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Posted by Sweetness (Tx) on 08/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I read once on earthclinic that blackstrap molasses works wonders for fibroids. I told a co worker about what I found as she was heading to surgery after the holiday's. She was clearly upset as she had grandchildren to support and missing work would have actually hurt her situation rather than helped...she took my advice and took the recommend dose...I lost contact with her bcuz my job with the company was temporary. A year later I saw her at the grocery store and she noticed me with excitement in her eyes, she told me that after taking the blackstrap molasses her fibroids were completely gone...she didn't need surgery after all...needless to saz there's a very happy grandma in San Antonio today!! Lol thanks earthclinic for all the useful information...

Posted by Souha (Dearborn, Mi) on 04/11/2014

I have a 8.5 cm fibroid. I had it for 8 years. doctors tell me to go for hysterectomy. I tried everything to avoid it. I take whole food based supplements to balance my hormones, it took almost a year to balance them, my period is much better and my fibroid did not grow within a year which is a good sign but I needed it to shrink. I heard about the blackstrap molasses, I started taking it four days ago two times a day two tablespoons. Do you think it will help shrink the fibroid now especially that my hormones are balanced? Is two tablespoons a day enough to help shrink the fibroid and how long do you think it will take.

Replied by John

2 spoons per day of BSM is good. But you may also consider other options like ultimate biofibrin, Best nattoserra, SSKI, Vitamin D3 and Lugol.

Replied by Deb
West Virginia, US

Please can someone help me with the molasses to use to shrink fibroid. I saw BLACKSTRAP UNSULPHURED MOLASSES and BLACKSTRAP ORGANIC MOLASSES. I'm confused on the one to buy.

Replied by Sue
Ks, US

I buy organic AND unsulphured, blackstrap molasses...get it at Whole Foods. I've been taking 1 Tbsp twice a day since August and have experienced good results. Still heavy bleeding, but manageable (was crazy heavy before and with huge clots). Practically no clots now and my period only lasts a week or less compared with three weeks. I'm a believer! TIP: Just swallow it as fast as you can. At first, I tried taking tiny "sips" off the spoon, but it's better to just get it over with. Also, in the middle of my cycle, I take a teaspoon twice a day instead of a tablespoon.

Posted by Blonde Q T (San Antonio, Tx, Usa) on 07/01/2013

I've suffered with fibroids for over 18 yrs. I've had 2 laparoscopic surgeries. My 1st surgery was a fibroid the size of a basketball! I'm a small woman. In 2005 I had my 2nd surgery where my Dr removed 3 smaller ones. It's 2013 and I have 6 fibroids of various sizes & a cyst on my ovary. I'm 49 still suffering with heavy bleeding and massive clots, the pain has been so severe I've fainted. My hemoglobin is very low & I'm so fatigued all the time. I have constant pain & pressure in my abdomen. I feel like I always have to use restroom & since my 1st surgery I have troubles emptying my bladder. ? I need relief! I'm anxious 2 try unsulphured bsm, how much to take? When to take & should I be mixing it with warm water? Please advise.

Replied by Mama To Many
Middle, Tennessee, Usa

Dear Blonde Q T, So sorry about your suffering and bleeding! If your iron is really low, I would start with 1 T. of Blackstrap morning and evening. You can put it in milk if you like. I just take mine off the spoon. :)

Liquid Chlorophyll is excellent also to get your iron up. It is also helpful for the bleeding. In times past, with heavy cycles, taking a tsp. of the chlorophyll a few times a day really helped me.

Cayenne pepper (not delicious, but so helpful) can help check the bleeding. Try 1/2 t. in 8 oz of grape juice when you are bleeding heavy. It is spicy, but it won't last long. I did this to help heavy bleeding during a miscarriage and it helped a lot.

Regarding the bladder trouble... Perhaps the surgeries have caused some scar tissue causing trouble the the fibroids increasing pressure? Here is a tea you could make that would helpful for the pelvic region (and others) and the plantain in it can help if you are dealing with a minor bladder infection:

Mix 3 parts red raspberry leaf with 2 parts plantain and 1 part peppermint. Put 2 t. In a mug and add boiled water. Steep 15 minutes and strain. Take 3 cups a day for 3 months. (Sounds like a lot. But it takes time to heal. Red Raspberry may also be helpful for the fibroids as it is so good for women for so many things! )

Please read around on earth clinic some more about bladder infections or prolapsed bladder for more ideas as one of those things might help this secondary problem.

Please also let us know what helps you!

God bless you!
~Mama to Many~

Replied by Anon

Hi, sorry to hear of your fibroids and all the associated health challenges. Blackstrap molasses will help you straight away- we are all different so the general dose is average you have to see how it works for you and the stage of your condition- if I am bleeding heavily I would take 1 tablespoon of Blackstrap Molasses washed down with a glass of water at least 3 times a day- the odd glass of water with 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar helps to stop bleeding too.

I suspect that we have these continual reoccurances because we do not change our nutrition. Once your diet becomes more alkaline this will help too- eat more veg and green salads.

If you read the fibroid section you will see that iodine is a great supplement to take to reduce cysts and fibroids aswell.

I think vitamins A and D from Cod liver oil helps too.

Organic unsulphered Blackstrap Molasses is great because the vitamins and minerals are in a natural state and easily absorbable.

Once your bleeding is under control and you are less anemic you can take a maintenance dose every day- I take 1 teaspoon, you'll have to experiment to see if that works for you. Good luck.

Replied by Andrea C
Cardiff, Wales

Go look at Iodine depletion, lack of. It causes Fibroids and a load of other problems. Love Andrea C xxx

Posted by Kitti (Sterling, Tx) on 02/07/2013

Any idea abt. having non alcoholic red wine with molasses to shrink fibroids or to cure them completely. I'm taking molasses on a daily basis for heavy flow which may not be sufficient enough as a cure... Read so. Is anyone trying any other remedies with molasses to cure fibroids? Also, if anyone knows about good homeopathic Doctors who could help with mostly all ailments of men and women issues. Would appreciate if people can provide list of such Doctors to be contacted in the U.S.

Posted by Paris4ever (Florida, Usa) on 08/10/2012

I have been taking blackstrap molasses for about a month now, my last period was a little better than before(less cramping, shorter days)... I have fibroids! But since my last period, I have been bleeding a little everyday. My next period is in about 8 days. I was wondering if my unusual bleeding in between period this month had anything to do with the fact that I have started drinking BM! Does it means that my body is getting used to it?? Getting rid of fibroids?? Has anyone experienced this before?? I drink BM with a glass of milk... I find it easier to drink that way. Any feedbacks appreciated :)

Replied by Surriyah
Flint, Mi

I've been taking BM (1-2 table spoons) for almost a month. No change in my cycle since I started, but I have also been spotting since my last cycle, with some spotting after sex. I have one fibroid about the size of a half of peanut.

Replied by Special01
Indianapolis, In, Usa

The thing I had to do to control the bleeding was take Blackstrap Molasses twice a day. Once first thing in the morning and again 12 hours later. For me it is 6 am and 6 pm. Straight on a spoon and I chased it with yogurt. I too had huge clots. The mother in law of my childhood friend is a doctor and she says the huge clots are not from the period, rather they are hemorroids. She suggested I take Rutin and I did and what I thought to be clots calmed down tremendously.

Posted by Andy (London, Croydon) on 07/16/2012

Can someone please help with some advice! I have posted before but no reply. Me and my wife lost our baby due to two large fibroids. I read about molasses on your website and decided to try it. Unfortunately the brand we bought was not blackstrap. We eventually got the right one from the internet which is blackstrap molasses unsulphered. My question is does blackstrap molasses cause pain and bleeding?? Does that mean the fibroids are degenerating?? She has been taking it for about 3days now!! Please help... I can feel the pain she goes through sometimes and it seems very painful!!

Replied by Amanda
Franklin, Indiana, United States

Hi Andy, please see my post under Fibroid tumors in the Ailments sections. I am having success with my current diet the BSM, Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking soda. Good luck to you and your wife. Amanda

EC: See previous post on Latest Post page.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Andy, BSM does help, but if your wife has undesireable side effects, she might be taking too much. Don't rush. Take a tablespoon or less a day.

Replied by Elle
Duluth, Ga

I have a question about the ACV and Baking Soda, should these be mixed? Or one tablespoon of each?

Posted by Queen B (Kingston, Jamaica) on 05/08/2012

I have tried the lemonade diet only this time using the BSM instead of the syrup and girls! .. Mek me tell unu! .. My period have gone back to normal no heap of clotting etc. My energy levels are also better.

The doctors claim I have 7 fibroids. So I have am trying the Castor oil packs for two weeks now and will continue for thirty days because God knows I dont trust any doctor to cut me.

I will surely let you know what I see in June 2012 when I do another ultrasound. Castor Oil cures tumors so I believe I'll be fine.

Posted by Smt (Mumbai, India) on 04/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I am extremely thankful to earthclinic. com and all the people who have posted their responses regarding the effectiveness of Blackstrap molasses for menstrual related and fibroid related problems.

I am a working woman aged 50 and had been having a terrible time since the last 5 years. I was suffering from heavy bleeding during my periods which was progressively getting worse by the month.

In Dec 2007 I was told that there was a fibroid in my uterus which was about 4 cms. But the gynec suggested that once I reached menopause there wouldn't be any problem. So I decided not to do anything about it. A year later the sonography showed it to be the same size. So I wasn't too worried. But my periods had become a little more painful and heavy. I attributed it to approaching menopause and still did nothing.

In Dec 2009, my annual health check up revealed that my hemoglobin had fallen to 6. 7 and the fibroid was now slightly larger, around 5. 8 cms. By now I had reached the stage of dreading my periods every month as now the number of days had gone from 5 to 8 with the second and third days being extremely painful. Sometimes the pain used to be so intense that I used to literally faint.

The period after that was one long suffering as now I would have incessant bleeding for upto 15 days at a time. Still, I held on in the belief that menopause would surely happen and I would be free of this torture.

However, the sonography in Jan this year showed that the fibroid (still one in number) was now 6. 7 cms, hemoglobin was 8. 4 (after taking an iron supplement everyday). Everyone, family, friends, office colleagues started berating me for my inaction, urging me to go for a hysterectomy. By now I too had become tired of the constant torture. My life revolved and was governed by when my periods would start and stop.

So finally in March I went to see the gynec to finally resolve the matter. She said there was no way out except surgery.

That was when I googled "how to shrink fibroids naturally". I came upon ur site and was highly encouraged by the responses. But I wasn't sure how I could procure this product in Mumbai. But luckily for me, a few searches and phone calls later I came to know that it is available in Mumbai. I immediately placed an order which was delivered to me in 3 days time.

I started taking it on 10th March. 1 tbsp every morning in a glass of warm water. Today is the 5th of April. My last period had lasted 14 days with extremely heavy bleeding and HUGE clots almost for the entire duration.

This month, my period started on 3rd April. 3 days are over, but I just cant believe this. There has been ABSOLUTELY no pain, hardly any bleeding and simply no discomfort. As if the past few years never happened.

I shall keep you informed of future developments. A big THANK U to all.

Replied by Heather

Hi srd from mumbai, I agree with you on the BSM. One thing I am just doing for first time is getting hair analysis just to confirm what I am deficient in, you might want to do this too. I'll post again and update you.

Replied by Robin
Memphis, Tn

Hi SMT. I would like to know whether you have experienced any additional success with using BSM?

Replied by Chhavi
Ashburn, Va Usa

Hi friends, just browsing thru this website. I'm also suffering from heavy fibroid bleeding for a year now. Will just the BSM be enough to control the bleeding or you do you have to have the ACV also to control the bleeding with clots? I live in Virginia and I'm from India. Will apreciate any replies.

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Chhavi, every person is different. For the women I know just the BSM and Sage tea was enough.

Replied by Mist

Just wondering follow up measurements of your fibroid on ultrasound?

Posted by Ed (Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) on 11/09/2011

Hi I live in Pretoria South Africa and aged 46. Iam generally healthy though I have high blood pressure and medication daily. I started taking unfermented soya porridge every morning since january 2011. I went for my gyno examinations including pap smear in jan 2011 and all was clear. To my surprise, about 4 months ago I started getting urinary tract infections that would not respond to 3 types of medication. My periods became painful and I would feel a lot of pressure and discomfort in my pelvic area. I would keep running to the toilet.

I went to see my doctor 3 weeks ago and he said I had 3 fibroids 3cmx4cm and 4cmx3cm.

1. My question is this the cause of the pain I feel?? Is the size of the fibroids too big??

2. I have read that Blackstrap Molasses helps. I have gone to health shops and all I see is nature's choice sweet mollasses de-sulphured , and nature's choice bsm, I have asked the shop owner if the BSM is desulphured and he doesn't know!!!!!!!! What brand is desulphured as I am allergic to sulphur?

3. Could the soya have made the fibroids grow??

4. I really like it as my breakfast cereal- can I ferment the flour myself??

Blessings to you all.

Replied by Marisa
Detroit, Wayne

Hello Ed from South Africa,

I wanted to say to you that the soya could've have made the fibroids grow because soy has estrogenic properties and too much estrogen in the womans body can do all sorts of harm, including causing fibroids. I myself, recently had given up meat and only ate soy products. After a year of this diet, my menstrual was completely off and I have developed cysts. I am going to try this black strap molasses and see if it helps. Will keep everyone updated.

Posted by Mary Ellen (Chicago, Il) on 08/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I had good luck with blackstrap molasses for my 11cm uterine fibroid for the first couple months that I took it--noticeable decrease in size, better energy, more regular bowel movements. Then suddenly I noticed dramatic changes--marked increase in the size of my fibroid, overall body swelling, skin changes, constipation, hemorroids. I was taking birth control pills at the time and would track these changes according to the week on the pill--week 1 I looked 2 mos pregnant; week 2 I looked 3 mos pregnant; week 3 I looked 5 mos pregnant, and then I'd get my period and all would go back to baseline. After some months of this I noticed that my body stopped going back to baseline and that these changes just seemed to move in and stay. My clothes were no longer fitting, no longer could do yoga, too hard with all that swelling. My MD said that bcp's would not make a fibroid bigger but I thought otherwise.

One month ago I discontinued the bcp's. Guess what happened? My fibroid is GONE! My body is back to normal--the way I remember my body looking and feeling before all this shenanigans started. I see my MD in 3wks and I bet she will be shocked by this outcome. If you're taking bcp's along with any other natural regimen (i.e. Black strap molasses), consider that it may be more foe than friend in your efforts to manage your fibroid. I couldn't be happier to have my old body back! Thanks for reading and good luck to all.

Replied by Tameka H.w.
Atlanta, Georgia

Hi, What was the outcome of your doctor's visit? Did your fibroid shrink? Was it actually gone? I have two large fibroids and surgery has been recommended. I'm willing to do natural remedies and change my diet first.

Therefore, I'm interested in any feedback regarding shrinking fibroids. Thanks in advance, Tameka

Replied by Juli

Hello, I suffer from fibroids. I have 4. I tried all kind of natural remedies. I found the blackstrap remedy and I want to try it. How long I have to try it to see a difference. Does it make a difference if is organic blackstrap molasses?

Replied by Penny
Kuala Lumpur

Where can I buy this blackstrap molasses in Kuala Lumpur as I have fibroid about 8cm and doctor said I need operation to remove my whole uterus but I still want children! Please help.

Replied by Lucy
Kuala Lumpur

Hi Penny, not sure if you're still looking for the Black strap Molasses in KL, but if you are then you might want to check out Vitacare Farmasi in Midvalley Mega mall (lower ground floor, opposite Tino's restaurant). I recently purchased mine from there, although in powder form mixed with Ginger, by the brand Earth Organic and it seems quite effective. I have been taking that in conjunction with eating raw garlic (2 cloves a day), drinking Green tea (once everyday), and eating loads of raw red & yellow peppers (daily) with a glass of lemon infused water. I really hope this helps you.

Best wishes to you & God Bless :)

Posted by Ummah (Cape Town, Western Province) on 07/20/2011

i have just recently been told by my doctor that I have an under active thyriod, I also have fibroids and have found out that molasses(the unsulphured kind) is very good for the treatment of the fibroids, what I would like to know is can I still use the molasses, even though I have this thyriod problem. Ummah-South Africa

Replied by Andy

You need iodine if you are sure about your thyroid problem. This will cure u in 3wks-1month.

Posted by Sally (Concord, Ar) on 06/21/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I was diagnosed with uterine cancer, and about two weeks prior to my surgery I read about blackstrap molasses. I started taking in the mornings. Put a teaspoon in a little warm water and filled a cup with organic milk every morning.

After I had surgery, my doctor advised that she found my fibroids were much smaller than she thought. Her words were "It wasn't as bad as she thought. " I don't know if it was the blackstrap molasses that helped them or what, but I think there is no doubt that the molasses is giving me more energy during the day. I am continuing to take it every day, and think I may take it morning and night after I have read many of the posts.

Replied by Amber
Altoona, Pa, Us

I was diagnosed with Endometriosis/Adenomyosis along with a 6cm fibroid in the right side of my uterus a week ago. I started to have extreme bleeding (blood clots) last year and feel I wwaited longer than I should have to get it checked out, but I have no medical insurance, so things can become expensive for me very quickly. My Dr. recommended a hysterectomy but I am 34 and may want to have children, so I started the molasses Monday evening (the 21st). I am scheduled for surgery in one month to have the fibroid cut out, along with some of the Adenomyosis, but I want to avoid this if I can, so I'm trying to shrink them naturally.

I will update everyone in a few days. (Those of you who have yet to post, it's VITAL that you report back to let others know what is working and nor working for you!).

Replied by Isabel7
Hove, Select One, United Kingdom

Hi Thanks I enjoyed this article. I have fibroids and am trying to shrink them naturally. I am following the advice in an e-book. This site is excellent and has a link to the e-book. Fibroid Pain

Replied by Mariela
San Jose, Ca

Any update please???

Posted by Kristylee (Los Angeles, Ca.) on 03/16/2011
1 out of 5 stars

After taking 2 tbs. Daily I haven't noticed any difference. Still flooding, still cramping. I could try switching brands (I used Crosby's), but I doubt that it will help. I'm disappointed that I don't have the results that others have had.

Replied by Diane
Berkeley, Ca
1 out of 5 stars

BSM never helped my fibroids. Nothing did really, but eventually surgery was a good solution for me.

Replied by Simone
New York, Ny

Crosby's blackstrap molasses contains sulphur - you need unsulphered blackstrap molasses.

Posted by Jess140 (South Coast, Uk) on 11/22/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My husband told me about Blackstrap Molasses about 18 months. I took a tablespoon of the stuff on a few occasions, but was so challenged by the stuff that I didn't persist with it. In hindsight, I wish I had, because my story would be very different today. 18 months on, with 2 blood clots to my leg because of one of the fibroids pressing against the main artery to my leg, a bald patch in the middle of my head, due to loosing so much blood and poor blood circulation to the extremities of my body, and bladder problems due to another fibroid pressing against my bladder, I visited about 30 websites of the benefits/ warnings of blackstrap molasses.

This website was particularly helpful, as a reader went into great detail about caution with the product. That said, the benefits outweighed the risks, so I started on Organic Blackstrap Molasses about 1 month ago. To take into consideration the warnings from this website, I started on 2 tablespoon of Molasses a day in hot water, but after a week, switched to 2 teaspoon per day in hot water; and have settled for 1 tablespoon per day in hot water. This is in contract with those on this website who take 3 tablespoon full a day.

The first improvement was fnding that I wasn't going to the bathroom as often as I have become accustomed to over the last 3 years of suffering with multiple fibroids (4 to be precise and with my uterus the size of a 4-5 month pregnancy). This single change motivated me to be deligent with taking the Molasses. I have just completed a period cycle. This time, instead of 1.5 extremely heavy days of bleeding in 5, I bled heavily for 1/2 day. Instead of changing every 30 mins on heavy days of bleeding. I changed every 2.5 hours. I did have quite a few clots which I have never experienced before. I was wondering could the fibroids be disintegrating. This is speculative, as I am not medically trained. My stomach didn't expand to twice its size during this monthly cycle, but remained the same throughout.

However, my monthly cycle started 4 days early. I don't actually mind, because of the massive improvement experienced. I have in the past lost 1 pint of blood in one period. This month, it was nearly back to where it was 5 years ago. I am really excited about the results and want to share this with every woman out there suffering from fibroids. This has to work for me as an operation isn't an option, because I want children.

Replied by Kathy
Las Vegas, Nv

I add molasses to my coffee to make it taste better, I have loads of energy when I do. I usually take 1 tsp a day.

Replied by Papillio95
Toronto, Oh/usa

In response to Jess140. The clots you are experiencing is the lining of the uturen walls falling. This happens to me & my sister during that time. Some women experience it & some don't. It's just a part of Mother Nature.

Replied by Jacintha

Having going thru all good testimony and the fibroid shrinking molasses. Am thinking of seeing it as an option for my 4 months old pregnancy looking fibroid. How many months before this becomes a thing of the past and am I using just molasses alone or mix with other supplements? Thanks

Replied by Cynthia

I hav 2cm fibroid, problem is heavy bleeding I have seen testimonies of people who have used molaseses! Now what amount of molasses can I used to control this bleeding and reduce the fibroid?

Posted by Jamie (Burke, Sd) on 07/01/2010
4 out of 5 stars

My mom has just started taking blackstrap molasses to help shrink fibroids. She says she can tell she has more energy but also said that she can feel a little cramping in her lower stomach area. I was wondering if this is a sign that maybe the fibroids are shrinking? I don't want it to be anything serious and was hoping that maybe they are contracting and getting smaller and this is what she feels. Has anyone else felt that?

Replied by Moyo
Dallas, Texas

Hello, Where can I get this blackstrap molasses from please?

Replied by Special01
Indianapolis, In, Usa

I buy it from the healthfood store. I buy the wholesome brand because it is organic and unsulphured.

Replied by Evymae
Houston, Tx

In Texas, I have found unsulphered blackstrap molasses at Kroger, HEB, Randall's (Tom Thumb), Whole Foods. It is either with the baking products and syrups or sometimes in the "organic" section depending on the store. Some stores do not carry the unsulphered, but I am sure Whole Foods does...