Blackstrap Molasses - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Blackstrap Molasses. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Menstrual Issues  

Posted by Marianne (Fairfield, Ct) on 10/22/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Molasses Recipes  

Posted by Raw Inspirations (Wellesley, Ma) on 06/08/2016

Here is absolutely the easiest and quickest plus most delicious recipe using BSM:

BSM Fudge

(this recipe makes approximately 4 squares)

mix together all the following into a small glass container

  • 2 T organic Virgin Coconut Oil in liquid form (if solid, place jar in a lot of warm water)
  • 2 T Organic BSM
  • 2 T organic raw almond butter
  • 2 T organic raw walnuts
  • few drops or organic vanilla extract
  • 3 pinches pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2-4 T organic cacao powder (start with 2).

Stir well and keep adding cacao powder until mixture is a thick smooth consistency. Refrigerate at least one hour and cut into squares.


Multiple Cures  

Posted by Lenora (Gary, In) on 08/11/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking blackstrap molasses around March 2013. I took it to help with the pain and discomfort of the fibroids I had. After a few months of taking the syrup, I realized I hadn't taken any gas pills for acid reflux. WOW! Because of the discomfort of eating certain foods, I had been taking Zantac for a few years to ease the discomfort. I realized after a few weeks of taking the molasses, that I had not been taking any gas pills. I can now eat spicy foods, drink milk, and EAT ICE CREAM! Amazing!

The blackstrap molasses is doing way more than why I started taking it. It is suggested to take it first thing in the morning. I take 3 table spoons a day - 2 in the morning and 1 before bed.

I went to the doctor May 2014 for a return PAP and the fibroids shrunk, she could barely feel them. I don't know how fast the syrup shrunk them. I didn't go to the doctor til a year later but I stop feeling the discomfort maybe about 6 months later.

So I've been sharing this info with as many people as I can. My husband takes for his stomach (gas). My mom was taking it for acid reflux and felt better. By best friend took it and it built her iron. One of the sisters at church, who's on dialysis, took it and it helped with diarrhea - she would have 3 - 5 times a week and since she's been taking it, she hasn't had that problem. Another friend has throat cancer and you can now hear him talk clearly.

Try it, what do you have to lose?


Skin  

Posted by Linda (Long Beach, Ca) on 10/31/2014
5 out of 5 stars

After 4 tries with Western Medicine for my chronic skin issues, no one could even give it a name. It was debilitating. I then went to see a holistic Dr. One of her prescriptions was to drink a cup of tea a day with a tablespoon of Black Strap Molasses, a tablespoon of Bragg unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with the mother) and a float of cinnamon on top. Unprocessed honey can also be added. Drink through the honey.

In desperation I committed to this. It has been a year and a half now and much has changed. Clear skin...not an itch or lesion etc. My face is rosy and clear. My hair on my head (no other place) has become thick and silky...and I'm 63. (HaHa) Energy, yes. Sense of well being, yes. Most of all MOST everyone of whom I'm in contact make comments and ask me question.

Soooo, that's my testimony. I will drink this concoction until I go to Heaven!


Sleep Issues  

Posted by Broadbelle (Raleigh, Nc) on 02/22/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking Blackstrap molasses about two months ago to alleviate some issues I have had having now for years around restless legs and other sleep problems. Since taking it at bedtime (about two teaspoons) I have slept like a baby every single night. I do not toss and turn. I do not wake up and not be able to go back to sleep. I sleep soundly and peacefully through the night. I have no more restless legs or other sleep problems. Regardless of what is keeping you from sleeping - I highly recommend this non-medical approach to getting good sleep! And good sleep in turn results in better health all the way around!