Thank you Norman L. from Abbotsford, BC for taking the time to write about the benefits blackstrap molasses has had for you. I have NEVER heard of anything that helps swollen ankles and your e-mail has given me hope. I have just started using it for other reasons and now hope I get the same results you got. I must say I try so many things that I would not know what worked if something did work! I will pass on something that I discovered last week. I used the remainder of blackstrap molasses I have had for years and bought new organic unsulfured blackstrap molassas last week. There was some that I could not get out of the bottle so rather than waste it I decided to add shampoo and water to the bottle and wash my hair with it to see if it would help my gray hair. Well it did not, no surprise there, but it did clean my scalp (from itch) about 90% for most of the day. It worked just as good as apple cider vinegar does for me without the smell.
'Thank you Earth Clinic for a fantastic site and also to Ted and Bill for your valuable input. Maureen
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
ok - i am amazed. after reading about molasses here and remembering my great grandma feeding it to us on biscuits; i knew i HAD to have some and ASAP. well, i got some yesterday and immediately tasted it when i got in the car. i could barely restrain myself from drinking the whole bottle. i positively NEED this stuff. why was i NOT using it before? how had i forgot? weird. already i feel better. i have only had about 1 tablespoon since i got it - but my long time constipation is already better today! originally i got it with the idea to feed it to my pet rat sookie who just isn't thriving. she shows NO interest in it really - but for me i can tell i need it. btw - i am diabetic and was (B-12) anemic when i was younger.
My father is 87 and suffers from Parkinsons. He started having severe constipation problems as a result of intestinal muscles just not working. The doctors prescribed packets of chemical laxatives which marginally worked. He had to keep increasing these packets to a max of 7 packets. The expense was huge with many side-effects. On a follow up exam he asked if there was any alternative to help with the expense. The doctor recommended that he try black strap molasses. He incorporated 2 tablespoons a day and immediately was able to reduce the laxatives. Within 2 weeks and since he takes 0 laxatives and just the two tablespoons of Black Strap. He feels so much better and of course his mental state has improved greatly due to the relief that he nows has. He is not constipated at all and is just doing great. On that recommedation my elderly aunt, who has had constipation problems for years, tried the same remedy and had similar results. the doctor said he heard about this cure from his grandmother and figured it was worth a try.
I have been taking the blackstrap molasses for two weeks now. I have super energy now with in days of using it. i,ve also been having regular bowel movements daily. don't want to stop taking this am sold out.
I started taking molasses; 1 tbsp in warm water in the morning and again in the evening; a few minutes before meals and I think it's cured my constipation. I stumbled upon this site when I was researching ACV. I also advised my friend to take it because she's been anemic all her life and she too is having free bowels. We only started taking it 5-6 days ago but I'll keep you all updated on her anemic condition and on my fibroids. Please remember us in your prayers. Thx. P.S. If anyone has any more information on any other remedies for uterine fibroids please do not hesitate to e-mail me; I'd really appreciate it.
Will have a feedback soon. So far I have natural bowel movements 2-3 times a day. Energy level much better. Suffer from high blood pressure but it has gone down without medications. Have a checkup the 21st of june let you know what they said and how molasses did to prepare me for the checkup also potassium was low use to take potassium pills let you know what happened at the doctor. Peace namaste.
I am a bit concerned about Black Strap Molasses because Arthritis and (AS), I have found, is caused by excess calcium. I could be wrong and would be happy to be corrected.
I am a 69 year old male and I have had difficult or almost impossible experiences in becoming numb for dental work such as fillings. This has been larger problem during the last 20 years. So bad that I unfortunately needed to go home without the dental work ever being accomplished because the injections would not take affect. Please know, that I have a very experienced and super good dentist. Sometimes, after multiple Xylocaine injections and waiting for over an hour, I would unfortunately need to go home without the procedure even being started because I could not get numb! Nonetheless, I would always need to wait an hour or longer before I would finally become at least somewhat numb. I seldom would ever get fully numb to the point of being comfortable.
All of that changed, however. Because of all of the Magnesium, manganese, calcium and iron contained in black molasses, I began consuming about two tablespoons of the black molasses starting three hours prior to my dental appointments.
I mix one teaspoon of molasses into an 10 ounce cup of hot water and drink as in drinking warm tea. I drink a total of four cups of the molasses mix (one teaspoon of molasses per each cup of water) during the three hours prior and then proceed to the dentist. At that point, I have two full tablespoons worth of black molasses in my system.
Then, usually 20-30 minutes after my Xylocaine injections, I become fully numb and experience no pain at all. What a relief! I do not claim any particular knowledge as to why this technique works so well. Perhaps the extra hydration helps and perhaps all of the extra mineral consumption helps to cause the gum tissue to function better? I do not claim to understand the science. And perhaps it is simply my imagination? I suspect t hat it mostly involves the added minerals.
I told my dentist about my process but he had no comment except to say, “if it works that is a good thing”! And so I will always use the black molasses prior to Xylocaine injections by the dentist.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.