Hi - I love this site! Once again, you guys rock!
I decided to give Blackstrap Molasses a try after reading all the posts and researching BSM a bit.
My periods have changed over the last couple of years. I feel like they are heavier and cramping is more noticeable. However, they are still fairly regular. I'm 37 now.
Two days into my period and right before bed, I mixed one heaping spoonful of BSM with about a quarter cup of water. I downed it but I didn't care for the taste. I tend to try out these remedies right before bed because I like to think that I am letting my body heal itself while I sleep.
Anyway, I woke up and I could tell the cramping was less severe and my energy level was up. I also noticed the flow was less heavy.
I had a second glass when I woke up, but this time I mixed a heaping spoonful with some soy milk. This was very yummy! All my cramping is gone, my energy level is up and the flow has lessened significantly.
l'm not sure if I'll continue this as a daily regimen (I do have concerns about mineral and Calcium build-up), but I will definitely add this to my arsenal of health remedies.
Thanks again, to everyone!
Hello I am AKM from Atlanta, Ga. I have been bleeding like crazy during my cycle for like 5 year. I tried the molasses this go round and was shocked to find a normal period though it lasted 7 day on the nose. My question is does anyone know why this stuff works? I am asking because I feel little strange. I have some cramps here and Im a little tired. I do suffer from anemia also. But I want to know what happened to all the blood and clots, are they still in there or did the molasses cause it to be reabsorbed or what. Because I started it just a few days before so im sure all that store of stuff was built up and ready to go. So where did it go?
This remedy does really work for balancing hormones, headaches, cramping and heavy bleeding during menstruation especially when peri menopause, I am 48 yrs old. It does take a couple of months to get results. I take 2 tsp daily either on toast or on a cracker. Usually once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It's truly amazing how it has changed these symptoms. Be patient and do it every day.
Using unsulphured Black Strap Molasses from health food store
After reading about Blackstrap Molasses for this I decided to give it a try. I do use natural progesterone cream but may stop using it if this works. (Yes, I have heard it can cause fibroids to grow, but it helped me with night sweats etc. ) I have had terrible periods for years where I am actually down for at least two days. Cannot work etc. Forget any functions with family. I had to miss my Grandson's 6th birthday last year because I couldn't leave the house! Miserable non stop bleeding and clotting. Very draining. Kind of feel like I am outside of myself due to all the pain and blood loss.
I tried Blackstrap Molasses one tbs a day prior to this last period and I have to say I am totally shocked. By the second day of my period I am out of it, but not this time. I actually was up and about, able to go to the store without having to turn around and leave right away due to "flooding", and even did some chores! I was in tears. Hardly any cramping at all except for a little the second day. I am going to continue this. I also take two tbs Apple Cider Vinegar a day and just starting taking iodine as I know I am probably low. Anyone who has this problem must try the Blackstrap Molasses as I know adding this to my regular regimen is what helped since I was already taking the Apple Cider Vinegar prior to the bsm. (unsulfphered) Makes me want to cry right now out of sheer relief! Good luck to all.
I had a child almost 2 years ago, along with many bad pap results. After many doctors appointments and tests nothing could be found on why I was having vaginal bleeding. I have bled for almost 2 years straight. After 9 months of continuos bleeding I was sent to a specialist who put me on a birth control pill. This did stop the bleeding sometimes, but never had a scheduled period either. I saw this page and read what the molasses did for other woman I have took 1 tablespoon in the am and 1 in the pm this is my 3rd day and I have stopped bleeding... It is truely a miracle!!! Thank you so much for this information!!
(Meadow Bridge, West Virginia)
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I use Blackstrap Molasses and it works extremely well with the flow of my period. BUT there is a really strong odor that I did not have before. Does anyone know what that is or how to get rid of it??
MIRACLE!!!!! I have suffered from heavy menstrual cycle for nearly 4 years. After having normal. Very light 3 day periods my entire life, living the last 4 years, basically hemorrhaging every month was hell. I was diagnosed with anemia and told that I need a hysterectomy. Not a fan of doctors or surgery, I was desperate to find a natural cure. The day I found this site, I went to the health store and purchased Organic unsulfered Blackstrap Molasses. My bleeding slowed withing 24 hours and completely stopped within 48 hours!! I did not have a bleed for another 28 days. My first period after starting my BSM regime (1tbsp in am & pm) only consisted of one heavy day and a total of 4 days and NO blood clots!!!
Prior to this, I would go sometimes 3months without stopping. In addition to that, I would horrible embarrassing accidents and often could not leave my house. This is a miracle cure for me. I have recently started taking Apple Cider Vinegar and between the two, I haven't felt better in years. Thank you all for your testimonies...... You saved my life!!!
(St. Louis, Mo Usa)
I had super heavy periods. I had to change my pad 3 times in 1 hour. I tried the blackstrap molasses. It worked almost immediately. Stopped the heavy bleeding. My periods use to last 12-16 days, now they last 3 days. I take a tablespoon every morning from a spoon. I chase it with a tablespoon of yogurt. When I am having a period I take it twice a day, 12 hours apart. Just curious, does anyone have an odor with their period and how do you cure that??
(Punta Gorda, FL)
I really wanted to thank this site for sharing a herbal remedy to all health problems. I've been looking for an alternative remedy about abnormal menstruation and I end up in this site which is really amazing. I always have a normal period which lasted 3 days, but this last 2 years its getting longer that it even lasted for almost a month then just 2 or 3 days rest and here it goes again and with a very big clot as well. I end up anemic.. I tried so many herbal things like ACV but I cannot take it, maybe I am too acidic that when I took it I felt pain in my tummy...body can tell if it is not for you. Then I tried Blackstrap Molasses bought it for just £1.70 in a health shop in MK. At first I thought it will not work, though I like the taste bec. it is sweet. I took 1 tablespoon in the morning and again before bedtime..first 3 days nothing happen but I continued drinking it..little by little my period getting lesser and lesser..blood clot gone and at exactly one week my bleeding stopped!!! But of course it always comes with prayer. So why not try it, it really happened to me.. I thought people from this site is just exaggerating things. But I am a real and my experience is TRUE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!
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!
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!!
I haven't tried the molasses remedy yet but I found it odd that for some reason I bought some Blackstrap Molasses at the store the other day without ever reading this site! I decided to use it in my baked beans last night. I wasn't sure that I liked it but it was a taste I could probably get used to. This evening I Googled a cure to slow down menstral bleeding and came upon this site. I was immediately drawn to the blackstrap molasses feedbacks. What a coincidence that I just happen to have some. I think the body must tell us what it needs if we listen to it. For some reason I bought ginger root too. When my mother was dying from cancer she kept asking for blueberries. One of the last things we did before she got sick was make blueberry jam. I know the body sometimes craves sugar and fat and things that are not good for it but if we listen to it, it will tell us the good things it needs as well. It was too late for my mom but her body was looking for something to fight the cancer with so she craved the blueberries. I believe there is something to learn from this in preventive measures to assist the body. I am going to try this blackstrap molasses and the ginger root and I will report back. I am so glad that I found all of these testimonies. It is very encouraging. Thank you!!!
I tried blackstrap molasses (the Brer' Rabbit brand) to try and lighten and shorten my periods. I took one tablespoon daily (in the morning), dissolved it in a little warm water, and topped off with 8 oz. of milk. I actually enjoy the taste, so keeping up with it was not a problem. When my period started, I took the aforementioned concoction twice a day (once in the morning and once at night). The first thing I noticed was that I began spotting. Not a lot, but faintly at least once each week between my periods. When my period started, it was heavier than normal. What is really strange is around the second day, all flow stopped, and I believed that the blackstrap was working. Then, a whole day passed without any flow, but by the next day, my period had returned with heavy flow again. I was really hoping that blackstrap would work for me. It seems that the other posters here had almost instantaneous results.
(Tucson, Az, Usa)
I've read that blackstrap molasses helps with menstrual cycle. I need to knew if it will help my 13 year old. She skipped Aug & no signs for Sept. other than pinching in sides . This problem started last year. Dr gave her med that helped but side effects troubled me. Also, I cann't find BLACKSTRAP, but did find UNSULPHURED. Is it the same?
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09/20/2007: lawana from grayson, ga writes: "I was reading the comment from Rosemary regarding the use of ibuprofen and its side effect of acid reflux. I am a 27 year old woman and I have been taking ibuprofen since I was about 15 for period cramps. I believe that you are right in that ibuprofen has something to do with my acid reflux. When I first started taking it I was younger and my body was a lot more youthful. But as I have gotten older the attack that ibuprofen has had on my body over the years has started to weaken its defenses. I am going to stop taking it but does anyone have any suggestions as what I can take for painful period cramps that won't irritate my acid reflux or cause another sympton to come up?"
Hey, if you want my opinion, and want to see what others have said too, look up the wonders of molasses on this site. It seems to be helping lots of people including myself with very painful menstral cramps. (1-2 T. full a day is what I've read.) Much as I'm sure the birth control pills would probably work, they too are a drug! They mess with the delacate hormone balance and tend to cause estrogen dominance, leading to mood and other physical problems. Not to mention, if you're like me and want more "blessings from above", that is a really bad suggestion. No offense to the person who said it, but it just may not be for everyone.
(Kuala Lumpur, Ft, Malaysia)