Blackstrap Molasses for Mentrual Issues

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Menstrual Issues
Posted by Marianne (Fairfield, Ct) on 10/22/2016
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I have suffered from extreme heavy periods which seemed to be caused by my large fibroids I've developed in my 40's. I started to lose so much blood with clots that I could not sleep during the night because my pad and tampon would soak through and stain the bedsheets nor I would make it to work with my long commute. My periods were painful and lasted for 10 days. I was so desperate that I started to take birth control pills which helped indeed but came along with side effects such as weight gain and heart palpations. I stopped taking the pills after 18 months and looked for a natural cure. I came across organic unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses on Earth Clinic and started to take 1 Tablespoon dissolved in water topped with a bit of milk during my cycle only. I've experienced immediate results, the period was still heavy but lasted only for 5 days. Ever since, I have been taking 1 Tablespoon every morning and my periods are now normal lasting for 5 days with only one day of a heavier flow and manageable - no more accidents or stains! Moreover, I have more energy thanks to Earth clinic and Blackstrap Molasses. It changed my life.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Yolanda (Calaveras County) on 10/27/2016
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I am a believer! I literally started this yesterday as I added blackstrap molasses to the apple cider vinegar in my water only just the day prior. I was told 2 weeks ago I have 2 small fibroids and yet "it's nothing to worry about"...um, ok. Well I'm worried and I began research because I haven't had a period in 3 months and I am wanting to have kids very soon -- well this drink worked! This morning I went to the restroom and I started my period! I actually noticed very late last night I was having cramps and a headache too -- all as I would with my menses. Wow....I hope my fibroids go away and all will be ok with me. I love this site, so much helpful information. BTW - my kitty had some severe skin rash too and I came here 2 years ago and used the ACV dilution on his skin topically and it went away.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Trish (Kansas City, MO) on 07/08/2007
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After reading some comments regarding Blackstrap Molasses and how it may help ease a menstral cycle, I decided to give it a shot. I have HORRID cramps, particularly near the ovaries, as well as terrible lower backpain, severe muscle cramps in my legs, and the worst fatigue. My periods are short, usually 3 days or less, but nightmare nonetheless. I bought some molasses on the second day of my last mensus and within five or ten minutes of taking my first tablespoon, I felt very relaxed. My stomach cramps didn't go away unfortunately, but the leg cramps disappeared and I was simply in a more relaxed state, mentally and physically. So I was better prepared emotionally to deal with the remaining physical pain. I also noticed that I bled considerably less and as many others have reported, the color was much lighter. By the third day I was barely 'spotting. I have found the best way for me to take the molasses is mixed in with a glass of warm vanilla almond milk. It almost completely covers the taste. I tried with warm cow's milk...it was tolerasble, but tasted much better with the almond milk. Also, I would love to leave my e-mail address for other people, but unfortunately I received a rude e-mail from someone, in regards to a testimony I left about hydrogen peroxide and how it has helped me, calling me a useless idiot. It made me very sad that people actually act this way. My opinion is that if it doesn't work for you, move on quietlty and look for something else. But don't insult people who are simply trying to share valuable information with others who are suffering.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Camilla H (Ridgebury, Ct Usa) on 12/15/2010
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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?

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Bea (San Antonio, Tx) on 08/17/2012
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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 ;)

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Cherryl (Ashburn, Va) on 05/05/2011
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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.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Nancy (Northern, IA) on 11/12/2008
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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!!

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Kim (Westport, MA) on 02/25/2007
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I have followed the advice of others on this site regarding the blackstrap molasses cure for cramps! Ohhhhhh my it DOES WORK! I take 1 Tablespoon daily no matter what everyday. During my cycle when my cramps begin I take another tablespoon, guess what within 10-20 minutes I have no pain, no nothing, no symptoms. I also take Apple Cider Vinegar daily as well, and I feel this is helping with the bloating I would have normally gotten. I wish I had taken advice sooner, but all that matters is that it works! I trust what I read here on this site, because it works for me! My fingernails are growing strong and I am also able to have better bowel function, all in all this natural stuff is THE MIRACLE I have been looking for., They say when the student is ready the teacher appears! Guess I was ready! Thanks earthclinic for being my teacher, thanks to all those who write there words within this site. Thank you!


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Brenda (Smyrna) on 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!


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Linda (Ireland) on 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.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 03/18/2009
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i wanted to take blackstrap molasses and after trying a teaspoon of it in my morning coffee had very bad side effects that included high blood sugar, diaherrea, cramps and dizziness. so i stopped after 2 days. however that month when my period came i noticed that i had no cramping or clots at all. so i realized that the molasses (even taken that 2 times with the bad side effects) had a good effect on my period. so i tried taking it again with similar side effects and had to stop.

however, i realized that i could eat it in cookies. it doesn't have side effects when i make whole wheat gingerbread cookies sweetened with molasses. so i figured maybe just taking it directly in coffee was what was the problem. so i tried putting 1/2 a teaspoon in my daily smoothie! success! now i am taking a teaspoon a day in my daily smoothie!

i thought i would post this for other people who for whatever reason found they couldn't take blackstrap molasses straight. seems that when it is mixed with food that it doesn't have any of the side effects - which from what i've learned seem to be from the natural occuring sulfites.

EC: Dianna, great tip -- thank you! Cross-posted to the remedy side effects page.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Saundra (Cleveland, OH) on 12/07/2008
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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!


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Gracie (Winter Beach, FL) on 02/22/2008
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Three months ago, I did a google search for "Help with Heavy Periods with Severe Clotting". I was led to this site. My periods were so heavy and with one day of clotting that was severe, nothing could contain it.

I was weak, faint, and frightened. My hair was falling out, my nails stopped growing, and I consumed ice constantly.

I was diagnosed as dangerously anemic and put on iron pills. Yes, they helped with the pica and fatigue. Still, I had to find a solution short of surgery for my periods.

After reading everything on this site, I decided to give it a try. I was optimistic yet skeptical.

What a blessing this has been. Three periods later and I cannot believe the difference. The massive clotting that confined me to bed has stopped. My periods now last five to six days rather than nine or ten.

I would urge any woman with bleeding issues to at least give this a try for three months. Truly, for me, I feel it saved my life. I asked God for help and found this site.

Thank you to all of you who shared your stories. It made all the difference.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Kriti (Chhattisgarh, India) on 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.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by V (Richmond, Virginia) on 06/10/2012
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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 :)


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Mary (New York, New York) on 04/30/2008
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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.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by June (KC, KS) on 02/05/2008
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I've been taking BSM (black strap molasses-Plantation brand from the health food store) for about a month now. Two and a half years ago I had my hormones tested and results showed I had too much testosterone, too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. (also low cortisol) I've had polycystic ovarian syndrome my whole life (I'm 37).

After trying to heal my body under the guidance of a nutritionist/chiropractor following the S. P. diet books (just using the initials of the book name here) my hormone imbalanced grew even more out of control. I gained about 25-30 pounds (the chiro and books told me this is supposed to be "normal" as your body heals it's metabolism) and the result was increased bleeding that did not stop.

So, for the past 2 1/2 years I've had to deal with heavy, lingering bleeding. Rx drugs are not for me, so I have been trying to solve this with natural remedies. I managed to lose the extra weight I gained following the SP diet, thank goodness. This helped lessen the bleeding. I lost more weight with diet/lots of exercise and ACV. The bleeding didn't completely stop, but more or less just lingered on and on. Still, it was a big improvement over what I had been suffering.

Then I got my new job where I am sitting a lot, started eating lots of goodies over the holidays, and...no surprise...gained some weight back. As most of us know by now fat = estrogen. Too much estrogen with not enough progesterone to counteract it (due to lack of ovulation) means excess bleeding. And, I started bleeding heavier again. I was ready to pull my hair out and really disappointed in myself for gaining weight back after all my hard work and success.

So, I came to EarthClinic and read about BSM. Once again, so many women said they had good results from it I could not ignore their advice. After taking BSM for about 2 weeks my bleeding STOPPED!!! No lingering, no spotting, nothing!

I tried several ways of taking it...on my granola first, which was totally disgusting. Then I finally tried it mixed in warm water and drinking it like tea. It's actually very, very good this way. My recipe is 2 teaspoons mixed with about one cup warm water morning and night.

After missing the night dosage for a while (during my bout with the flu) I noticed a little spotting returning. I don't know how BSM will affect me altogether, whether or not it will help me have a normal cycle, I just haven't taken it long enough. But I do know that the awful incessant bleeding has stopped and I am so relieved!

Thanks everyone for your suggestions and feedback. Without it I would never have tried BSM.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Anna (OK, US) on 01/06/2008
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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!

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Had (White River Jct, Vermont) on 06/18/2013

Taking more unsulfured BSM can help the pain, but I find cayenne pepper zaps pretty fast and so does tumeric. Also, magnesium oil, spray and rub in over painful areas and almost instant relief. I have all of these in my medicine cabinet, if one doesn't work I take another til the problem is done. No side effects as these are foods not 'drugs'. good health to you.


Menstrual Issues
Posted by Samantha (Reno, NV) on 12/08/2007
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I tried using blackstrap molasses for a extremely heavy period with clots and severe cramps. I have been having the problem for over two years and have been to the doctor a few times to see what could be done about this problem. The doctor advised me to go on birth control pills which I did not want to do. I found this website and thought there is no way this could work but I'm going to try it. I started using the BSM about two weeks ago. I have definitely noticed with this period that it is lighter and I can't believe I'm hardly have any clots and no "flooding" this time. Also cramping is minimal this time. I'm going to keep up the treatment and I will let you all know my progress. I'm ecstatic! Thank You EC!



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