly won't mind it if it is indeed a side-effect!
I hope to report good news on the fibroids in due course. THANK YOU ALL again for posting this information--I wish I had looked up natural cures for fibroids sooner! Good luck to everyone.
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Ann Arbor, Mi