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What are some other remedies for gray hair? I think I'll try this molasses.


Posted by Deb on April 7, 2006 7:24 PM

i take my blackstrap molasses in smoothies OR its really great in warm vanilla soy or rice/almond/oat/etc milk. the heat helps it to dissolve and it tastes like a really good chai latte. i have heard that you can add it to juices as well but i have yet to try. make sure to check the iron content on the bottle, some have more than others.

health to all!

Posted by Camille on April 7, 2006 9:36 PM

Deb - I am going to write a post about natural remedies for gray hair soon.

Camille - Thanks for your suggestions. I'll have to try it in almond milk. That sounds good!

Posted by Tracy on April 8, 2006 6:42 AM

I'm going to give it a try. My Mother was telling me about it & I thought she might be ready for the HOME. After reading some of the comments on others sites, it may cure what ails. If this works I will sing its' praises.

I am having intestinal problems, headaches, backaches and tire somewhat easly; I also have gray hair, but I can live with that. Quite frankly, the wheels are falling off.

Posted by Malcolm on April 10, 2006 9:03 PM

I have heard good things about blackstrap molasses as well. A friend of my mother puts 2-3 teaspoons or tablespoons (I forget which one) in tea or a glass of warm water 3x's a day and she says that it can create hair growth, cure yeast infestions, constipation, etc...... I tried it years ago and the taste was horrible. Back in November of 2004 I had a baby and once my hormones started to adjust themselves I had hair loss. But as it was starting to grow back the hair stylist that I use to go to used to much heat and incorrect chemical usage and overall just wasn't treating my hair right, so over the past few months it has become so damaged. So I decided that I would try the blackstrap molasses again and stick with it. Hopefully I get positive results, and if so, I'll let everyone know.

Posted by Shawn on April 30, 2006 8:39 AM

I have used black strap molasses probably since March of 06, and I must tell you it works great for gray hair, white too. The entire front of my head used to be mostly white and now its as it should be brown and grey mix. I have long hair and underneath there is so much brown. My mother has used it too. Hers used to be all white hardly any grey and now its gray and brown. It does make a difference.

Posted by angie on May 20, 2006 8:33 AM

Blackstrap is also an alkaline food, in that it helps balance the bodys ph, for information...the body can only get sick when it is in an acidic state, cancer and other illness thrive on an acidic body, it is important that we keep the alkaline up and ph at 7.5 or very close. White sugar is acidic due to the processing. Blackstrap is good for dermatitis and helps regenerate nerve fibers in the spinal chord, it is also good for calming the nerves, anemia, uncle arthor,eczema, constipation, psoriasis, fatigue, fingernails and hair. There is an exelent book titled Crude Black Molasses by Cyril Scott that has more testimony as to the goodness of Blackstrap. Happy Reading.

Posted by sharla on May 29, 2006 8:03 PM

Send remedies
of blackstrap molasses. I use it and find it helps with constipation.

Posted by CMarshall on June 26, 2006 12:36 PM

I just started using blackstrap in my oatmeal in the am. One tsp is not too overpowering for flavor. Then during the day I try to find something else to add the second tsp into.

Posted by jill on July 22, 2006 9:13 AM

What brand of Blackstrap molasses is good? If this does turn gray into normal color, then why isn't it more popular?

Any recent success stories?

Deb, did you ever post on remedies for gray hair??

Posted by PK on August 4, 2006 9:14 PM

I get my B/S Molasses from the local health food store, I dont look for name brand so much as I look for "organic" "unsulferd" and "pure". I put a tablespoon of the thick stuff in a cold glass of milk each night its taste is something like chocolate milk with a punch! Oh and the grey hair???? It may work for some people but I take it regularly and guess what I still had till Ms. Clairol got me 2 days ago......yep lots of silver in my brown. Anyway.....I still feel better and sleep better and other things are more regular since I started taking it so guess I'll keep on with it.

Posted by Sharla on August 5, 2006 1:24 PM

oo, I can't wait to share THIS super cool info with you.... How I know BS Molasses is from the Master Cleanse. Most folks use Grade B Maple syrup, but I chose BSM b/c it just felt more "stout"... actaully I'm on line now to do a mineral comparision. anyhow the quickest way I know to tell you is this site... seems to be the original for the Master Cleanse
My mom said she wanted to try. she has type 2 diabetes, so I'm doing more research for her.

have super fun if you do the cleanse. it was amazing... but be prepared, besides physical gunk coming out, emotional crap does too! Just know that nad ride it out. so glad I got to turn you on... and I NEVER heard of this gray hair cure. cool. peace and be well.

Posted by Meechi on August 10, 2006 7:36 PM

Im going to try out this and would like to know how long it will take to cure my grey hair.

Posted by Steo on August 17, 2006 7:02 AM

i'm 36, i have gray hair. i will try this solution. my husband loves blackstrap molasses, i prepare him a bowl of BM & sesame tahini. he also dissolves the BM into water for constipation. these two recipes are very well known here. as for me i don't like the taste nor the odor of BM but i will try it on my hair.

Posted by Marie on August 18, 2006 1:30 AM

I have Rheunatoid Arthritis and other problems with my skin, I take one tbsp of blackstrap molasses in a small bowl of warm water and soak my hands. seems to heal the sores and makes the skin supple again

Posted by Eva on August 19, 2006 4:54 AM

Would love to see more comments of black strap molasses. THANK YOU

Posted by Fran on October 15, 2006 11:46 AM

On September 22, 2006, I found out the reason why I felt so sick and weak for sometime, I was anemic due to a bleeding hemorroid. I nearly passed out. I had blood work done and found out my hemoglobin level was 7.0. That's quite low. I need to raise it up to 11-15. I started taking iron pills 3x a day as per my doctor's instructions and see my doctor every Monday for blood work to see if my blood level is improving or else I would have to get a blood transfussion. I did a research for my problem and found out that "Plantation Organic unsulphured Black Strap Molasses" works wonders and started taking it on October 6, 2006. Its a blessing! Today my level is 9.8. I take 2 tablespoon as soon as I get up and 2 tablespoon before I go to bed. I even give my daughters 1 teaspoon before they go to bed. So far so good. I hear alot of good things and I recommended to my girlfriend and she loves it. (Well, she does have some problems and hope this would help. I even emailed her every article I find on BSM). I would like hear more stories, please. Thank you.

Posted by Gisella on October 18, 2006 6:22 AM

All these stories are very inspirational! My mom and I have been trying it out... I honestly have not been able to keep on with it daily... but I have located it in my kitchen where I will see it and do something about it every day! My mom likes to put it in her coffee! She hasn't really let me know if she's had much (positive) effects from it, but I'll be sure to ask her!
I'm commited to doing it for a long time, and also notating how I feel and so on for the first 2 weeks especially since I just found out that I am suffering from Anemia (without a doctor's helpt at that!) If anyone would like to keep in touch on this miracle juice, I would love to hear from you! no matter if it's been a while since u've been taking it, you've just started, or want to... i'd love to hear your story!
email me:

Posted by Tanya on October 18, 2006 8:11 PM

I've heard this is good for dry, damaged hair. Hate to be stupid, but do I put it on my hair or ingest it? There are many other things I'd like to ingest it for, but I don't know if actually putting it on my hair is necessary too. Thanks, for the great info on this site.

Posted by Babs on October 23, 2006 11:47 AM

I am very happy to report that since my previous comment/post and the beginning of my taking blackstrap molasses in tea every day has really decreased the amount of bleeding I have had by having Anemia. It feel like a miracle, and I'm really not saying that! It didn't even take a week until I saw the differences with less bleeding. After a week, I had extremely LIGHT bleeding to none at all. I was able to start moving normally again, not have to go to the bathroom all the time, I was even able to exercise in peace at the gym because I didn't, and STILL don't have to go to the bathroom several times throughout my workout. I'm getting my old self again, it's truly been about a month or so now and it feels GREAT! --- I don't take blackstrap molasses daily any longer, but I do still try to take it once or twice a week to keep the ball rolling. I would seriously recommend it to everyone! - Even if your problem(s) doesn't go away totally, you can't risk the chance that it or you pain, can be decreased dramatically! You've gotta try this!! There is real healing powers in this stuff! You won't regret it!

Posted by Tanya on November 29, 2006 10:41 AM

I heard of someone putting the molasses in oatmeal. I haven't tried it though.

Posted by Natalie on December 29, 2006 11:46 AM

I don't see why anyone couldn't take it the way they like... it's the intake of the blackstrap molasses that matters... not how you take it. Any way you can fit it into your diet.. is great! My mom loves it in her coffee... but now that she quit drinking coffee, she puts it in her morning tea, or even her cereal with cold milk. :) Both my mom and hubby like it on just plain toast. I not keen on the taste.. but I bare with it and try to put it in something where I won't taste it too much. I most commonly put it in tea and hot chocolate. :) It really doesn't take much... a teaspoon a day! :)

Posted by Tanya on December 29, 2006 12:11 PM

I just began both Apple Cider Vinegar and Organic Fair Trade blackstrap molasses yesterday for my acne. I'll keep up to date on the results. I just wanted to comment on the tastes.
For the ACV, I mix it with organic apple juice, then follow with lots of water. For the blackstrap molasses, I warm a coffe cup of plain soymilk and a tablespoon of molasses....yummy. It tastes like melted caramel. Thanks to all whol have posted their comments. I'm keeping a daily photo, diet, activity journal to see what effects my skin. I'll post any findings.

Posted by Joanna on January 3, 2007 7:29 PM

Joanna! How is it going with the molasses? Have you noticed anything?
I would really like to try blackstrap molasses but we don´t seem to have it hear in Sweden where I live. I found that it would be possible to order it from england but that would cost like 36 pounds for postage/packing and that wouldn´t work in the longrun. Does anyone here come from europe? Have you been able to buy it?
We do have something here that you give to catle. Directly translated that would be called canesuger molasses. But I don´t think I would dare eating something made for animals. What do you think?

Posted by Anna on January 18, 2007 6:51 AM

You can buy it from Pretty sure they have a Europe set up too.

Stuff works great.

Posted by Joe on January 20, 2007 1:51 PM

Thanks Joe! I´ll check that out!

Posted by Anna on January 21, 2007 4:09 PM

for grey hair ,how long will it take effect to reverse the hair color after taking blackstrap molasses, i ve been taking for about 2 wks

Posted by leman on January 22, 2007 6:11 PM

I have a very old booklet on Molasses written about 1930 and it made sense.I took it each day while pregnant to top up my iron. Id been told by my GP that I would need iron injections but I didnt. Ive used it regularly for years as a poultice as well as internally. The booklet says to take it off a spoon then drink a hot , not boiling drink(Tea for eg) , .straight away to help with assimilation. It can also be taken in hot water if preferred. Worth a try.

Posted by Jan on January 27, 2007 6:56 AM

What great suggestions for molasses!! I recently went vegan, so I really need to make sure that I get enough iron. Not only that, blackstrap molasses has loads of other micro- and macro-nutrients that I really have trouble getting anywhere else. I didn't know what to do with it until I came here!! Thanks for the suggestions everybody!

Posted by Spike on January 30, 2007 7:37 AM

I had a cyst on my cervix and a fibroid on my right ovary i started drinking beet juice w/molasses for three months and i went to my doctor and they had dissappear they were still small

Posted by larissa on January 31, 2007 12:49 PM

My family is from Sweden. Settled in the US in the 20's. My Grandmother ALWAYS had BSM in her oatmeal/porridge in the mornings. I assumed it was from a habit she formed in Sweden. Molasses is molasses. We used to feed our horses oats and molasses. Same stuff we ate. I now live in NZ and find it in the food suppliment section of the grocery store. In America I found it in the baking section. Health food stores always have it. I have been fascinated reading about all the curatives that molasses can produce. I have always been aware of the healthy bowel benefits, but so many more that I wasn't aware of. It is an aquired taste. I had not had it in years when I had some salt water taffy. I liked the flavor but couldn't put my finger on what it was. It was very comforting. After some research I found out the flavor was molasses.... ahhh, said I, Grandmother. :)

Posted by Kris on February 2, 2007 12:31 PM

hi there everyone clicked on this site tonight about blackstrap molasses.I was amased to see that people had g8 results from this .i too have had g8 results ,the stuff is amasing .I suffered terribly from carpol syndrome right arm was incredibly painful especially at night.Some nights i couldn`t sleep and was almost brought to tears with the pain no pain killer worked for me .Strapping up my arm was the only solution....well thats what the dr advised.Anyway one evening when it was particulary bad i was searching through the internet about cures for this and found the BSM.Read many stories on how good it was ,contained many vitamins and minerals and was available in the uk.
Next morning i went to a health food shop and asked them but they just said it was good for baking....took it anyway not expensive either.Took 3tablespoons that day .to my surprize not very much pain in my arm the usual pins and needles slightly and occassional tingling...not like before.I thought it might be mind over matter. but kept taking it .After a week i had no pain at all and also i noticed that i had lost a bit of weight cause my trousers werent feeling very tight.Read again on the internet that it stops the craving for sugar.
BSM became a regular thing to have each day .i enjoyed just taking a tablespoon every morning before i ate any thing.and last minute before i brushed my teeth .To my absolute amasement in 2 months i had dropped 2 dress sizes .to be honest i myself didnt notice it was my hubby that noticed.I am still taking BSM and have no more problems with my carpol syndrome and i am still losing weight.......G8 STUFF WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE,.i feel g8 skin is clear hair lovely and shiny and also periods are much lighter.
please email me with your stories would love to hear from anyone .

Posted by claire on February 5, 2007 3:07 PM

Ok, so I didn´t manage to find black strap molasses that could be sent to Sweden anywhere. But I have bought suger cane molasses now. I just tried it for the first time and I thoght it tasted disgusting!!! I just took 1 tsp with water and some juice but I almost couldn´t get it down. I was holding my nose and using a straw and that helped a little but I´m not sure I can get one more glas down ever! Does someone have any suggestions about how to get it down? I really want to continue this. Especially when I read stories like Claires!

Posted by Anna on February 7, 2007 1:51 AM

Message to Anne...
try taking a very small spoonful first .have it like a lollipop then do the same 1/2 hour later then repeat till you have taken a tablespoon. When i first tried it it reminded me of liqorice.You will get used to it try also a small bit on your cereal..I sometimes have it in my coffee.need anymore advice please email me .good luck.

Posted by claire on February 8, 2007 9:24 AM

I have just started taking BSM for two days now. I was out shopping for my Manuka honey and it was next to was lying there next to it on the shelves something told me to buy it and I did. I have just started taking a tablespoon in the morning with my Manuka honey in hot water. I have been on line today to check out its qualities and am amazed to find how many it has. Shall let you know how I find it. Think that its exciting.


Posted by vee harding on February 10, 2007 2:34 AM

Thank you Claire! I think it tastes like liqorice to and I´m one of those persons who can´t stand liqorice :). But I have managed to get it down three times since I wrote my last message. I hold my nose the whole time and drink a glas of water afterwards without letting go of my nose. It´s strange who much taste you have in your nose!
I haven´t noticed anything yet on my health but I guess it takes some time to give effect.

Posted by Anna on February 10, 2007 7:18 AM

Anna,well done .like i say to my kids well done for taking your medicine here is a sweet.ha ha .believe you will get used to it and when you start to see results then you wont even notice the taste.speak soon

Posted by claire on February 10, 2007 10:57 AM

Does anyone know of any negative side effects to taking BSM? Does it Also, considering having both of my children start taking it. Any suggestions?

Posted by Roberta on February 10, 2007 5:27 PM

Taking BSM in water sounds bad even to me and I like molasses! Why must you all torture yourselves like that? LOL. As I am sitting here reading these posts, I am having a bowl of french vanilla icecream with a banana and yes! BSM as MY chocolate syrup substitue as chocolate does not agree with me. For those of you who don't like the taste, try a little on icecream and as you become used to the taste you can try in with other things. I happen to love it as the sweetner in my malt-o-meal. It makes it dark and robust and yummy. I really stumbled across this site as I searched for the health benefits of molassses since I was feeling a little guilty for enjoying it over icecream a little too much. Hope this helps someone! Anne?

Posted by Kar on February 15, 2007 12:21 PM

Try a large spoonful in about 4oz of warm milk, then add pure unsweetened cocoa powder, also benefiical, antioxidants and such. It makes it taste a bit more tolerable, even quite tasty after a while.

Posted by Ana on February 20, 2007 3:41 PM

hello! can anyone tell me the difference - if there is one - between crude and unsulfured BSM? also, any brand suggestions, as regards quality?

thank you!

oh, and i am enjoying all the others uncomfortable w/the taste! i am experimenting w/the best way to "get it down". funny, i can swallow cod liver oil no problem!

Posted by kaaren on February 21, 2007 7:44 PM

I take BSM like liquid medicine - straight from the spoon. The taste is not bad at all and I prefer it over the many liquid iron supplements.

Posted by Ce on February 23, 2007 4:34 AM

I was introduced to bsm through " Natural Cures" by Kevin Trudeau. also, the book "Nine day inner cleansing & blood wash for renewed youthfulness & health" by I. e. Gaumont and Harold Buttram,M.D. they both highly recommend bsm. The unsulphured they say is the best. I purchased mine at a health food store, the brand is Plantation.

Posted by fayzee on February 23, 2007 5:13 PM

can anybody tell me how long to take BSM befor you will notice a change in your hair color.

Posted by cindy on February 23, 2007 9:55 PM

Here is all the information you need to know about molasses. You'll even find out what sulphured/unsulphured actually is! They even have recipes.

Posted by Kar on February 27, 2007 10:53 AM

My favourite way of using BSM (I buy the Meridian organic product) is to whizz up a health drink. Proportions are variable: soy milk or dairy milk, molasses, tahini, wheatgerm, maybe a banana. If you have some natural vanilla extract then a teaspoon of that as well. I find this a delicious supper drink and there are health benefits in each ingredient. Very rich in potassium, calcium and selenium, and satisfying like a chocolate shake.I take it to strenghten nerves and it seems to lower cholesterol.

Posted by Paul Newton on March 2, 2007 12:23 PM

I've been aware of the benefits of BSM for many years, but since I was into a lot of other health foods and supplements, I was taking it hardly at all. A while ago I noticed my hair seemed thinner and a lot harder to manage. I concluded I needed more B vitamins, started taking a liquid form of B complex, and taking BSM daily, a couple of tablespoons on average. I put it in coffee, use it to sweeten oatmeal, and as a tonic, I mix it with organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in water. I've heard the acid is helpful in absorbing the iron, and of course, ACV possesses a multitude of health benefits as well.
The tonic can be hard to take
at first, but once you get used to it you can just toss it down, no problem. I rinse my mouth with water after, to protect tooth enamel.

Anyway, back to my hair. It's looking
fuller and shinier already, and the color seems richer. I'm more relaxed in general, and sleeping better.

Aside from being rich in iron. BSM is also a very rich source of choline and inositol, which have particular benefits for the nerves and hair. For those who say they haven't seen any change in hair color with BSM, I'd recommend taking a liquid B complex supplement as well, and an all-around
good nutrition and exercise program.
I also do the headstand daily, which helps bring the nutrients to the scalp.

Hooray for blackstrap, I say! :-)

Posted by Jen on March 10, 2007 10:10 AM

I read it takes about 3-6 months to change your hair color back to normal because of the growth cycle of the hair. I don't think you put it on topically, but I don't think it would hurt. For grey/thinning hair I've also read coconut oil and Indian Gooseberry (Amla) oil is also very good, both applied topically to the scalp and hair. Google it- you'll find the right method. Anyway, I've been taking BSM for a few days and I'm pretty surprised. Normally during my monthly cycle I feel a lot of heaviness and the backs of my legs get a very extreme tired achy feeling. So much so I can't stand for very long on the second day. I get cramps, too. Well, I experienced about one tenth what I usually do and I'm wondering, "Could it really be the BSM?!" I read on another site that a woman who was having cramps took it a couple times and they were gone. Interesting...I have been taking about 4 tablespoons a day with my green tea (I add milk and sugar!), which incidentally, is also good for thinning hair.

Posted by Dianne on March 13, 2007 4:42 AM

I have been drinking blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar, honey, and stevia for over 2 months now. I have hair growing on the bald spot on my head and the rest of my hair is losing its gray. I have also lost weight along with my appetite.

Posted by Dave on March 17, 2007 9:39 AM

Someone way up there in the early 2006 responses said the taste is horrible.

I disagree. Once when I went to donate blood and my iron was too low, blackstrap molasses was one of a list of foods suggested by the nurse to help my iron levels. I simply down a tablespoon by itself, and I love the taste.

Posted by Genie on March 19, 2007 6:41 AM

I've just put a tsp of BSM in a cup of weak Earl Grey tea - it's delicious! (though I don't mind the taste of it straight, even with the slight metallic taste)

Interesting posts on this site. Will post again after I've been on a BSM regime for a while.

Posted by Susan on March 20, 2007 9:21 AM

I just started taking molasses every morning on 3/1/07 and I hope I can report back in a couple of months about the diminishing grey hair.

Posted by Jennifer on March 22, 2007 6:06 PM

you can buy it in a pill form. this way it is easy to take.

Posted by Anonymous on March 23, 2007 10:47 AM

I just started taking blackstrap molasses for 10 days. I am 30 years old and start to grow a lot of white hair and i'm scared. I hope molasses will diminish my white hair. I will let everybody know.

Posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2007 3:57 PM

Even though BSM is good for regaining hair color, it is only if you are deficient in copper.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Catalase. This enzyme breaks down hydrogen peroxide in your body into harmless h2o and o2. There are two enzymes which determine the pigment of your hair but as you get older, these enzymes are produces less and get over run by the increasing H2O2. catalase will help put things in balance again.

Posted by Jim on June 10, 2012 8:33 PM

I just started taking blackstrap molasses twice a day for 10 days. I am 30 years old and start to grow a lot of white hair and i'm scared. I hope molasses will help my white hair. I will let everybody know.

Posted by Anonymous on March 26, 2007 4:01 PM

I've been taking 2 tablespoons of molasses every morning now for 30 days. I think I may be seeing a bit of diminishing grey...hopefully it's not my imagination, but time will tell. I'm going to continue taking the molasses every morning and will provide an update once a month. I did purchase a little paperbook book called, Crude Black Molasses and yes, it does talk about grey hair being restored to the natural color. Keeping my fingers crossed!! A definite benefit I noticed almost immediately was the increase in my energy levels.

Posted by Jennifer on March 30, 2007 2:57 PM

I have just started taking bsm take 1 tsp then gradually work up to 1 tbs Looking forward to all the benefits Heard about this 5 yrs ago but its time i use it never mind the taste the benefits are are worth it. jo

Posted by Jo on April 3, 2007 8:29 PM

I bought some BSM Brer Rabbit brand the other day while I was looking at Maple Syrup. Something told me to buy it or I was just curious, esspecially after I saw the vitamin content in it. Well I just had to try it as soon as I got home and took one teaspoon. It really took me by surprise tastewise. But yeah it's a bittersweet like liquorish. Now I just buck up and take it like man. It's only been a couple days but I allready like the flavor. Aquired taste I guess?
The cool thing is that I found this site. I didn't even know it had all these health benefits. So cool!
I don't like wasting food so I was eating it anyway. One teaspoon after dinner for dessert seems to do me ok.
Do I need to consume more to receive the health benefits?

Posted by Matt on April 5, 2007 6:41 PM

Matt, Molasses is a good source of iron and it's important that men and post-menopausal women don't overdo it. Just be sure to do some research yourself and check in with your doctor so they can be aware to check your iron levels. I've read that donating blood, if you're healthy, is a way for men to help make sure they don't get too much iron. But please do check in with your doctor. My husband & I donate blood and have for over 10 years and he takes 1 tablespoon of molasses everynight and he received the go ahead from his doctor. Good Luck & best of health!

Posted by Jennifer on April 6, 2007 7:17 AM

hi can anybody tell me from where can i purchase blacksstrap molasses in India ?

Posted by Vineet on April 11, 2007 3:48 AM

A friend introduced me to BSM as a treat mixed with peanut butter on toast. Tastes great!

Posted by nan on April 11, 2007 9:02 AM

Has anyone tried purchasing BSM from

$5.79 per gallon + shipping.
It is allmost the same price with shipping even if you purchased only a pint.

Posted by Arthur on April 17, 2007 3:09 PM

Hi guys
What a interesting site. We have problem with grey hair in our family. My kids are getting the premature grey hair. I did start using it and then stopped but after reading all of these posts I am going to start again. By the way I hide it in fresh vege juice. Thats the only way my kids will have it.

Posted by ravi on April 18, 2007 4:44 AM


Posted by FATIHA ELASRI on April 25, 2007 5:57 AM

I've been taking 1 tablespoon twice a day of blackstrap for 2 months and yes, the grey hair is diminishing! the change is subtle, but there is definitely more black hair coming in. My nails are also looking fantastic! I had my acrylics removed about 6 months ago and my poor nails were in sad shape. Not any longer! Anyone else experiencing positive results?

Posted by Jennifer on May 1, 2007 12:10 PM

Hi Jennifer,

How do you take blackstrap? As is or in lukewarm water? And this happens in the morning or before you sleep?


Posted by wouter on May 3, 2007 4:52 AM

Hello Wouter,

I just take the blackstrap as is. I don't mix it in water or anything. I have 1 tablespoon in the morning and 1 tablespoon in the evening. It's an aquired taste!

Posted by Jennifer on May 3, 2007 12:00 PM


You can it any way you please. Some people prefer it right off the spoon, sometimes chased by a warm glass of water... some prefer it with their tea or coffee... some like to eat it with other foods, such as ice cream or peanut butter. I personally like it with my tea, but I am definitely going to try it with ice cream and peanut butter next time.

In the end, it doesn't really matter how you take it, your body will benefit from it's intake no matter what, how, or when you take it. :)

Also, WHEN you take it is all up to you as well... whenever you feel comfortable, whenever you feel you will remember to take it the most.

Hope this helps,

Posted by Tanya on May 3, 2007 11:23 PM

I am a returning reader and poster. As previously posted, I have anemia (self diagnosed). I have been taking BSM on and off since September 2006... and I can tell you that BSM has blessed my life! There have been times when I have stopped taking it for various reasons (not having any more or forgetting about taking it for an extended period of time) and when this happens, my excessive bleeding comes back! - and as soon as I start again, I am returned to normal and can continue to live my life pleasantly! I am swearing to never stop taking it again, I don't care if I have to have a bottle in every room I am in. LOL

As I have read the many posts since my last, it also got me thinking that possibly my successful 50 lb weight loss could be a result and help of BSM as well... of course, the exercise is the biggest help, but I don't have a doubt at all that BSM has helped as well!

I am also going to start taking apple cider vinegar regularly... I once mixed it with BSM, but it was VILE! BUT, as I remember, in my beginning of taking BSM, I did not like the taste, and now, I can handle up to at least 3 teaspoons of it in my tea and it does not taste strong... so it is just a matter of mind over matter, and getting used to it, and I believe it can happen with BSM and ACV together... no matter how unbelievable it sounds! LOL

I thank you all for all the wonderful stories and insight to your progresses! Through some of your stories, I have found that BSM and ACV is good for me for many other reasons, but not only this, but there they can also help friends and family who have the same problems as some of you and I hope it will help them the same positive way it has effected you! Thank you for sharing!

I wish a forum was made to include these wonderful topics... if anyone knows of one (or more), please, I would be very interested! :)

Thank you,
Ontario, Canada

Posted by Tanya on May 3, 2007 11:38 PM

I am writing again to report that since I have last written, I have tried taking BSM and ACV together. ACV has a very strong pitched taste... and so my successful personal combination has been a cup of water and tea (any kind) with 3-4 tsps of BSM with 2 tsps of ACV gives me the right amount where I can taste a bit of the ACV, but it tastes more like I put lemon in it. The ending sip is a bit harsh, but it's nothing waiting 2 seconds won't handle or even a sip of water won't take away. LOL

I hope those of who are interested in taking both experiment as I have or perhaps like the combination I have experimented and ended with :)

Posted by Tanya on May 7, 2007 1:32 PM

Can anyone tell me if it helps with dark circles around the eyes? Mine are really bad

I was on another site and a lady said that after taking the BSM that the circles went away. She had tried everything.

As of now I am taking the ACV and I have lost 12 pounds!!! Now I have to get use to the BSM. I'm sure the benefits are really good for me though !

After taking this do I still need to take a "Multivitamin" seems like the ACV & BSM will do all the work...

Posted by Val on May 8, 2007 12:43 PM


I have dark circles around the eyes, but this usually depends on my sleeping patterns. I have to say though, it's been a long time since someone has mentioned how dark the circles around my eyes have been... I haven't really noticed myself, but now that you mention it, I will pay more attention!

Congrats on the 12 pounds lost! That's great! Keep it up! You'll see that BSM helps to lose weight as well!

I still continue to take my multivitamin because even though BSM does hold many vitamins including iron, it still doesn't obtain all that we need... I still find that I operate best with my multi-vitamin anyway.

Hope this helps :)

Posted by Tanya on May 8, 2007 4:51 PM

Hi Jennifer,

What kind of molasses do you use? How long does it take to reverse gray hair? Where do you buy black strap molasses?

If you can give me all this information, I will be really appreciated...

Posted by Anonymous on May 17, 2007 6:34 AM

Hi Anonymous - LOL!

I buy the unsulphured, blackstrap molasses at the local grocery store. I've been purchasing the Plantation brand. As far as reversing grey hair, I've only been taking the molasses for a little over 2 months, and I have seen a few changes...but hope and expect to see more the longer I take it. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Posted by Jennifer on May 17, 2007 2:13 PM

any feed back on this site that claims mollasses is poisonous

Posted by x on May 21, 2007 5:26 AM

After reading all the comments here, I am running out to buy some BSM today. I have horrible, heavy periods with terrible cramps. Also have a low iron count like many that have posted. I am truly exhausted right now and need help with this situation.
Thanks to all of you for such great info.

Posted by Mo on May 22, 2007 1:45 PM

I am starting the organic black strap molasses today with large fibroids. I will take one tablespoon three times a day and see what happens. I got the information through google and wound up at earth clinic.

Posted by Nadia Brown on May 23, 2007 7:06 AM

Hii all,

I need help badly. I have been getting some grey hair. So thought of trying blackstrap molasses. I ordered 2 bottles of BSM of Plantation brand from amazon. Unsulfered Organice. But i was completely surprised to know that it contains 0% copper. Copper is esstential for reversing grey hairs!!! Can anyone please tell me that is this brand useful ? has anyone tried it.? do anyone has different tried n tested brand for reversing grey hairs...please please help.

Posted by Cupid on May 23, 2007 6:16 PM

Joanna from post #24, has not posted her progress with BSM and acne. Does anyone know if it works?? I have terrible acne, not just on my face...on my back, chest and uppper arms!!! I have tried everything out there...just name it and I have tried it!!! Another summer of covering up my body even in 38 degrees!!!!

Posted by Autumn on June 10, 2007 4:27 PM

Hi Folks,

Im 26 and have about 40% gray hair coverage for about 2 years which is a nightmare when your young!. Ive literally tried everything from Shen Min, PABA, B Complex - the works in hope that I would retain my natural hair colour till I get to mid 30's at least!. It got to the stage where I couldn' even look at myself in the mirror for fear of noticing more gray, extremely sad I know....

Anyways, I have been taking 2 Tsp of Black Strap for about 3 weeks now and NO I havent noticed a miracle hair colour change though what I have noticed is that I dont care anymore!.

Having grey hair doesn't bother me now in the slightest because I just feel AMAZING. I've got tons of energy, am sleeping better and am seriously as ease with life, work stress and worries have disappeared. My gray hair doesn't even come to mind at all anymore. I'm can even manage to do a 8km cycle after doing a 12 hour work shift!! and I smoke 20 a day!.

All this has really only come about since the first week of taking BSM. This stuff is like internal gold for the body and I would recommend it to anyone. Will it cure gray hair??. I dont really know and I dont really care!!.

I also noticed that it produces a more natural energy, its not like the fake energy buzz you get with syntetic vitamins (vit b complex etc).

The only thing is it tastes yucky. The best thing is to just down 2 tablespoons together and be done with it.

Thanks to all your very helpful posts, I would have never considered BSM otherwise...

Best of luck,

Posted by Barry on June 11, 2007 4:35 PM

Autumn - I am sorry to hear about your life long struggles putting up with acne and the cures you have tried all your life... I am sure you are as fed up as someone trying to lose weight, but having a terrible time doing so... I can surely feel your pain on that level!
Anyhow... I don't have any actual answers to tell you if it will work or not... but at this point, isn't worth just giving it a try? You'll only know for sure if you give it a try.. and don't forget to be persistent with it and not forget to take it every day. :) Good luck!! If you try it, please don't forget to update us with your progress... or even, if you believe it hasn't been a help so that it may help others who have acne as well.

Barry - Congratulations!! That is wonderful! What freedom you must feel! I can relate to how you feel as well! It is, in my mind, like a miracle cure! It may not dissolve everyone's problems, but it can surely make us feel so much better physically and mentally, which also helps us heal emotionally!
I'll bet you would feel twice as better if you would quit smoking, something to work on in the future? I have no doubt that you could be successful in doing so!
Again, congrats on winning your freedom back!

Best of luck to all!


Posted by Tanya on June 11, 2007 4:56 PM

Hi Autumn,

I suffered most of my life with acne so I know exactly how you feel. I had tried every diet, cleanse, acne supplement and acne skin care line and nothing worked. But I had faith that something would work and eventually by mistake, I discovered things that made a huge difference.

It's only been in the last year that I finally got it under control. The many things that have helped are taking 15 mg of zinc 4 times a day (controls oil production wonderfully but don't take more than 100 mg. a day), a really good digestive enzyme with every meal, including snacks and two different brands of products as far as skin care goes. One is a glycolic acid product specifically for acne and the other is a skin care line for combination skin.

I've also done more things to control my stress because I stress about everything and I don't even realize it. So lots of yoga, meditation and breathing exercises. Stess causes your hormones to be unbalanced and can wreak havoc on your skin and other bodily functions.

I still get an occasional breakout but it's nothing like it used to be. This sounds so dumb but the less I think about it and the more I just "see" myself with clear skin and don't spend time obsessing in the mirror the better my skin really is.

I hope some or all of this will help you. Good Luck!

Posted by Amanda on June 11, 2007 7:28 PM

Hi everyone: I have been taking acv for about two weeks now. Then yesterday I started the blackstrap molasses unsulphured, Tree of Life brand from a local health food store. I've been reading about the health benefits from this and other products for months now. I quick smoking again three weeks ago. I am now ready to apply all the products and see what happens. I will stay in touch.

Posted by Peggy on June 11, 2007 10:14 PM

I forgot to mention that I take BSM during my monthly cycle. It cures my cramps completely! I used to take a lot of Advil and I hate to take any kind of medication. I was so relieved that the molasses worked. It also helps keep me regular. :o)

Posted by Amanda on June 12, 2007 3:11 PM

How rare to find that something I LIKE is actually good for me! I am going to start taking it TODAY! I like it, and find myself wanting to eat it straight from the jar when using it in cooking...could be my body is trying to tell me I need something thats in it. I will report back in some time with how I feel.

For those that don't like its taste, it is very good mixed with peanut butter and used as a sandwitch!

Posted by Phyllis on June 13, 2007 7:36 AM

What is the difference between taking Black Strap Molasses and regular Molasses?

Posted by Diana De Rosa on June 13, 2007 12:47 PM

Does anyone know what dosage of bsm you should take if you are in your third year of menopause????

Posted by Karen on June 14, 2007 9:19 AM

Well, I am new to this website,I am 43 yrs old and was suffering from bad headachs,neck pain, eye floaters,grey hair and no energy ,it was very hard to go through normal daily routine,then searching on internet for grey hair problems , I read lot of good thing about BSM on, and I started taking BSM,ACV, and HONEY every morning with warm water, I have been doing that since a month, IT WORKS WONDER for me, No more headachs, and neck pain, I saw some grey hairs reversed, like I had 75% grey before and noew it is down to about 40%, It is really a blessing for me, I will keep posting about the benifits,

Posted by Bani,US on June 14, 2007 10:58 AM

Thanks Tanya and Amanda for the support!
Tanya, good luck with your health issues.
Amanda, I do take Zinc Citrate 50mg once a day, for a number of years now. Your right about the glycolic acid, it has help to a certain degree but I have not used any glycolic acid on my back (which seems to be my bigger problem). You did not mention what the skin care products were. About the stress, I do excercise, but right now I not only have one, but two injuries. That is one thing I don't do is yoga. I have done it in the past along with Pilates, but I like the high energy of the others. I do believe my acne is hormonal. (damn that estrogen). I plan on doing a saliva test soon. I eat very healthy. Most people call me a healthnut. I have to admit that soaking in Epsom Salts does help but you need to do this on a daily basis. It draws toxins out of the skin. Thought that might help you out a bit. Put in some baking soda, as epsom salts are drying. Also, I only use all natural skin care and makeup. No SLS, Parabens etc. Thanks for the reply.
Just wanted to add that I love the taste of BSM!!! It tastes like black licorice. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now but have not noticed any difference. I heard that if you already eat a healthy diet, that sometimes it could take longer to feel the effects of a product/food.

Posted by Autumn on June 15, 2007 9:22 PM


I wasn't sure if I was allowed to mention the names of products. Other forums will edit the information and sometimes leave out important info you're trying to convey to help someone. The skin care line I use and love is Ann Marie Borlind for combination skin. It is the only product line that my skin didn't react to in some way. The glycolic product is called Pimple Eraser.

I have the 5th Edition of the Nutrition Almanac and it has this to say about Zinc. "Zinc - 30 mg two or three times daily for several months, reduce to once daily, has been found to be as effective as oral antibiotics; use a more absorbable form such as gluconate for maximum effectiveness." That's where I got the idea to take zinc. I still take 15 mg 4 times a day. It also keeps my hair and scalp from getting too oily.

I like the idea of the bath soak. I used to soak in just baking soda because it's a drawing agent and draws out toxins as well.

When you get your saliva test done, know that you can be within "normal" levels and still have hormonal issues. That's what happened when I had that test done years ago.

Anything you can do on a regular basis that relaxes you and makes you happy and feel good will always help balance your hormones. Be good to yourself!

Posted by Amanda on June 16, 2007 11:21 AM

Hey Folks,
I'm very new to the molasses (like this evening) so can't comment on it yet, but anyone interested in other adjuncts to weight loss should try organic extra virgin coconut oil 2-4 tablespoons daily and omit margarine from your diet. For acne,eczema and other skin problems, the same coconut oil applied topically is great, as is Emu oil topically. Best wishes!!

Posted by Doc on June 18, 2007 8:30 PM

Hello everyone I have been taken bsm since April 5. My reason was I am a anemic and I was having bad periods. In the two month before I discovered bsm I bleed so bad that I could not get out of bed for hours. I remember being in a store waiting for service and I begin bleeding so bad that it overflowed all over the floor I was so shame.By the time I made it home I was soaked my car was a mess. So I started considering having surgey. Then I found this website, I begin reading these tetimonies and I say what the hell I got nothing to lose. BSM save my live my iron level increase my bleeding went from 20 days a month to four days and light. No more blood clot the size of baseball and no major cramp. I told my sister and cousins they was impressed they started taking BSM for their own problems and they thankful. No more body aches, constipation and they had a better energy level. Oh they all lost weight and feel like me they got their life back.

Posted by Gail on June 21, 2007 4:55 PM

Hii Jeniffer....

I am using BSM for about 3 weeks now. Yes I am too consistant with it. But have not seen any sort of reversing in grey hair. Yes I feel that my hair growth has somewhat improve.Like very little but. I take 2 table spoon daily wid hot milk. Is it enough? Lets see. Jeniffer pls post your improvment. I will do mein too.Lets hope for the best.

Posted by Cupid on June 27, 2007 11:50 AM


You and I have a lot in common! I am so happy for you! Trust me, I know exactly how you feel!

I'm sorry to hear about your VERY embarrassing moment, I haven't had my bleeding happen as much as that in a public place, but also, I don't go out of the house when I am bleeding too much... so much so, that for a couple yrs now, I have let my husband do most of the shopping on his own because I was too afraid I would have to run to the bathroom where ever we went.

Again, so happy for you... you have no idea! Since taking it, I feel the same way as you do! Congrats, don't stop, and I'm glad your family has benefited from it as well, just as my family and friends have too. Thanks for your story! If you ever want to chat more about it, please email me. :)

Posted by Gail on June 27, 2007 2:27 PM

Hi Cupid,

I've been taking 2 tablespoons of unsulphured blackstrap for almost 4 months now. There has been a decrease of grey since I started taking this, but there is still white/grey hairs. My hair is dark, so the white/greys are apparent - at least to me. I started seeing greys about 20 years ago and while I don't believe the molasses is a quick fix, I have seen improvement. I'm going to continue taking it and see what happens. My husband is taking a little of the molasses as well, but not quite as consistently...unless I remind him. He hates the taste. I see more black hairs growing in on his mustache and goatee. I took a before picture and need to take another picture to compare. I think the longer one has had white/grey hair, the longer it's going to take to reverse...I'm hoping for the best! Yes, let's continue to post our results!

Posted by Jennifer on June 29, 2007 6:56 AM

I have been taking 2 teaspoons of Blackstrap Mollases for well over 2 months now and have not seen any improvement in the gray hairs but i have lost over 8 ibs in weight

Posted by Al on June 30, 2007 7:01 AM

I'm using 3 tablespoons of Blackstrap per day in milk tastes delicious, 3 tables spoons is what the lasy in earth clinic said.

Posted by PMaragh on June 30, 2007 12:06 PM

repost with correct header name -


You and I have a lot in common! I am so happy for you! Trust me, I know exactly how you feel!

I'm sorry to hear about your VERY embarrassing moment, I haven't had my bleeding happen as much as that in a public place, but also, I don't go out of the house when I am bleeding too much... so much so, that for a couple yrs now, I have let my husband do most of the shopping on his own because I was too afraid I would have to run to the bathroom where ever we went.

Again, so happy for you... you have no idea! Since taking it, I feel the same way as you do! Congrats, don't stop, and I'm glad your family has benefited from it as well, just as my family and friends have too. Thanks for your story! If you ever want to chat more about it, please email me. :)

Posted by Tanya on June 30, 2007 12:25 PM

I just started trying blackstrap molasses, and I had trouble with the taste initially ( I tried it in tea). But then, I added it to hot chocolate, and I can't even taste it :) I made the hot chocolate in a saucepan. I used a cup of milk, added 1 tablespoon of hot chocolate mix, 1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. So if you have trouble like I did, this is a very tasty way to enjoy your vitamins :)

Posted by Jacqui on July 1, 2007 4:48 PM

hi guys
can anyone tell me if it is availiable in india.
plz let me know as i am am very very kin on buying it.if u guys tell me from where i can order it i will be extremely grateful.plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz guys

Posted by Anonymous on July 5, 2007 6:35 AM

Pretty interesting stuff. It's amazing the benefits we can find in simple things. I have a blog about natural cures and treatments.

Posted by Diane Declet on July 7, 2007 11:24 PM

guys me too from india...can u plz tell me where is this found here.

Posted by mita on July 9, 2007 5:17 AM

Hi Guys...I am from India, please tell me, if anyone knows, where to get Blackstrap from, in India..I will appreciate that very much...Thanks a lot..

Posted by Baninder on July 11, 2007 8:06 PM

Well in Canada, we can usually find it in any grocery store... it is often available in health food stores as well. In grocery stores, it is usually available in the BAKING section, as it is often used for baking... for example, it is used to make those famous gingerbread cookies. Most recipes I believe do not call for black strap molasses, but I do believe they call for dark molasses or I guess... anything kind of molasses you can find.

Good luck! I hope your local grocery stores carry it!

I'm sure if you do a google search, you can find some to purchase online.

Posted by Tanya on July 11, 2007 8:17 PM

no i guess it is not available here in india...searched many in shops but wsa not able to find

Posted by rita on July 15, 2007 1:43 AM is not available anywhere in India I guess...
tried a lot of places....:(

Thank you for the important information , Tanya...

Posted by Baninder on July 15, 2007 11:35 PM

as i said i dont know where it is available in india...but can share some info with u strap molasses is made from sugarcane juice...they say it is made from third boiling of sugarcane juice.
it is very similar to kakvi...(marathi name )
i was told to ask somebody from sugarcane industry...but i dnt know any one working there...

Posted by rita on July 17, 2007 9:47 AM

I went out yesterday and bought some BSM, hoping and
praying it will bring some
relief to the severe menstrual
bleeding and anemia I have been suffering from. Iron pills do not seem to be helping in the way that I thought they would. Thank you
to everyone who has posted their own experiences, I don't know if the BSM will help but it gives me something else to try other than surgery.

Posted by Thia on July 25, 2007 7:22 AM

That is correct, Rita - Here is more information that might interest you:

Any search with blackstrap molasses as the key word will find you a lot of information! :)

Posted by Tanya on July 25, 2007 9:15 AM


My mother has got diabetes on the higher side and she has discolouration of the feet which is l inch above the ankle. Does Black Strap Molasses help?

Posted by Margaret on July 26, 2007 2:35 AM

How much black strap molasses would you take a day to help with menstrual cramps?

Posted by Danielle on July 29, 2007 1:58 PM

Hi Danielle,

I take 1 tablespoon every morning and it's completely allevited my cramps. It works!

Posted by Kerry on July 29, 2007 2:31 PM

Ok, After hearing enough about molasses I am starting to use it. Today is my first day(morning) when I am having it in my milk and trust me, it tastes awesome. It is not like Caramel Macchiato but it's close. Although I agree that raw molasses tasted kinda gross.

I do not have any serious illness but I notice grey hair around my temples which is a bit weird because I am only 25. So, we'll see how it goes and I'll keep you fellows posted.

BTW, there is tons of good info on this blog. It looks more like a medical journal :)

Posted by Ozz on July 30, 2007 4:17 AM

I have not tried it. However, my dad did when he was about 60 years old. It took away all the gray hair on his body and returned it to the color it was when he was very young. He took a teaspoonful everyday. I also know it is very high in iron.

Posted by Mark Yokell on July 30, 2007 6:56 AM

Mark, how long did your father take the molasses for his hair color to be restored? Do you know if he had to continue to take molasses to keep his color?

Thanks! Kerry

Posted by Kerry on July 30, 2007 6:55 PM


I think about 5 or 6 months. He did take it everyday and I know he took it directly from a spoon. Ugggh! I tried that and it's pretty strong. I put some in my Cream of Wheat this morning with a little sweet N low. That helped.

Posted by Mark Yokell on July 31, 2007 8:33 AM

Boy..I've been reading about blackstrap molasses for over 3 hours now! First found info on other site while doing a search for something totally different. But after reading info on it on other site, I went to general store to buy envelopes and a snack (granola) and guess what I find misplaced among the granola boxes?!! A bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses!! It was turned backwards and I turned it around and was shocked to see that it was molasses. Not sure what aisle it was from, but there was no other molasses in that aisle. So I (of course) felt it was meant for me to buy it!! (even though I came for envelopes!!) I brought it home, put 1 tablespoon in milk, and boy it is delicious! Tastes like ice cream to me. I'm so glad that I enjoy the way it tastes. I even enjoy it on its own.

So now I get on computer again this evening, and find this site. So now I have 2 new sites to look at with amazing info on natural remedies. Can't wait to see what benefits there are. I think I am feeling more energy even after just a couple of hours. Glad to be here. ((Will go off and read some more :)

Posted by Daphne on August 6, 2007 8:23 PM

where did u find it from i have been searching......but hard luck

Posted by Anonymous on August 7, 2007 4:20 AM

I bought mine at Kroger Supermarkets.

Briar Rabbit Brand

Posted by Mark on August 7, 2007 6:32 AM

For those of you who cannot find BSM, you can buy it direct from BG Foods.

Posted by Mark on August 7, 2007 6:40 AM


I am Rincy and I am 26 year old. I have a grey hair problem. I was searching for the cure and i saw the BSM cures in earthclinic.
I am eager to use it. But in this forum i heard that it bottle(plantation) said '0%' Copper.
Please can any body assure me that BSM cures grey hair? How long does it take to turn the grey hair?
Where can we buy it and which brand is good?

Posted by Rincy on August 7, 2007 9:04 AM

I've been taking 2-3 tsps of BSM for a little over 3 months now and I've not seen any improvement on my gray hairs. The gray's still gray; if anything I think there's more gray than before. Does it take longer than 3 months to see the difference? or does it just not work for me?

Posted by Millie on August 7, 2007 8:59 PM

Hi Jennifer,

Please tell me how long it takes to change the color of gray hair?
Which brand is gud?
In Plantation, as i saw in one says Organic, Unsulfered and it is $8.25.
The other one is Unsulfered and its $3.78
Please teel me which one is gud? i have lots of grey hair and i am just 27.
I want to start this as early as possible. Please let me know if BSM really works for grey hair.

Posted by Anonymous on August 8, 2007 8:23 AM

I've used both the Plantation Blackstrap Organic Unsulpherd and the Plantation Blackstrap Unsulphered. I don't usually buy the organic one since it's not always available. I've been taking 2 tablespoons everyday for 5 months. The grey hair is reducing..not as fast I'd like but I've been greying for over 20 years and I realiz that it's not a quick fix. If grey hair really is due to nutritional deficiencies, then it takes time to correct that. At least that's what I've read. The molasses is working faster for my husband. The back of his head has so much black growing back in. Several people have commented on it. He's takes 1 tablespoon every night and it's been about 3 1/2 months for him. My hair and nails continue to grow like crazy. I recently started taking Brewers Yeast and see if that hastens the color restoration. Ever hopeful!

Posted by Jennifer on August 8, 2007 6:51 PM

We need to see photographic evidence of the people who have seen a reverse in grey hair using molasses... we need the site vendors to add that facility.

Posted by X on August 9, 2007 3:26 AM

Where can I find Black Strap molasses? I have tried GNC health food store.


Posted by Gwen on August 9, 2007 11:11 AM

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks a lot. I have bought BSM unsulphered and also ACV.
I will try my luck.
Do we have to keep them in Refrigerator?

Posted by Anonymous on August 13, 2007 1:56 PM

After reading about BSM for fibroids......I'm sending my daughter to pick up some for me! I rarely leave the house anymore due to heavy bleeding. I have been anemic for 3 years because of a large fibroid and hystorectomy is the option prescribed by the doctor. However, I don't have medical insurance. I was admitted to the hospital on an emergency basis back in March, 07 and had to have a blood transfusion, 10 units total and a 5 day hospital stay. I'm desperate, I will post updates on BSM for my fibroid. I feel so encouraged for the first time in a long while! Thanks everybody for all your posts!

Posted by Linda on August 14, 2007 4:55 PM


You may want to check out for additional natural remedies for fibroids. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous on August 14, 2007 7:56 PM

can any one tell me what is the colour of black strap it dark brown or black..and if possible please let me know how does it taste....

Posted by jane on August 16, 2007 2:19 AM

To all the Indians in India

Who are interested in buying BSM. I might be able to supply it.

Posted by ravi on August 19, 2007 5:35 AM

Hello bro, are u still supplying BSM???

Posted by Sandeep on January 29, 2012 12:37 AM

Hi everyone. To start I am 26 years old and stuggling with weight and anemia. Two years ago I went to the doctor because I was so tired I could barely get out of bed. My relationship with my family and friends was failing and I could not focus at work. My doctor told me I was horribly anemic and sent me to an endocronologist and a hemotologist. Neither one of them could find any reason that I would be anemic. The company I work for was bought out by a new company and I had lost my health insurance. However, 2 years later we have full medical insruance so I went to the doctor for a checkup and had all kinds of blood work done. I received a call today and the nurse tells me that the doctor wants me to go back to the same kinds of doctors that I went to 2 years ago. I told them they were crazy and decided to venture out on my own. I have been reading in awe for the past 4-5 hours all of the benefits of molasses. I have already ordered 2 jugs of it. I know my dad takes a few huge tablespoons full everyday and he is like a big kid... he never has pain or anything and gives blood regularly. So I am gonna give it a try and see how things go... I will write how I am doing soon. Good luck and many wishes to everyone on here!!!! :)

Posted by Kim on August 21, 2007 5:48 PM

hi ravinder

i am interested in buying it I AM FROM INDIA....should i leave my contact number there..or if posible plz give ur contact number...

Posted by mana on August 22, 2007 7:49 AM

hi ravinder me interested in buying it

Posted by rita on August 23, 2007 7:11 AM

Hi Ravinder,

I am interested to buy it.
Please send a mail to me.


Posted by Suresh on August 24, 2007 7:44 AM

Hello everyone,

I am glad to see that there is such an interest in the healing therapies of BSM! Once you take it, you won't believe it! There are so many countless things that it is good for, that even if your not having any health troubles, it's good to PREVENT you from having any in the future!

I have been taking BSM for nearly one year now. I have written many comments all over this blog post in hopes that what I have to say will help someone, and give them more insight as to how BSM is really a miraculous product! I don't care if anybody says anything negatively (truth is, I've only heard one person through this thread, and they hadn't tried the product, they were scared to try it), no negative comments could turn me around from the POSITIVE way my life has turned around. I have lost weight, I feel energetic, I feel great, and BEST of all, I don't bleed unregularly anymore! I have Anemia and I have No more CLOTS! I'm FREE, AT LAST!! But keep in mind, I continue to take it, I haven't stopped taking it!!

Linda & Kim, I have no doubt that this will be the answer for you, I am looking forward to your results! Give it at least 2 weeks of taking it every day, and you'll see the difference!! It's ONLY 2 weeks and you'll forever be grateful you've found this miraculous product! Free yourself like I have!! You owe it to yourself to have the freedom to go shopping without worry, to exercise without worry, to even GET OUT OF THE HOUSE WITHOUT WORRY! Free yourself from the worries of when that next clot is going to pass without you knowing and soaking your pad! You will forever be doing yourself and body a favour!!

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Posted by Tanya on August 24, 2007 11:12 AM

want to buy ..bsm.......where is it found in india????/

Posted by rita on August 25, 2007 11:59 AM

I started to take Blackstrop
Molasses maybe two months ago?? And i just noticed that the celulite was gone from my thighs. (I Lost a lot of weight..30 a size 8. I used to get tiny little facial hairs under my they seemed to have been stunted. I've seen very few coming back.
I'm hoping it will make my hair stronger.
Dwana Horner

Posted by Dwana Horner on August 26, 2007 10:05 AM

i have been taking BSM for about 2 weeks now. i have premature grey hair and would like to see if it will help me reverse it. i will keep you guys posted with the results.

Posted by jj on August 26, 2007 4:53 PM

I prefer Organic Barbados molasses (unsulfured). You can find it in most health stores / co-ops. I started to take it daily once I went vegan. I'm surprised few people take it plain. I love the taste of the stuff - have since I was a kid. I take 2-3 tablespoons daily (morning & afternoon) and it gives a nice energy boost. Plus, I can be assured I'm getting an adequate supply of iron in addition to the iron present in my vegetables.

Posted by Melissa on August 27, 2007 5:51 AM

where is bsm found in india

Posted by Anonymous on August 27, 2007 8:20 AM

just wanted to add that i am from toronto and i bought my BSM from a local health store. the ingredients at the back does not include copper. i don't know if they just did not include it or if it is just obvious that its included. i am going to do a search with others and see if they include copper. i would hate to think that mine does not include any.

Posted by jj on August 27, 2007 2:11 PM

Hi jj,

Even i bought Plantation brand BSM. In that ingredients at the back doesnot include copper. Even iam searching for the BSM with copper. Plz let me know if u come across the BSM with copper. Even i will let u know if i come know abt it.
Even iam taking BSM for grey hair

Posted by Rincy on August 28, 2007 8:17 AM

i went to the health store to check the ingredients of the other BSM brands and none of them (including organic) show copper. I'm just wondering if they are just choosing not to include that in the ingredients. I'll keep everyone posted.

Posted by jj on August 30, 2007 4:32 PM

I just found this site last night. I've always loved Molasses of any kind, inc BSM. I have terrible problems with fibroids and have basically been "laid up" with bleeding difficulties. Gail, I can definitely relate to your embarrasing moment. I started taking Molasses for thew anemia but never kept up with it over a long period of time. I sure will now and will report any progress on the fibroid front, as well as other difficulties. I will be taking ACV too as I just read about it at EarthClinic which put me here at this site. I'm ecstatic to find others with similar problems that have had such great results and Tanya, thanks for keeping up with the posts of your progress. They're inspirational.

Posted by Elizabeth on September 2, 2007 7:44 AM

HI Ravi,

I am from India and want to buy BSM. Plz let me know how can i contact u. My mother has an arthritis problem. I need BSM very urgently. Plz help me.

Posted by rupa on September 4, 2007 10:10 PM


Posted by Anonymous on September 5, 2007 7:11 AM

i've noticed that during the time i was taking BSM i was unable to sleep.

i would be tossing for hours and then (maybe) around 5am would get some rest and when i was awoken (by my son) at around 8 i would still be tired but not so exhausted that i couldn't function normally thru out my day.

i thought it was strange to be able to live on 3 hrs of sleep for about a month so i stopped for one day - and i slept that night!

Just letting you guys know cause there are alot of posts out there that says it helps you sleep.

Posted by jj on September 5, 2007 5:53 PM

BSM also leaves an alkaline ash in the body so if you're suffering from acidosis, it's a great food to eat for pH balance!

Posted by JS on September 5, 2007 8:12 PM

jj's right... it makes it harder to fall asleep if u drink it close to bed time. That's why I always have it first thing in the morning. Those who take BSM regularly for grays...has any of you noticed new gray hairs while other grays start to get darker?

Posted by toni on September 6, 2007 8:37 PM

Just a comment on the copper content of BSM, the 0% is for daily value of the nutrient. This means that the government has not established an amount they consider necessary for this mineral not that the BSM has 0% copper content.

Posted by Joan on September 7, 2007 8:04 AM

Had a liver resection and tumour found to be cancerous. No medicine to be taken and also no chemo done but I have controlled on my diet and have lost more than 10 lbs leaving a skinny body structure. Diet with no meat and dairy products and deep fried foods.Mostly on veg and grains foods. Can I take BSM which I can get it from my organic grocery shop. Pls adv

Posted by IRENE on September 9, 2007 7:58 PM

jj, I too noticed that I could not get to sleep after taking bsm before bed. I wasn't for certain if it was the bsm, but now that you mention it, it just may have been.

Posted by Daphne on September 11, 2007 4:24 PM

hello everyone,
i am writting from india...i am very depressed today..i am suffering from premature greying,this has really ruined my life...i remain depressed all the time much as even suicidal thoughts cm in my mind....when i read this blog..i have got some sought of hope but i reached everywhere in india ...i have not been able to find black strap molasses any where..i dont know what to do.plz help me ...god will bless u.

Posted by manjiri on September 17, 2007 1:48 AM

hello everyone. Thanks for the copper explanation. That makes sense.

I've been sleeping fine now and i am drinking the BMS and sometimes right before bed. I think if you are having trouble sleeping while taking the bms take one day free of it and start again after a good nights sleep.

It really is true (in my experience) that a healthy mental/emotional/spiritual attitude contributes to any of this stuff working.

Since i've been taking BMS (about a month now) i've felt stronger in my body but the premature greys are still there. Not sure if any more greys have showed up but the old ones are still there.

I try not to pay much attention to them that way i can't interfere with the healing.

Posted by jj on September 17, 2007 7:36 AM

To Manjiri,
In India you can find it as gud or Jaggery. Make sure you get the black one not the brown.

BTW, suicidal thoughts for the gray hair is just foolish. Have you ever heard of hair dye ?

Posted by Scorpio on September 18, 2007 3:11 PM

hello scorpio,
first and formost...thank u very much for replying to me.but what i want to know is is black gud same as black strap molasses ,as from what i know molasses is not sweet as gur.
i knw it may sound foolish !grey hair and suicide but it does affect!and it has affected me a lot...

Posted by manjiri on September 19, 2007 1:22 AM

Parents: Introduce your children to molasses while they are young and they will love the taste for life...the younger the better. I grew up with molasses on my pancakes and I still prefer it to maple syrup. I've also used it on my biscuits and on cornbread. Thanks for the other ideas: in a peanut butter sandwich, on ice cream and in chocolate milk. I'm looking forward to the milk shake and smoothy too. Yum! Keep 'em comin'!

Posted by Prytula on September 20, 2007 8:26 AM

Can someone tell me if you can find this at walmart or kroger or where?

Posted by Samantha on September 21, 2007 11:59 AM

can it help with high blood pressure

Posted by Andrew on September 21, 2007 12:20 PM

This is totally amazing!
We have an unbelivable source of "miracle" stuff out there that is minimally processed and works wonders in our health.
This really makes me think about magnesium chloride (check the links or google it) The benefits of this are as awesome as the BSM.

It is worth a look.

I am really impressed with your reports and I can't believe this is not known or suggested by doctors or other professionals in health industry... but of course: the pharmacy industry has no intention to stop making money... sooooo
I would like to ask you if you know the translation of this type of molasses to spanish. I have some family living in Spain and they are familiar with "melaza" the traditional one, but I am not sure about the blackstrap molasses name.
Any idea?
Thanks to all for sharing your experiences and keep reporting your incredible progress with this or any other natural stuff that proves to work!

Posted by Zenity on September 22, 2007 1:49 PM

Re my last post about supplying BSM in India. I only logged in today to see the posts. As there are few people interested I am going to call some suppliers here and see what I can do. As I will be exporting from Australia and post the results hopefully next few days so keep checking.

As for Manjiri I know being an Indian what a great social stigma it is to have grey hair so early. I have kids who have premature greying as well. But you should not feel so depressed as think of people who have greater handicaps and they still lead good life. You can check a website its called and it has great solutions for dyeing hair without it looking red or orange totally naturally. They use indigo with henna and it make the colour totally black and has no chemicals in it. and there are suppliers in india. If you have any questions about that let me kn ow as that is what I use for my daughter instead of hair dyes.
Best wishes

Posted by ravinder on September 23, 2007 1:33 AM

hello ravinder
nice to hear from u.thank u so much 4 the kind words.
i will check the site told by u right now.i just want to be cured of these.what i want to know is are this dyes completly natural..
it will be very good if u r able to export the BSM to india.thats a big hope for me now.thank u once again

Posted by manjiri on September 23, 2007 5:08 AM

hello mrr andrew
u wanted to abt blood pressure na....u know what ...there have been many studies which say that listening to soft instrumental music everyday 4 30 mins can help to control bp
....walking evry day for 30mins also can help...but with prior consultation wwith ur docter

Posted by Anonymous on September 23, 2007 5:17 AM

Marvelous info...I'm going to try BSM, Cayenne and the Acv tomorrow in vegetable juice. So far I have been doing ACV and wanted to say one can take the 'mother ' out of the organic cider vinegar and it will cultivate a whole gallon..I've cultivated two gallons at home.
My grandfather lived to his mid-nineties and enjoyed very good health to the end of his days. He enjoyed his BSM on baked apples for a morning pick me up....aloha

Posted by Snoop on September 23, 2007 11:51 PM

Anyone know the expiration date data on Blackstrap molasses? I bought a bottle years ago, never been opened, but nothing is marked on the bottle. Thanks.

Posted by Sam on September 25, 2007 7:11 AM

I've heard that an unopened bottle will be good for about 1 year. After it's been opened it should last about six months.

Posted by Rachel on September 26, 2007 9:11 AM

dont bother taking it for graying hair.. its completely useless

Posted by amy on September 28, 2007 12:56 AM


....hi ami...would like u ask u how long did u take bsm......will be very grateful if u answer.

Posted by sudhir4 on September 28, 2007 11:05 AM

I tried the BSM in Soy Milk. It's really good. I just started the Vinegar/honey,molasses mixture 2X a day, this week, so haven't seen any big results yet, except that I think I have more energy.

Posted by Ruby on the Mason-Dixon line on September 30, 2007 3:15 PM

I love this website! Just happened to fimd it researching BSM. This is for real I have many testimonies to this God made cane! It heals, I have an amazing book that I will find and post the author. All the real glory to GOD!

Posted by Denise on October 2, 2007 5:23 PM

Hi all i have just been reading all the post some great info on here! I came to the site to check cures for gray hair.... But after reading all the info it has given me hope for many other things that i suffer from, one being horrible periods. I was on birth control to help with bleeding and cramping, but i had to stop taking it b/c of side effects. I am due to have me first period since stopping taking the pill and I am so fearful.. But now after reading all these post I think BSM might be my new cure. I will let you all know what comes of it.

Posted by georgia on October 2, 2007 11:26 PM

Hi all. I just bought my first bottle of Brer Rabbit unsulphured BSM. I am taking it b/c I have something called endometrial hyperplasia and I may be anemic due to the major blood loss over the past couple of years. I just started on Yasmin birth control to help with this, only to discover that the Yasmin is too strong and it has MAJOR side effects, so I am switching to the lower dose, but I still think it's going to be too much for me. Can anyone relate to my situation? I have been weak and tired for the past week and I absolutely hate putting synthetic drugs in my body. If anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it. I will do anything not to have to get on birth control- have not been on it in over 3 years. Thanks to all.

Posted by Jennifer on October 5, 2007 11:25 AM

I've been taking the BSM for about a month (and a half) and i still have the grey hairs but not sure if new ones are popping up. i still notice the ones i always have. i have started taking B-complex too and one thing it has done has given my skin a glow.

It will be very nice to turn my greys back to its original colour but i remind myself that "i'm just happy to have HAIR"!

Keep believing.

Posted by jj on October 5, 2007 2:52 PM

I have been mixing bsm with my morning green tea and it is actually very enjoyable!

Posted by georgia on October 9, 2007 2:51 AM

Does anyone know if its okay for a hypoglycemic to take BSM?

Posted by Sabine on October 10, 2007 10:09 AM

Jennifer, I have to tell you, that I was on the birth control shot for 2 yrs called Depo Provera, and I honestly think is a good portion of why I have anemia now. I have heard of many doctors prescribing birth control pills to their patients in order to decrease the amount of bleeding, but truthfully, there are so many other side effects, it is really not worth it. If I were you, I would truly give BSM a chance before continuing on with the BCP, especially if your already feeling a negative change! You could be doing more harm than good to your body at the moment.
I have had bleeding and clotting problems for years now! And it has only been since the last year of taking BSM where I have felt the best that I have ever!
Take BSM and continue to, and you will flower from it's healings!! I assure you! You owe it to yourself for that chance... for a simple and small daily dose of BSM to feel better, instead of a daily dose of what your body doesn't like to begin with. BSM is natural... Give it a chance! :) If you ever want to discuss it more, or if you have any more questions, etc... feel free to email me:

Elizabeth, I look forward to hearing an update on how you feel! If you'd like to discuss it personally, feel free to email me also. :)

Dixie-Ann, I really like your attitude, I surely hope that it helps you with your back pains! Good luck to you! Looking forward to hearing about any updates you may have! :)

Well wishes to all!

Posted by Tanya on October 10, 2007 10:13 AM

I wanted to share something with all of you on this board that is truly unbelievable. I have premature grey on other parts of my body (other than on my head) and i just noticed that "those" grey hairs are GONE!! I waited to share this for a few days now because i thought surely this couldn't be. It looks like to me that the hairs are more of a very very dark grey colour instead of my natural black but thats fine with me. i wanted to give hope to all of you who are going through the premature grey syndrome.

Posted by Anonymous on October 10, 2007 6:44 PM

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your update. U really showed a ray of light in my life. Even i have premature grey of hair. Can u plz let me know for how long u took BSM. Is any other medication you took along with that. And wht brand of BSM and wht is the quantity? And wht abt the grey hair on head. Are they also gaining the color back? Plz let me know. I will be very thankful for ur answer.

Posted by S on October 10, 2007 10:39 PM

i have been taking BMS for 2 months now. i first started taking the regular BMS (happy home brand) and when that was done started taking the organic one (still using it so it hasn't been long with the organic stuff). By the way, the organic one tastes alot better. i've been taking one tbs each day. i've also started taking vitamin b (about 3 weeks ago i started that). The funny thing is that the grey on my head doesn't seem to be getting better (and i actually saw some new ones where they never were before). I think with the greys on our heads we're always watching it and checking it so that could be slowing down the process. i'm still going to believe that it can work on my scalp-why not!

Posted by Anonymous on October 11, 2007 7:48 AM

Hello ravinder!!! Please let us know ASAP about ur update on exporting BSM to INDIA,i live in bangalore,i have this fibroid :-(,and i wanna get rid of it ASAP..plz reply God Bless u

Posted by Kiran on October 11, 2007 8:17 PM

hello ravinder........where r u....u gave us a ray of hope....of providing bsm in india and disappeared

Posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2007 6:53 AM

i wanted to add this just in case it makes a difference. i wrote in my last post all the things i was taking in the last few months but there were a few things that i didn't think to add.

During the 2 months i've been drinking BMS i did take a candida cleanse (so that was about 30 days). i am also taking flax seed capsules 2 times a day and i stopped drinking sugar in my tea and started using Stevia Extract (i bought a pack at the health store).

I am noticing too that there are new hairs growing in (or at least i'm noticing them now) that are black. Its on my head (which is great) but on my sideburns (not the greatest for being a female) but i am excited.

i'm going to start taking BMS twice a day now so that would be 2 tbl per day.

i really hope this is helping you guys. love to hear about anyone else that saw their hair colour return and how long it took.

Posted by Anonymous on October 13, 2007 3:34 PM

hello ,
can anyone tell me where bsm is found in INDIA?

Posted by RADHA on October 15, 2007 3:02 AM

Hi. I am 50 years old. I have patches of grey hair especially at the top of my head, not so much at the temples or front, and because I wear my hair long to my shoulders, the grey was obvious. So, I began 2Tablespoons of BSM unsulphured. One quart costs about $5.50. I buy it from the health food store. I put the 2 T in my morning coffee with a little milk. Love it.
I have been taking this for 2 months. It will not cover the grey so don't be disappointed. BUT.. I had my mom look at the roots where the patch of grey hair was growing and she saw that at least one quarter inch growing was NOT coming in grey!!!!!!!! It takes time.
Also, my fine hair has body. It is softer than ever. I can't swear yet, but I think my thinning crown is sprouting new hair. Be patient. All good things take time. My hair color is beautiful. Anita I

Posted by anita on October 16, 2007 5:39 AM

Has any experience an increase in farting, that also smeals real bad. I'm
taken 2Tablespoons of BSM unsulphured every day for two weeks now, and do not wish to give it up due to the health benefits. Any suggestions?

Posted by amy on October 18, 2007 3:00 PM

HI Anitha,

R u from India? Even iam from India and recently shifted to US. Iam 25 year old but my 25% of hair is already grey. Especially in the hairline. Iam taking BSM Plantation brand 2 Tbs evyday for more than 2 months. But i have not noticed any change in my hair color. Iam very disoppointed. Do i need to take anythg else with that? plz reply me. I will appreciate your answer. Thanks....

Posted by Sowmya on October 20, 2007 7:12 PM

hi sowmya
i have not taken bsm....but i have read all the mails carefully...u know most of people who have found results have taken it for 4 months atleast so may be u should continue i guess..

Posted by radha on October 22, 2007 3:20 AM

Hi Radha,

I have a sister in India and even she has the same problem. Even iam trying to send her BSM from here but it is very expensive. So looking for some other means. If i find some method to get BSM in India, i will surely let u know. Which place r u from. If u have sugar factories near ur place, u can try asking there if u know anybody. As BSM is the by-product of sugar. Even iam looking for some ppl who know abt sugar factories. I will let u know once i get any information. If possible even u can try and let me know.

Posted by Anonymous on October 22, 2007 10:11 AM

Hi Radha,

I have a sister in India and even she has the same problem. Even iam trying to send her BSM from here but it is very expensive. So looking for some other means. If i find some method to get BSM in India, i will surely let u know. Which place r u from. If u have sugar factories near ur place, u can try asking there if u know anybody. As BSM is the by-product of sugar. Even iam looking for some ppl who know abt sugar factories. I will let u know once i get any information. If possible even u can try and let me know.

Posted by Sowmya on October 22, 2007 10:12 AM

Just a google but:

shows 4 companies making sugar cane Molasses in India. Oddly,

has India as the largest producer of Molasses in the world, you'd think you'd be able find some ;->

Posted by Andy on October 22, 2007 10:53 AM

I am so sorry for disappearing . But I lead such busy lifestyle here.
I am seriously making some enquiries about the prices of BSM and hopefully in next week or so I will be able to provide the information about the price etc and also how can I mail it. Please note it is the best quality as I use the same and it is also tastes better than the other brands.

Thanks for your patience

Posted by ravinder singh on October 22, 2007 10:52 PM

hi sowmya
hi sowmya thank u 4 replying .......i am from mumbai.i tried to find abt sugar cane factories even contacted few of them...but the prob is that they all have molasses but it is sulphured one and they do not refine it therefore it can be only used for animal consumtion.As per as info i have got no where in india they produce unsulphured molasses.
But still i managed to get a thing called kakvi(its a marathi name)it is very similar to molasses...but not molasses.As per as my knowledge bsm is by product of 3rd stage refining of sugarcane juice but this kakvi is i guess byproduct of one is brown in colour but bit molasses sweet too?
kindly reply.

Posted by radha on October 23, 2007 2:48 AM

Hi Radha,

Olz check the links given above. It might help u.
As far as the taste of BSM is concerned, its more like bitter than sweet. But we need to have unsulfured for sure...

Posted by Sowmya on October 23, 2007 9:24 AM

First off I'm always highly skeptical of anything allopathic working.

I have had a period for 3 weeks now. It's not completely heavy, but it's just going and going. Along with the worst cramps ever. I know I have a hormonal imbalance. When I woke up yesterday, my legs were in so much pain I took 5 advil and 2 tylenol and it didn't knock it out. All I could do was sit and cry. I already read this page about BSM and pretty much figured it was not going to work for me.
My husband went out at 11pm last night to get BSM for me because the pain in my legs was not leaving, and I felt weak from the ongoing period.
I am already anemic. I have been my whole life. So I knew I had to be anemic.

I took a tbs of plantation BSM mixed in yogurt. I didn't expect anything to happen.
1/2 an hour later, my leg pains were not as intense. Only down to a slight ache.
An hour later, GONE. I mean GONE. I could not belive this.
I took another tbsp before bed. I always wake up with leg pains, but this morning, it was very minimal. I also wake up tired, and very cranky. Today I woke with little leg pain and not as tired.
Like I said, I'm not a believer in natural things, but BSM has done something in just 2 tbsp.
I'm going to continue on it in hopes it ends my pro-longed period. I will come back and let you know.
I cannot believe how dramatic this has worked. But then again, I must have been seriously deficient in nutrients for such an effect to take place.


Posted by Tia on October 23, 2007 10:59 AM

I was looking for the cause of my last 2 months of heavier periods learned about the fibroids, and found this site. I thought well I will take a Tbsp. of BSM for a month before I go to the doctor just to see if it makes a difference. Happy to report this month MUCH lighter, more like my normal. And everyone is telling me how nice my hair looks. Hubby says less gray.

Posted by T.S. on October 24, 2007 7:14 AM

hi sowmya
thank i very much 4 the reply...i have tried all the links...but not been able to find it here..if u come to know in future do let me know..thank u once again...i am too 25yrs...i know how it feels..but i am just praying..

Posted by radha on October 24, 2007 7:59 AM

I'm back again to report on my use of BSM. It is taking away cramps that PAIN PILLS could not even touch. I was out yesterday and had forgotten my regimen of BSM. I had some cramps come on that had me near crying. I took 5 advil and 2 tylenol. It didn't do a thing for it. I got home and immediately took in 1 tbs of BSM. I swear, almost 5 minutes and those cramps are leaving.

A miracle worker? Well, maybe. I would say that I must be seriously deficient in the nutrients in BSM, and I'm having a dramatic affect as a result of ingesting it.

I'm still having light bleeding. Will report if this changes too.

I'm very happy that this has helped me. For anyone that suffers debilitating cramps, give BSM a try. I was very skeptical.

Posted by Tia on October 25, 2007 2:54 AM

I was so impressed with all the good comments people had to say about blackstrap mollasses that I went and bought my organic blackstrap molasses bottle from Shaws yesterday. It tastes like the devil...but I will try it in milk shakes and coffee like people have advised and share the results after a month. I have a few greys at the front of my head that are starting to bother me a lot.
Btw - For those of you interested in buying a bottle of mollasses please buy it from shaws or regular store only. The organic health food store is selling the same bottle more expensive than shaws.

Posted by Neha Jain on October 29, 2007 6:59 AM

hi neha
ur name sounds shaws there in india tooo....plz reply me

Posted by radha on October 30, 2007 5:41 AM

I just completed a 10-day BSM and lemon juice fast. 1 tbsp of BSM and 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 3 times a day, for 10 days. Aside from the weight loss one might expect from such a fast (approx. 20 lbs) i noticed some other benefits. I have been having chronic nosebleeds lately. It was starting to worry me, actually. Since I started the fast, I have not had one single nosebleed. Also, my hair is rather long and when I brush it out, I usually end up with a pretty good sized clump of hair in the brush. This hair loss has been remarkably reduced by at least 75%, I would say. There is no doubt that I will continue to take at least a tbsp of BSM daily from now on. The way I do it is to take a cup of hot water, put in a tbsp of BSM and a tbsp of lemon juice and mix it up. It makes a very palatable and soothing warm beverage with a unique flavor. I'll have to keep an eye out for reduction in grey hair and report back later.

Posted by Donald David on November 1, 2007 10:08 AM

I have hypo-thyroid. Will BMS and/or ACV help with my condition? or any supplements to recommend?

Posted by Jolin on November 5, 2007 12:20 AM

Its been about a week since I have started to use this, I have not seen any significant results or any yet! But I did find an interesting way of drinking it that makes the taste a lot bearable. Have 2 tbps of blackstrap mollases, with 1tbsp of maple syrup and add lemon juice to taste. Its not only healthy but taste so much better!

Posted by Neha Jain on November 5, 2007 9:47 AM

hello ravinder,
did u manage to find

Posted by manjiri on November 8, 2007 5:48 AM

is anyone takin....bsm in tablet form.....
where is BSM syrup...found in london

Posted by suzi on November 8, 2007 8:53 PM

For those in India and the UK: you may be able to find BSM under the name of "treacle" in your markets. Hope this helps :)

Posted by Savannah on November 11, 2007 11:17 AM

Hey Radha,

I am sorry I dont live in India. But for sure you can get b/s mollasses in India. Molasses is made from sugarcane. Most of the world's sugarcane grows in India. You must be able to find it under a different name. But also try drinking fresh sugarcane juice, that should be very healthy.

Posted by Neha Jain on November 14, 2007 8:24 AM

I have been taking iron supplements twice a day for about 3 or 4 months now due to anemia. My iron levels were at 7. I bought the BSM a while ago but was afraid to start taking it. Today I decided to try it for the first time and am wondering if I should stop taking the iron supplements or not.

Posted by Kim on November 15, 2007 7:31 AM

Sorry about the multiple posts. Don't know why that happened.

Posted by Kim on November 15, 2007 7:32 AM

The other thing I wanted to ask is about the iron percentage. I have plantation unsulphared and it says it has 20% per tbls. Is that enough? I have no clue.

Posted by Kim on November 15, 2007 7:37 AM

dear kim
ur anemic levels r preety low as normal is 12...... to discontinue iron would be a bad continue...taking it...but just take a medical opinion...tell ur doc abt the bsm...and that it is a very rich source of iron as ur doc will know abt ur health status a best.
but what i think is that it should be no prob to take it is a mere supplimentary diet...and medically anemics r asked to take a diet rich in iron apart from tabs .....i hope this helps u ...take care bye

Posted by radha on November 15, 2007 9:00 AM

Thanks and believe it or not, this is only my 2nd day taking it and it definately takes away the tired feeling I seem to get in the afternoon. I just took it and it's like it woke me up. Hopefully I can wean off of the pills eventually.

Posted by Kim on November 16, 2007 10:10 AM

dear kim
just ..check ur blood iron content after a month and then only decide to stop the medication.... only if heamoglobin count is normal.
4 female it is 12-14 and male it ia 14-17

Posted by radha on November 18, 2007 7:17 AM

I have had some heavy, crampy, pro-longed periods.
I'm also anemic, and cannot tolerate iron tablets. I do not think tablets dissolve and work well in the body anyway.

So I purchased the BSM Unsulphered, and the brand name is Plantation.

1 tblsp provides only 20% of the daily recommended amount of iron, so I take 3 tablespoons daily.

I have found that by mixing it in vanilla yogurt, oatmeal, and a mild pudding, masks the taste, since it has a bite to it.

Another thing to watch out for is, if you have constipation issues, you won't after taking a few tablespoons of this stuff!

My energy level definitely improved, as did some of the cramping. I noticed that my period has slowed down.

I'm going to continue this regimen and take it down to 1 tablespoon daily as a maintainance dose.

Good luck everyone. I do believe BSM has excellent benefits.

Posted by Tab on November 22, 2007 2:39 AM

A friend of mine whom is a nurse turned me on to BSM. The reason I started taking it was because she told me that it helps curb grays. I have noticed a significant change in my gray hairs since taking BSM. I take it one swallow daily. Also, I have done research online about BSM and it is noted that it helps with anxiety. I suffer from anxiety from time to time and after taking the molasses, I feel great. It would be a normal part of my daily regimen!

Posted by Charlene Wade on November 22, 2007 6:05 PM

I've been looking at health benefits of BSM online and have been wanting to try it but then i came across an article by T.C.Fry on that doesn't show BSM as anything positive at all,what do others think!?!

Posted by Kevin on November 24, 2007 11:06 PM

have read with interest some of the comments on BSM.

I am fortunate that as a natural strawberry blonde any gray is very hard to see. Neverthe less it is still making its appearance. It seems from the posts have read, many have darker hair. My question: does BSM work equally well on fine curly hair too?

2. For those looking for other ways to take BSM beside just in milk, try molasses pancakes.

The recipe and photos is here

Posted by nora on November 25, 2007 2:12 AM

That article on BSM in has me worried now, Kevin. Now I don't know what to think. And I was thinking that a lot of people say they take it in tea or coffee. Isn't that defeating the purpose when caffeine supposedly stops the iron from being absorbed somehow? Is there anyone who can dispute this article?

Posted by Anonymous on November 25, 2007 5:14 AM

....i would like to correct u.....caffeine will slow or reduce the absorbtion but not stop the absorbtion!

Posted by radha on November 25, 2007 9:02 AM

I can understand anyone who's been taking BSM being worried by the article,as I haven't tried it yet but want to it's disapointing and confusing.I know instinctivly that my immune system needs reactivating.I was hoping that BSM might be an ally to aid me with this as well other things I've been considering like GE-132 and Thymus tapping.

Posted by Anonymous on November 25, 2007 4:17 PM

I can understand anyone who's been taking BSM being worried by the article,as I haven't tried it yet but want to it's disapointing and confusing.I know instinctivly that my immune system needs reactivating.I was hoping that BSM might be an ally to aid me with this as well other things I've been considering like GE-132 and Thymus tapping.

Posted by Kevin on November 25, 2007 4:18 PM

I have been taking BSM since Early NOV (to see whether it could help with my graying hair). What I notice is after I take the BSM, I feel more awake, it feels like just returning from an outdoor walking. I couldn't take it at night, as it make me very awake. So, I just take it during morning. Kim, maybe you can change to take the BSM during morning or early afternoon, and don't take it during evening and night.

Posted by michelle on November 26, 2007 2:12 PM

Hi michelle,

U said that u are taking BSM for graying hair. Can u plz let us know whether gray is reduced? your answer is appreciated

Posted by Sowmya on November 26, 2007 5:08 PM

I don't know yet. I search around to find any supplements or herbs could rejuvanate the hair. I found the BSM. I just put myself to try and see whether it works or not. Maybe I only could tell whether it works or not after few months of consistent intake of BSM. I hope it does. Sure, after few months, I will evaluate my hair whether the BSM work to reduce gray.

Posted by michelle on November 26, 2007 6:13 PM

yup michelle
we all people u r troubled by this prob..of grey air should come together and help each other to find a solution...we should keep each other updated....thats how may be we will be able to find a cure....

Posted by radha on November 27, 2007 9:27 AM

My mom used to mix 1 Tbl BSM with plain yogurt and 1 Tbl Wheat bran. As a kid I thought it was pretty good. I've been dieting lately and I'm afriad I've become iron deficient because I'm bruising so easily. I've decided to try BSM again, because I know it's high in iron. The wheat bran is pretty high in iron too, so I think I'm going to try my mom's concoction for the next few weeks and see how it goes.

Posted by Leesa on November 27, 2007 10:39 AM

Hi, I am taking BSM for the few grey hairs I have recently started getting. I promised to keep writing and sharing any progress or lack of...Well Its been almost a month and so I think I should write. I have not noticed any miracles...I wish that were not true :(
But I have noticed this, my hair have gotten a lot shinier and smoother. I use straighteners to straighten them, and previously it used to take me a lot longer to manage my hair. Now they are a lot silkier and shinier. As for the greys, not sure...
But all is not lost, its only been a month since I have been using this I will write more in January :)

Good luck!

Posted by Neha Jain on November 28, 2007 8:09 AM

i've been using the bms for 3 months now and still haven't seen my grey (or white) hair go back to its natural black.

I wrote previously that on other parts of my body the grey hairs turned black.

I have noticed though that in that area I have gotten new grey hairs.

I was reading on some other forums/posts and there was something mentioned that Loreal has a patent out there for a new product that stops greying hair.

Would love for that to come out.

I'm still continuing the bms-because it is very good for me.

Posted by Anonymous on November 28, 2007 11:46 AM

Hi All!
I Live in india,i was in search of BSM ,here it is not available in any store,can anybody help me? ravinder had told sometime back that he will import it,but no msgs from him since long :-( i got to know that treacle is somewat similar to bsm,but it tastes very sweet like honey,shall i start having it assuming that it vl have the same health benefits.

Posted by Kiran on November 29, 2007 2:54 AM

You can use black strap molasses with an herb called "Bizzy Nut" and let it steep in "Jamsmine" tea. This will give you great benefits.

Posted by Imperial on November 30, 2007 6:38 AM

hi kiran me too searching for it in india(mumbai)...will let u know if at all i find about it!
god bless us

Posted by radha on December 2, 2007 11:29 PM

thanks i am going to give this a try too... :) L

Posted by lotus on December 3, 2007 8:40 AM

hey kiran
where did u buy that treacle from....plz let me know

Posted by radha on December 4, 2007 1:34 AM

Greetings to the Indian Community !
For those of you who are in the US and abroad, perhaps you can contact your Indian consulate in your host country. One of the roles of consulates is to promote business and commercial activity between the host country and consulate country. Your consulate could research Indian sources of Bsm for you and you can share this information with your family and friends in India.

This should not be a problem for your consulate since according to the "wholefoods" website (google black strap molasses for the exact URL), India along with the US, Brazil is a major producer of molasses.

I am going to try the website for Henna.

All the Best,


Posted by Maia on December 4, 2007 1:36 PM

It's great to read all the health benefits of BSM!

My mother used to give it to me everyday as a child for breakfast. A tablespoon of BSM, in a glass of hot milk with a tablespoon of wheatgerm and a tablespoon of brewer's yeast makes an excellent health tonic. I must admit as a child I thought it tasted horrible and quite bitter but used to lub my nose when I drank it.
27 years later and the wonders of BSM are now coming out! Thanks Mom!

Posted by Laura Stadler on December 4, 2007 4:28 PM

I'm in Mumbai, India. I suffer from multiple fibroids and am desperate to get BSM in Mumbai. I'm going to make enquiries in Crawford Market on Friday. Meanwhile I have started having Goa jaggery (dark) melted in hot water every morning. I've just started one week ago. It's the only alternative I have to BSM. If anybody manages to locate a BSM seller in Mumbai kindly let us know. I too will definitely post any information I have here, if I get to it first.

Posted by jemalph on December 4, 2007 8:28 PM

Hi friends
I tried and but I got negative answer from the wholesalers who could give me the product to export it to India. But maybe this will help. Their website is
They say they have someone in India they r supplying their products to and would not deal with any one else. You can even mail order their products. Sorry if I caused any problems. I was trying to help as I have greys too.

Posted by ravinder on December 5, 2007 5:48 AM

I have been taking BSM daily in my coffee. The taste is magnificent, and it really warms me up! About the coffee/iron absorption issue, I also take a multivitamin and eat foods rich in iron, so I doubt coffee would hurt. My last Hgb check clocked at 13, and that was 3 months before I started BSM, and I was drinking way more coffee then, like 4 cups/day. Now I have only one cup per day.

As for the hair, my greys are still grey but I always had one single long grey hair on my upper arm. After taking BSM, it turned yellow, then brown, and is now a brownish black strand! I started making a deep conditioning treatment using BSM mixed with castor oil, olive oil, honey and garlic oil. The results are super soft, shiny hair. A bald spot I had on the temple is starting to fill in, too, plus the shedding has decreased! SO I think BSM is good for hair both internally and externally.

Posted by Savannah on December 5, 2007 6:51 AM

hey everyone at last i have found someone in india who may be able to supply us.
i contacted at the email id from australia provided my ravinder.They replied to me that they have a supplier in india and also gave me add and tel phone number.I contacted that agency but according to her she can order it from australia but minimum order must be of 100 bottles.i am ready to buy max 10 bottles.But if any of u are interested maybe we all can place a joined order.If u are interested do keep me posted .
address odf supplier in india is
Global Heath Supplies
116/4 G-1 Ground floor
Gautam Nagar
New Delhi 110049
India Tel: 91 11 4164 0416
Tel: 91 11 2625 4692
Cell: 91 9911 1267 48
Cell: 91 9810 5905 25

hey guys if u call her.plz keep me posted lets help each other..god bless us.

Posted by radha on December 5, 2007 9:32 PM

Hi Radha!
Thanks for the information,even i can place order for 10 bottles,So now the total order becomes 20,for remaining 80 bottles we will wait for 2 more days for other indians(luking for BSM) to respond else we will request suppliers to send us the 10+10 bottles to our respective addresses.what do you say?let me know meanwhile u can try ordering for sample treacle bottles which is free of charge from giving them your address,its highly viscous and very sweet in taste,now i have stopped having it,becoz i have heard that BSM will be dark brown in color and tastes bitter.waiting for your reply

Posted by Kiran on December 5, 2007 10:19 PM

ya we will do that o....but she may not be able to send only 10+10 as she told me she has to buy in bulk...

Posted by radha on December 6, 2007 12:53 AM

ya we will do that o....but she may not be able to send only 10+10 as she told me she has to buy in bulk...

Posted by radha on December 6, 2007 12:54 AM

Hey Radha, I too would like to place an order of 10 bottles of BSM but I don't want to pay for it online. Is there any other mode of payment?

Posted by jemalph on December 7, 2007 2:57 AM

ya i too cant pay online...may be be we can send a demand draft....u can call an inquire at the numbers..i think it should be ok.try.keep posting

Posted by radha on December 7, 2007 3:53 AM

I`m in China and would like to try Blackstrap Molasses. Please,anyone who knows where I can buy it in China should kindly inform me.

Posted by patricia on December 7, 2007 4:29 AM


Recently I am diagonised with hypothyroid and very low iron storge. ( My Serom ferritine is 3 while the normal range is 15-300, so its very very low.)I was just wondering can I take BSM while I am on thyroid supplement.


Posted by sonika on December 7, 2007 5:07 AM

It is not recommended to take iron tablets / iron rich food sources with calcium sources, e.g. milk or related products, as calcium limits iron absorption. You are much better taking it with juices / vitamin c rich sources.

Posted by Steph on December 9, 2007 2:39 AM

It is not recommended to take iron tablets / iron rich food sources with calcium sources, e.g. milk or related products, as calcium limits iron absorption. You are much better taking it with juices / vitamin c rich sources.

Posted by Steph on December 9, 2007 2:39 AM

Hi Radha,

Me too from India. Thanks a lot for finding BSM in India. Please let me know the cost of one bottle

Posted by Rashmi on December 11, 2007 8:34 PM

hey rashmi i have not called them again will call once in 2-3 days,i had not asked them the prize.i guess if u call up the agency and ask they may tell u the prize.

Posted by Radha on December 12, 2007 1:03 AM

Hi all,
very interesting info about molasses! I want to tell you about this great product I've been taking for a few weeks now which contains a large amount of high quality black strap molasses and I can feel the difference!! The company is called Isagenix. The product is called Ionix supreme and it is packed with good stuff for maximum health benefits. Have a look and let me know if you have any questions. I strongly recommend this nutritional cleansing system for anyone who wants to improve their health at all levels, loose weight and feel more energy and slow down the ageing process! Also, for grey hair, eating selenium rich foods is a big help, and the best source I have found is bresil nuts. They taste great and are high in protein and selenium.
Enjoy the reading and the videos!

Posted by Sylvie on December 12, 2007 3:37 PM

I have been using blackstrap molasses for more than 12 months and it is not working for gray hair at all. I'm 31 years old and 50 percent of my hair is going white.

Posted by annonymous on December 13, 2007 8:17 AM

hello annonymous
i am considering having it 4 hair prob only,so just wanted to know f ur prob is hereditory?will be nice of u if u answer.

Posted by radha on December 13, 2007 10:38 AM

My sister told me about BSM, I buy the Plantation brand, I am familiar with lots of health products as that is what I did for many years but did not know about the benefits of this one. I find it definitely makes hair grow faster and in some cases thicker. It provides essential iron, copper, etc. and I think tastes great. For the price, it is a good product and I take it about 3 times per week, about 1 tbspn per day, sometimes a little more. Perhaps brushing teeth afterwards is a good idea due to sugar content to protect teeth enamel. Thanks to my sister!

Posted by Patricia on December 13, 2007 3:09 PM

I been taking BSM for about 2 weeks,1 tsp a day at first,built up to 3 tsps a day.
So far the white spots on my right thumb nail are still there,not noticed skin,hair or energy improvements.
One strange thing though,Iv'e had a tender lump on my head thats been there for a long time,maybe even years,about a week ago I was stroking my hair and noticed the lump has vanished,now it could be a coincidence but as I say that lumps been there ages and within a week or so of taking BSM I'ts there no longer!?.
As for nails/hair/skin/energy we'll see if in time and increase to 3 tablespoons a day of BSM whether they improve.

Posted by Kevin on December 14, 2007 11:26 PM

Ive heard that B100 vitamins can restore original hair color.

Posted by Hutch on December 21, 2007 10:56 PM

Most premature graying is caused by lack of certain vitamins and minerals due to poor diet.

Posted by Hutch on December 21, 2007 10:59 PM

Has anyone had success with black strap molasses for shrinking UTERINE FIBROIDS? My dr's are telling me i need a hysterectomy, but i want to try something natural first. THanks.

Posted by Jomi on January 15, 2008 8:55 PM

I have been taking BSM for 4 months now and have not noticed any change in the few greys I do have?

Has anyone else had a positive effect related to hair? If so how did you atke it and how often and how much??

I do know however that my hair have become a lot more smooth and silky!

Posted by Neha Jain on February 4, 2008 11:59 AM

I have been taking BSM for 4 months now and have not noticed any change in the few greys I do have?

Has anyone else had a positive effect related to hair? If so how did you atke it and how often and how much??

I do know however that my hair have become a lot more smooth and silky!

Posted by Neha Jain on February 4, 2008 12:00 PM

Jomi,get hold of a book called "Your own perfect medicine" by Martha M Christy.
It's natural,free and may be the answer your looking for...if your open minded enough.
My advice..get the what it say's...don't tell anyone,at least anyone you know,just try it.

God bless.

Posted by Anonymous on February 5, 2008 5:41 AM

Hey Radha !

I called up Global health suppliers and was told the same thing minimum of 100 bottles. I am willing to place an order for 8-10 bottles. I am also told that exact price shall be mailed to those who r willing to order.
So all those in India willing to place an order for BSM please mail your requirement to
..please hurry as the lady has told me that she is going to Australia to make inquiries and if she has enough orders she shall import it.

Posted by Shilpa on February 7, 2008 3:08 AM

hey shilpa
i will mail on this contact as soon as posible

Posted by radha on February 13, 2008 3:28 AM

Hi Shilpa ,
I am from India & interested in buying BSM. Ready to buy 10 bottles...shall mail to the given e-mail id.

Posted by SR on February 14, 2008 10:22 AM

Hi every satisfied user of BSM;

I have been taking BSM 2tbs a day religiously for past 1-month or so..and have hardly noticed any results on the few-grey hair I have :(
can someone tell if its right to just take it direct or some special mixture is to be made? I take Meridien BSM (UK) and hope its the right brand as well...please advice

Posted by Mohit on February 14, 2008 12:13 PM

i have been taking bsm for 7 months but have not noticed any difference. I am taking 2tbspn in warm water in the morning. Am I doing something wrong. please advise

Posted by goopy on February 18, 2008 1:04 PM

Hi, I've just had my first tbsp of BsM in a very long time. I had BsM in a smoothie w/ 1/2 c vanilla soy milk & 1/2 c pineapple juice, 1/3 frozen banana, 2 med frozen strawberries, 1/3 c frozen grapes, 1/3 c frozen blueberries, & 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Scrumptious!! Be creative, and do it your way. I am so happy to have found this website. thanx to all of you for sharing.

Posted by vmarie on February 18, 2008 6:59 PM

Thanks to a google search in November, I found this site. After reading everything here, and at Earthclinic, I gave BSM a try.
I'm so grateful. Three periods later and the severe clotting that kept me confined to bed has stopped. Pica, hair loss, fatigue, and dizziness are gone as well.

I still take the ferrous sulfate as prescribed by my doctor. But I expect he'll take me off next lab work results.

Truly, BSM was a prayer answered.

Posted by gracie on February 22, 2008 5:14 AM

I stopped taking BSM after six months because I did not notice a difference in the color of my hair.

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Posted by phantom010436 on February 25, 2008 4:58 AM

hi all

Whoever wants BSM bottles , please hurry up to confirm your order in the following id.

the lady is leaving for Australia on 1st mar 08.
she is yet to get confirmed order of 100 bottles which shall enable her to import these bottles.
kindly place ur order fast to make it atleast 100 bottles.

Posted by SR on February 26, 2008 8:57 AM

i am hoping that it works. this is my last resort. i have many fibroids. just started taking it on 18 feb.
2 tbsp a day. i think i will increase to 4tbsp per day.
i flood a super plus tampon and pad every 30min for 12hrs straight then it goes to normal for remainder of days.
i hope it works.

Posted by daniellejudith on February 26, 2008 11:56 AM

I started taking BSM about I week ago & I was searching on the website for the benefit of taking BSM, some of the comments I'reading relate to some of my symptoms that I'm having eg, low iron, blood clots from period. I notice since I started taking it I'm not as tired anymore. I take it on my toast in the morning & 1 teaspoon after I mix it in a different jar with a bit of honey & cinnamon powder. Great tasting

Posted by Arlene on March 1, 2008 9:25 AM

I have been taking BSM for a week now, and I thought it was all in my mind that I am feeling better, but, I got on line to find out if any body else tried it and what was it all about. I come to find out that it is all of that and more. I prayed for a quick relief for what I had which was anemia, dizziness, I felt fitigued, I was bleeding for 2 months at one time, In retrospect any longer and I was not going to be able to walk. I was so weak but after taking BSM the next day I felt better and now I have been taking it for a week and thank God he made People talented enough to help people in distress like I was. I have my grandbaby and I couldn't even watch her cause I was so weak and dizzy. I advise anybody and everybody to at least try it and u will see, it works wonders.

Posted by Toni on March 12, 2008 9:58 AM

Is the Goldenbarrel a good brand to buy the BSM???

Posted by Sal on March 17, 2008 10:47 AM

Posting 276. Hi Savannah. Can you give me the measurements for your deep conditioning treatment?

As for the hair...I started making a deep conditioning treatment using BSM mixed with castor oil, olive oil, honey and garlic oil. The results are super soft, shiny hair.

Posted by Heaven on March 17, 2008 3:20 PM

can someone tell me plz plz plz plz plz where can i buy thursday plantation blackstrip molasses from the uk? have tried supermarkets. holland and barrats i think just do the capusule form. please any ideas?..... thankyou!

Posted by heena on March 18, 2008 1:20 PM

Can someone tell me how long does it take to see/feel any results from taking BSM (been taking 1 TBSP in the a.m. for approx. 5 days now--took an extra one yesterday)? I purchased a bottle from the local healthfood store (the brand is "Slow As" Molasses), and I'm still feeling really tired, fatigued, dizzy, etc. Could it be the brand or does it take a while to see results? Please respond. Thanks.

Posted by Melissa on March 19, 2008 12:02 PM

response to post 324
hi mellisa, try increasing your intake e.g. 2 tablespoons a day. that might help. also is your molasses unsulphered, i believe the unsulphered one is very good, hope ive helped, plz keep in touch and let me know how u get on.


Posted by heena on March 21, 2008 6:56 AM

To the India Q's - I have no idea where it could be obtained there, but I think it must be very similar to jaggery, as they are both made from sugar cane and both relatively unrefined. And jaggery is also considered healthful. So maybe jaggery in ginger tea or something similar would be good. Not the same strength perhaps, but probably chemically very similar.

Posted by Diane on March 21, 2008 8:51 PM

Hi, just finished reading all the posts. I have been taking a spoonful morning and night since the middle of Feb. for fibroid bleeding and severe (stay in the bed) cramps. Have had two almost normal periods now with very little in between bleeding (was almost constant) and the cramps are now managable with Advil. Keeping my fingers crossed that this will continue as my other option is surgery. I have had graying hair since high school as is in my family tree. Can't tell anything about if it works for that but who knows with continued use maybe I'll be able to color less often. Also I have noticed that I feel much better with more energy. Probably because of the decreased bleeding and pain that was almost a constant. Everyday knowing that you are going to cramp and feel bad wears you down and this has went on for years for me. But am really heartened by what I have experienced so far with the Blackstrap Molasses. I urge anyone to give it a try. Just be sure to brush your teeth as soon as you take it because it is so sugary and dark it has to do some damage there.

Posted by Tammy on March 30, 2008 6:13 PM

I came across this page while doing some research on anemia.My mom recently had a blood transfusion and is scheduled for a hysterectomy due to blood loss anemia.Her red blood cell count and iron was extremely low. I bought her a bottle of unsulphered blackstrap molasses at a local healthfood/vitamin store.I also bought one for myself and have been taking 2 tbsp.daily for 5 days now.I don't know if it's the power of positive thinking or actually the BSM, but I feel tons of energy.As someone else stated previously, my cravings for sugar packed goodies are gone also.Right now it's still a bit early to know if it's helped my mom but she says she will continue to use it because the testimonials about BSM are incredible.Thanks everyone for sharing your stories and knowledge.

Posted by Christine on April 25, 2008 8:23 AM

Is there a limit on daily intake of BSM? I've been taking 4 TBSP every morning (followed by Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water), but wanted to increase my intake as I haven't had as much energy as I did when I first started using BSM. Also, I'm still feeling a bit dizzy (prior to my cycle and during). Just wanted to know if it was safe to maybe increase my intake. I must say that I did notice that I didn't cramp during my last cycle so the BSM must be doing something positive. Please respond. Thanks.

Posted by Melissa on April 29, 2008 2:22 PM

First off, thanks to everyone for posting such great information on this website. It's ben really helpful knowing that there are other people who are suffering from the same ailments and are looking for alternative methods to cure them.

As of today, I am starting a regimen of BSM and ACV due to a recent diagnosis of a large uterine fibroid. My OB/GYN has recommended a myomectomy due to the size of the fibroid (8 cm - the size of a grapefruit). I am 33 years old and have not had children yet, so I told my doctor that I am going to use surgery as a last resort since she advised that there are no guarantees that surgery will not ruin any chances of having kids.

I scheduled a follow-up appointment for 6 months from now to see if the fibroid is growing and at what rate. I would absolutely love to go to that appointment and be told that the fibroid has gotten smaller.

I also have a lot of grey hair and will hope that the mollasses will assist in that matter, but I am mostly concerned about the fibroid.

I will definitely post again when I have any updates.

Posted by Jen on May 18, 2008 4:50 PM

I've been reading the posts about BSM and I'm very excited about all the success stories. I first read about it on I live in a rural area in the states and have a hard time finding BSM myself. I just did a search on ebay and found it on there. The one I checked out is made by the Amish. There are several others listed also. It does say that they deliver worldwide. Thought this might help the people in India that cant find it there. I'm getting ready to order mine from ebay. Here is the link to the Amish brand...

hope it helps. vickie

Posted by vickie on May 25, 2008 6:18 PM

Hi. I was wondering how long before anyone noticed a difference after taking the BSM. I am also anemic. My levels were so low that I was told I needed a blood transfusion but the hematologist suggested weekly sessions of iron intravenously. Since then, my levels have slightly risen. I started taking BSM a little over a week ago and I have noticed a change in my energy but I still have other symptoms, eg. heavy periods, anxiety,etc. (Just curious if others have experienced what I am experiencing) I was told that the heavy periods were a result of the anemia. The lower the iron count the heavier one bleeds.

Posted by Melissa on May 28, 2008 8:04 AM

Brew it into some beer! A pound or two is a great addition to a nice, heavy stout recipe.


Posted by Chris Dreyer on June 3, 2008 6:39 PM

I have been taking a tablespoonful of molasses in a quarter cup of soymilk every night for over a month. I usually have to dye my hair every month because of the white hair concentrated in my forehead. Lately I have noticed that I have been growing black hair between every other white hair. I am so happy that it is really working for me. Now my daughter and my husband take it with me every night. I noticed that the molasses also improved my vision. I have what is believed to be Age-related macular degeneration symtoms in my right eye. I have a yellowish blurred vision in the center of my sight and the vision is sort of warped. I believe that the molasses either slowed down the degeneration or actually improved my vision. I take organic unsulphered molasses by Wholesome Sweetners which I bought at Whole Foods store. It also improved my anemic condition. I am much less tired since I started taking it. Hopefully, people with the same symtoms that I have will benefit from it.

Posted by Olive on June 5, 2008 8:13 PM

Hi everyone !!
If anybody is having problems with getting organic molasses

I know they ship abroad for reasonable prices.

All the best
Monika x

Posted by Monika on June 15, 2008 1:54 PM

Hi Can anybody tell me how does this BSM tastes? And also the colour?

Posted by Varsha on June 18, 2008 9:58 PM

I posted about three weeks ago. I am happy to report that I went to the Dr. and my complete blood count is now an 11. For those who are trying out blackstrap for the first time, please be patient. Not everybody has the same reaction time as others. It is definitely working for me.

Posted by Melissa on June 19, 2008 8:21 AM

I want to take BSM pills instead of the molasses. Can anybody tell me if the benefits are the same? I tried BSM and I love the results like my hair is soft, thick, grey turns brown and soft skin. I don't like the taste of BSM. Any suggestions.

Posted by Linda on June 19, 2008 8:25 AM

I prefer blackstrap molasses to syrup on my Pancakes and biscuits. Since I have weened myself off of sweets, I only prefer the darkest chocolates, etc. and the blackstrap molasses is just right.

Posted by El on June 22, 2008 1:39 PM

I prefer blackstrap molasses to syrup on my Pancakes and biscuits. Since I have weened myself off of sweets, I only prefer the darkest chocolates, etc. and the blackstrap molasses is just right.

Posted by LaMar on June 22, 2008 1:40 PM

nicola ... I'm afraid that you didn't see results w/in 14 hours. You seem more like your suffering from a mild case of schitzophrenia.

Posted by dick on July 1, 2008 4:58 PM

I put a table spoon of black strap molasses on my hair five minutes ago and its now black!

Posted by suzymcdibbleson on July 1, 2008 5:02 PM

A brand I like is Golden Barrel. You can get it direct at:
It's only $8.00/gallon! Or $2.30/Qt!

Posted by Mike on July 5, 2008 12:23 AM

For those who say their hair is returning back to its natural color from gray or growing back, can they PLEASE SAY WHICH BRAND AND KIND THEY HAVE BEEN USING???

It's not all the same and I have a feeling that has a lot to do with if it works for this or not!! So I do not want to waste time and money using the wrong kind.

Some is made from beets, some from sugar cane, some from boiling, some centrifugal, some organic, some not, etc etc... SO.. please if you have had success with your hair losing its gray, be specific about which Brand you have had success with! Thank you!

Posted by D on July 12, 2008 5:13 AM

Dear All,The Blackstrap Molasses is now available in Delhi!Contact 9810590525 to book orders!!!

Posted by neelu Jaggi on July 24, 2008 3:43 AM

Hi,Iam the prop. of GLOBAL HEALTH SUPPLIES(Delhi).See website for more info. on Organic Blackstrap Molasses from Australia, now available in Delhi.

Posted by neelu jaggi on July 24, 2008 3:50 AM

Does anyone have any experience with the BSM in pill form? Is it as good, and if so how much are you taking? My husband can´t stand the taste. Looking for an alternative. THANK YOU in advance.

Posted by Barbara on August 5, 2008 5:55 AM

I saw both Blackstrap Molasses and Organic Molasses at WholeFoods store the other day. Since I know that the Organic Unsulphered Molasses worked for my hair to grow back black hair, I chose Organic Molasses even though it was $1 more than Blackstrap. The Organic Molasses is made by Wholesome Sweetners. They really worked for me. It took a couple of month to notice the change. You have to be patient. Now taking a tablespoonful of it in my soymilk became a daily ritual for me. Even my 11 year old daughter copies me.

Posted by Olive on August 5, 2008 12:55 PM

Hi, I just recently discovered about blackstrap molasses & want to use it since I have been experiencing fatigue & hair loss for about three yrs now. I can't wait to try it but I am not sure where its made available to purchase. Does anyone know where I can buy it(any specific store names where its often found)? Please let me know! Thanks a bunch :)

Posted by Denise on August 7, 2008 6:24 AM

Deare Denise,
If you are based in india we would love to supply black strap molasses to you.You can visit for further information.We are based in new delhi and are the official distributors of an australian based company called melrose.

Posted by gaurav jaggi on August 12, 2008 10:52 PM

I am a returned commenter, and have enjoyed reading all the wonderful successful stories from the last time that I have posted and returned here. To those who have anemia, or are going through other problems which come from low amounts of iron - When I started taking BSM for my anemia (constant bleeding and clots, weakness, soreness in the back, etc), I saw results within one week of taking BSM. I was still bleeding, but it was lighter, and the clots weren't as frequent or big. Once the 2nd week of taking BSM had completed, it all continued to decrease.. within 3-4 weeks, I was having regular periods again, I felt energized, I didn't have that odd soreness in the back which was being produced from the clots producing or passing, etc.
These were my results, but no matter what, I know it does work, and you owe it to yourself to stick to it and free yourself! Be patient, and you will get results! :)

My Blog:

I am also very happy to hear that out friends from India now have a few choices as to where they can purchase their BSM products from! That is such wonderful news and hope you are now able to reap of it's benefits for yourselves!

I love returning here and continuing to hear all the successful stories! Keep on posting them! =D

Posted by Tanya on August 22, 2008 9:56 AM

What can be done to shrink or get rid of fibroid cysts using BSM?

Posted by Adnyl on August 22, 2008 12:12 PM

Adnyl, I would suggest taking BSM steadily for a few months... slowly increasing your amount daily as much as your comfortable with or simply taking it more often in the day. Once you've done so, continue getting your cysts looked after and hopefully the doctors will see a very noticeable difference in size!

I personally have not heard of BSM being specifically good for fibroid cysts, but the natural benefits for many other things could very well help you nonetheless.

Best wishes to you! Hope it all works out!

Posted by Tanya on August 22, 2008 2:51 PM

Just a bit of info for you. This will help you find out the differences between sulphured and unsulphured.

Sulphur is a preservative whose fumes are used to make sugar cane, which is picked too early, ripen faster so as to have a less bitter taste when making molasses. Unsulphured molasses is extracted from the juice of sun-ripened cane. The juice is then clarified and concentrated.

Generally speaking, when a product says that it is unsulphured, it means that no sulphur/sulphites was added - not that they remove any natural occuring sulphur in a product.

*So just to sum that up, unsulphured is best for us.


Posted by Tanya on August 22, 2008 2:54 PM

Hi,one bottle would cost you rs.700.if u stay in south delhi let me know where exactly you are,so that i can tell u the nearest shop where u can buy black strap molasses.

Posted by neelu jaggi on September 9, 2008 12:34 AM

i've noted down details of shops uv mentioned above.

i might be going to khan market this week so maybe i'll drop in at the shop uv mentioned. lets see...

Posted by jp on September 9, 2008 5:35 AM

I began using black strap molasses because I was told it reduces uterine fibroids, but what i found was it also helped reduce the amount of congestion I had from asthma conditions. I am highly allergic to mold and recently i was in a building the was wet from a roofing leak and had a lot of mold. It took about 20 minutes before I had a severe reaction. I was swelling internally and was unable to breathe. I told the molasses and within 15 minutes, my airway passages opened up. I don't know how it works, I just know that it does and if it weren't for the molasses as a home remedy, i wouldn't be writing this message. It works.

Posted by Leverette on September 10, 2008 11:40 AM

i took the molasses for 2 days and am wondering if i shld have it any more because before i see any benefits i've seen 2 side effects -

this bsm gets u clogged. must be all the iron; not good for me as i'm not anaemic to start with.

that thing about melanin (mentioned at the top of the page) is true as i've noticed a slight darkening of skin. within a half hour of taking bsm.

my skin (dunno if its a universal thing) is kinda reflective of what's inside my stomach. is it the colour of the product or is it the iron again? dunno.

i've applied it to my hair. hair's softer; it works as a cleaner, dunno how...

Posted by jp on September 11, 2008 5:51 AM

hi,u have to take it for atleast 7 days for before your body gets use to it.even if you are not anaemic still it is very good for you.also i have tried other molasses like brer rabbits and plantation.but i feel melrose black strap molasses is far better in terms of results.just want to thank the indian lady who got it over here.

Posted by anjali on September 11, 2008 11:33 PM


i've been meaning to ask this here and maybe its not as stupid as i fear - does anyone know how to make molasses at home from jaggery.

i recall my mother making sweets that required jaggery, which had to be liquefied first with a wee bit of water. the bsm tastes like that melted stuff.

i could try it out but no harm in asking first... does the sugar crystallise and set on top or what? if so after how much time on the hob?

as far as i can tell the only difference between bsm and jaggery is the amount of sugar. take the sugar out and your body is left with the nutrients for other uses than processing the sugar...

however, those wanting to detox should seriously try jaggery. works like magic

Posted by jp on September 12, 2008 10:10 AM

hi anjali!

if you dont mind me asking how long have you used bsm. also have you found that it reverses gray?

this is really good as a mild daily hair conditioner. some people use it like that...

Posted by jp on September 12, 2008 10:20 AM

Hi jp,
Yes i have been using black strap molasses for the past 45 me it works like magic.i am talking about the melrose black strap.dont know about reversing the grey hair thing but yes for the bowel system,inflammation in the joint area and especially skin it really has worked well.i dont have grey hair so cant tell.are you also using melrose blackstrap molasses or some othr brand?

Posted by anjali on September 12, 2008 10:46 PM

hi jp,
surprising tht black strap got you constipated.cause it had the reverse affect on bowel system got better.anyhow if u are getting constipated you could use another product which the same company imports.its called omega mother has been having it in her breakfast every morning,and she says its very good.i havent tried it myself.but this product is available only in steakhouse in jor bagh and modern bazaar in vasant vihar.dont know why not in any other can read about it in

Posted by anjali on September 14, 2008 1:34 AM

hi anjali,

actually i'm taking ayurvedic medicines for my acne. one of the syrups is only to detox and eliminate body waste thoroughly. maybe bsm is hampering that decoction's function, i dont know. like i said the jaggery works very well dunno why this thing causes problems...

it also reflects on the skin on my face and neck when my stomach is upset. but since i've already bought a bottle i'm putting it to use. if not internally i can at least use it externally.

gray hair was the reason i bought bsm anyway. i had a couple which i'd pluck out and the gray then spread out in a little circle. i want to contain it. i've gone herbal now and its the best thing i've done. shampoo and conditioner only once a week, other days just herbs.

lets see if adding molasses addresses the gray hair problem.

Posted by jp on September 14, 2008 3:20 AM

i bought my bsm and also omega fibre from steakhouse in jor bagh.this omega fibre thing is quite a thing in itself.never seen sumthing like this.awesome combination of aloe vera juice powder,slippery elm bark.actually i am allergic to gluten and also didnt want things like kayam churan as it dehydrates.but omega fibre is really problems plus one gets a high dosage of omega3 from flax,and very good for bones(arthritis).also i talked to the owner,mrs jaggis son gaurav on the phone and he told me tht its excellent for women who are pregnant and have constipation.again thanks a lot for telling me

Posted by neyha on September 15, 2008 9:01 AM

ur welcome neyha. do let us know how the bsm works...

Posted by jp on September 17, 2008 3:34 AM

hi jp,
after using melrose blackstrap molasses i have started feeling very energetic.also it worked really well for my bowel system and also for my cramps during my periods.what i noticed was tht my cramps reduced drastically.also my skin has started improving.hows your bsm working?i take my bsm with warm water and also use it as substitute for sugar in my tea

Posted by neyha on September 23, 2008 1:09 AM

hi neyha

each time i try it i get constipated. i try every few days... maybe i'm allergic to it.

but i add it to my hairwash - amla shikakai soya + bsm

nice to hear about your success with bsm. thanks for sharing.

Posted by jp on September 23, 2008 7:15 AM

Do you know if you should stop taking iron supplements if you are taking the BSM??

Posted by Jessica on September 23, 2008 9:57 AM

Hi jp,
yesterday i had some australians over at my place for after finishing my dinner when i opened up my black strap molasses bottle they were amazed!they had been using melrose black strap molasses(they said its a big hit over there)in i asked them whether one could apply it on the head and they said that usually you are suppose to eat it.but some people in australia actually apply it also on their head!i even showed them the website of global healthsupplies and they said that omega fibre is present in almost every house in australia.they said tht they have it every morning with their breakfast.They also said that indians will take some time to understand the benefits,but trust us this lady will soon become a millionare once indians are able to see the benefits.haha.

Posted by anjali on September 28, 2008 12:32 AM


I am residing in Bangalore and came to know abt BSM today ...can anyone plz tell me is it available in bangalore? ... if not how to get it from delhi... Plz help

Posted by Rita on September 29, 2008 4:12 AM


can some one tell where to get BSM in south india shipping it from delhi will cost much..... cant such a great health food should be made available to common man....India being the greatest producer of sugarcane has to import BSM... and more over it is available only in Delhi....Plz guys find a way ... help others...plz

Posted by Help plz on October 18, 2008 10:49 AM

Ok, I want to try this for dark circles under eyes...but right now I only have Brer Rabbit Unsulphered Molasses Full Flavor...NOT the Blackstrap kind...Can I go ahead and start with this until I can get the other or just wait? Will the regular do me any good at all? Thanks for responses!

Posted by Julie on October 23, 2008 8:23 PM


after reading all the comments from the users am really curious about taking BSM. Currently I am living in Hong Kong. I don't know how to ask for this in local shops. Any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks.

Posted by jee on October 25, 2008 2:13 AM

After reading these posts I went out and purchased a bottle of BSM. I initially was looking for a cure for my boyfriend’s dark circles and someone said it worked for under eye dark circles. I have horrible constipation and took two tablespoons prior to bed time the night I bought it. Not to gross anyone out, but the next morning I was on the throne, and have been there ever since. Thank holy goodness. I will continue to take a couple of tablespoons or so a day and post my results. Live long and prosper.

Posted by TMW on October 29, 2008 2:36 PM

To all blackstrap users-please have it in the morning and not night and tht also after going to the bathroom.blackstrap is not meant for night.

Posted by dr.boyle on November 11, 2008 2:57 AM

I am glad to see all the gr8 info.

Dr. Boyle, is there anyway you could clarify your post, maybe give the why...especially the part of using after the bathroom.

What is your first name and where are you from, as I tried a google search, and there are many...

Posted by trakehner on November 11, 2008 2:15 PM

One more add-I work on 3rd shift, and being that coffee is so unhealthy, I was hoping that I could switch to BSM for an energy lift. I did a couple times, andit seemed to help.

The above post made me a bit unsure about the deal, however. Any comments welcome.


Posted by trakehner on November 11, 2008 2:27 PM

Just wanted everyone to know that our new consignment of unsulphured black strap molasses has arrived.So if anyone in india wants to place an order kindly call 9810590525 or mail at can even visit

Posted by neelu jaggi on November 21, 2008 2:36 AM

I've taken bsm before but didn't know that it had all the benenfits I've been reading on this site.
For those who still aren't sure how to take it, here's one idea. Make it like a tea, put 16 oz. of water, two tablespoons on bsm some fresh ginger(small slices)and honey to sweeten. It's very good and the ginger gives it kind of a fruity taste.

I hope this helps.

Posted by Portia on November 23, 2008 2:57 AM

Has BSM helped with anyone’s mood? Here lately I’ve been suffering from panic attacks, anxiety, depression, you name it. This is not me. I’m in my earlier forties and I’ve never had these problems before. It’s like anything can bother me. I did notice that my last cycle was long and heavy. I also have body stiffness and leg cramps. Could being anemic bring on these types of symptoms? And, again, has anyone notice their mood enhancing?

Posted by ~Moni on November 24, 2008 7:15 AM

yes bsm definitely helps with anxiety,depression and also with periods.try it out will definitely help you moni.

Posted by anjali on November 25, 2008 12:04 AM

Thank you Anjali! I purchase some yesterday, and I'm mixing it with almond milk. It taste pretty good. I will definitely keep you posted. Thanks again.

Posted by Moni on November 25, 2008 2:19 PM

Hi moni,good to know that you bought black strap molasses.Do u stay in delhi?I am using melrose blackstrap molasses(australian).Which one did you buy?

Posted by anjali on November 26, 2008 1:27 AM

I live in Maryland (USA). I purchased Platation BSM.

Posted by ~Moni on November 28, 2008 2:45 PM

i am trying to make myself take some daily but honestly i nearly throw up every time! Can u get it in capsule form? Surely something that is so disgusting to taste can't be good for you!

Posted by suzy on December 6, 2008 4:16 PM

I began taking BSM a few days ago and have noticed an increase energy level and softer, fluffier, less oily hair. I am hoping to have relief from menstrual cramps, pains, bloating, numbness (in legs), energy depletion. I will most likely begin my period next week so I will try to post the results.

So far, I've consumed the BSM in oatmeal, warmed milk, coffee, and hot chocolate. I love Steins cane syrup and BsM has a very similar although stronger flavor. I plan to try BsM on toast, biscuits, and oatmeal pancakes.

I also drink 2 tsp of organic ACV with the mother in 4 oz of grape juice 3 x a day. It gives the grape juice a tangy twist. It does wonders for my sinuses and when taken about 30 minutes before meals, it can curb the appetite.

Can someone tell me if they have experienced an increase in the need to urinate while using BsM? It seems that since I have begun taking the BsM, I have had an increase need to urinate. Being that I should begin my period soon and I usually bloat up 1-3 pant sizes, I'm hoping that my recent frequent need to urinate is due to my upcoming menstrual period.

Posted by GG on December 6, 2008 7:37 PM

I've been enjoying 1 tsp of BSM in 1- 1 1/2 c of hot water. It kind of tastes like a weekly sweetened coffee.

Posted by GG on December 8, 2008 5:15 PM

I started taking molasses 2 weeks ago and where I struggled to get out of bed,I now jump out. I can't sleep late anymore!My dry,thin hair has also improved tremendously and I am regular.Don't feel bloated anymore.

Posted by Heinrich on December 15, 2008 6:55 AM


Did anyone from India found BSM under the name "treacle".... Please let me know

Posted by Me myself on December 15, 2008 7:13 AM

please visit if anybody in india wants black strap molasses.our retailers in delhi who sell blackstrap molasses is also mentioned on the site

Posted by neelujaggi on December 17, 2008 6:25 AM

I've been taking the organic BSM by Merridian in the UK for about a month for my grey hair. I've been closely checking the hair which have fallen out and have noticed that several hairs have started to turn white instead of black. Has anyone else had the reverse effect. I am 30yrs old and suffering from premature white hair. Maybe it doesn't work on black asian hair.

Posted by asma on December 21, 2008 11:00 AM

I took Black Strapp Molasses on Thursday, my stomach hurt Friday and am down with really really bad diarrhea this weekend. (I know diarrhea can result from a high level of magnesium.)Still trying to figure if BSM caused this? Any thoughts or experiences?

Posted by ratna on February 8, 2009 8:31 AM

There's a lot of spam here!

Reply to post: 424. ratna said on February 8, 2009:

"I took Black Strapp Molasses on Thursday, my stomach hurt Friday and am down with really really bad diarrhea this weekend. (I know diarrhea can result from a high level of magnesium.)Still trying to figure if BSM caused this? Any thoughts or experiences? "

Ratna, hope you recovered from your bout with diarrhea! Was wondering how much molasses you took? Some of the recommendations here of 2 TBSP twice daily seem like an awful lot to me! (Gosh, I struggle to get down one!). I have had a little diarrhea after taking it(with less than that amount), but I have a fragile problematic digestive system so it's hard for me to tell whether it's down to the molasses. I know when I've taken it in the past (usually 2 teapoons only) it hasn't had any adverse effect.

Also, does this stuff ever expire? I have some really old (years) molasses and I'm not sure if I should be taking it?

Posted by mary on February 17, 2009 7:30 AM pregnancy wife tale

Posted by pregnancy wife tale on February 17, 2009 5:30 PM

I have been using molasses daily for the past twenty five years. I am in my late fifties, have greying hair so hasnt seem to work for me in that area, but people constantly comment on my beautiful hair so maybe it has done some good somehow!I just wanted to say how I take it, a teaspoon in a cup of boiling water. It is easier if you are not used to the taste to take just small amount on teaspoon till you learn to love it and increase slowly. It is also refreshing with a squeeze of lemon in. I drink molasses 3 or 4 times a day and cant cope without it, go into withdrawal Im sure!

Posted by judith on February 25, 2009 12:23 PM

only been on bsm for 3 days, also acv but dont feel much different. still anxious, lightheaded etc. have my period jst now tho. so that might be whats making me feel this way. iam taking 2 tblsps bsm each day and acv after each. will continue to take and hopefully feel better a week or so.

Posted by lindabell on February 28, 2009 7:11 AM

For those in India who can't find BSM but who want to do something about grey hair: black sesame seed is apparently helpful to some. You could give it a try.. as with any remedy.. it takes time.

Posted by Rick on March 9, 2009 11:49 AM


Posted by PATT on March 18, 2009 3:34 AM

to everyone in india.our new shipment of organic blackstrap molasses has arrived.its available in 600gms if anyone is interested,they can mail me or even call me on health supplies

Posted by gaurav jaggi on March 19, 2009 11:46 PM

Hello boss, are still supplying BSM in India. Im living in Mysore, Karnataka; Is there any possibilities for me to get BSM in south India??

Posted by Sandeep on January 29, 2012 12:57 AM

Everyone seems to be mentioning organic unsulphured molasses as something separate from blackstrap molasses. It is possible to get an organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses. Plantation makes one that I found in Key West recently, and for me, it was important that it is in a glass bottle rather than plastic like most of the others. Now my problem is to find this in Toronto!

Posted by Solange on March 20, 2009 6:54 PM

Blackstrap molasses has been promoted as a healthy food for decades. It was in the sugar originally but now when you consume sugar, it must rob your body of the nutrients in the molasses to digest it the sugar. The organic one has more than twice the potassium as the non-organic one.

Posted by Enlightenment on March 21, 2009 6:25 AM

can you please let me know the brands which offers black strap molasses (BSM) in india. I went to medical stores and asked for black strap molasses,as it is the content, they were asking company/brand name... Please suggest...

Posted by yogesh on March 24, 2009 1:08 AM

hi yogesh,we import blackstrap organic molasses from australia.we are based in delhi by the name global health can visit our website to see which all stores supply our blackstrap molasses.if you stay in another state let us know and we can courier number is 9911126748.or you can even mail me.

Posted by gaurav jaggi on March 28, 2009 10:57 PM

I am looking for black strap molasses where can I buy it in Bangalore Pls let me know.

Posted by asma on April 29, 2009 11:16 PM

hi asma,
we dont have a distributor in bangalore rite now but we can definitely send you black strap molasses bottles by bottle of blackstrap molasses(600gms) costs rs.700 plus the courier can email me on or call on 9911126748 for further details

Posted by gaurav jaggi on May 1, 2009 3:47 AM

hi asma,
we dont have a distributor in bangalore rite now but we can definitely send you black strap molasses bottles by bottle of blackstrap molasses(600gms) costs rs.700 plus the courier can email me on or call on 9911126748 for further details

Posted by gaurav jaggi on May 1, 2009 3:48 AM

I eat it drizzled on fresh pineapple, bananas, strawberries,add it to my vinegrette dressing and pour of green leafy salad mix, put it over ice cream....just about anything you can imagine it tastes good on!

Posted by Keri on July 9, 2009 11:29 AM

Do any of you guys have thyroid problems? (hypothyroid, specifically). It strikes me that a lot of the symptoms people describe such as hair loss, constipation, fibroids and so forth as the symptoms of low thyroid activity. Thyroid problems can result from a shortage of selenium, zinc and iodine, and molasses is high in selenium and certain minerals.

Posted by Jill on July 10, 2009 2:07 PM

One way to take blackstrap mollasses is with milk. It takes like a healthy chocolate milkdrink. It satisfies your caving for something sweet and especially your craving for chocolate milk!

Posted by Anonymous on July 13, 2009 4:25 PM

I have only started using blackstrap mollasses and when i went to the chemist they thought it was not sold anymore and had to order it for me.I take it as it is and i enjoy it and i've noticed an improvement in my facial skin.It looks more healthy then ever.I'm still expecting more suprises from it cause my doctro recommende it for my athritis.

Posted by Clarice on July 27, 2009 4:37 AM

does it have to say blackstrap on the jar. i bought some but it doesnt say blackstrap...

Posted by Deborah on August 1, 2009 7:11 PM

HI Guys

I just recently bought organic Blackstrap Molasses its from UK.

Can you guy please tell me would it work with Grey Hair as i m facing premeture grey hair

Posted by Asad Patel on August 10, 2009 8:42 AM

Hi- Can any one tell me where i could find Blackstrap molasses in Bangalore, Karnataka- India.
Any info on the same can mail me to this id..

Posted by Kiran on August 18, 2009 10:01 PM

I take the unsulphured black strap molasses. 1 tbsp at nite on a spoon all by itself...yummmmy!! I am taking it for all its healing factors and remedies...#1.

Posted by Leah Baldwin on September 10, 2009 9:20 PM

I need the best source of the finest quality blackstrap molasses. Does anyone have information. It would be very much appreciated. Thanks, RT Clark

Posted by rt clark on September 13, 2009 4:02 PM

Blackstrap - When used as a wash for distilling your own alcohol will give it a rum taste. Taken in suitably sensible doses - it cures everything - for a while at least.

Posted by Matt on September 19, 2009 11:51 PM

If you are blood type A you will really benefit from BSM. It is medicinal for you. Other blood types will enjoy the benefits too, but for Type A's (who do better on a meat free diet and who are also often anaemic) really excel and feel great eating BSM.

Posted by Claudie on September 25, 2009 3:38 PM

Our new batch of black strap molasses has arrived.Due to the increase in the freight rates and high fluctuations in the australian dollar we are forced to increase the MRP to rs.800.Just to let you know that we still have 8 bottles from the old consignment left(at rs.700).so incase anybody needs it please email me on or call me on +919911126748

Posted by gaurav jaggi on October 10, 2009 5:33 AM

I drank it hot as a child and loved it. I need to get more and drink it instead of coffee because I'm anemic and pregnant...

Posted by Rochelle on October 23, 2009 11:32 AM

Fantastic post guys. I was searching for solutions to reverse grey hair and I found abt BSM. Looks like BSM can solve many more serious problems than the cosmetic issue of grey hair.

I am going to order one soon and check out

Posted by NS on November 15, 2009 3:53 AM

I grew up on Black Strap Molasses as I grew up I grew away from it. Until recently, I went back to it. I have a shake, that I created for myself, that I use it in. Its the unsulfured kind, I bought from Whole Foods. The shake is bland, so I can taste the molasses. I hope it helps with my gray hair. I'm too young to have so many. Any way, I like the shake. Molasses can be used in any food you use sugar with, its a matter of taste. You know, substitute the sugar with the black strap molasses.

Posted by Patricia on November 21, 2009 8:17 PM

Hi Everyone...I just started drinking blackstrap molasses last night...I stirred it into a cup of warm almond milk....mmmmm delish! When I was stirring the smell reminded me of something and I realized it was Mary Jane Candies!! So I went and googled mary janes and the website said the candies are made from molasses and peanut butter...I think I will order the candy too...good luck and good health to everyone...

Posted by Cinnamon on November 28, 2009 11:35 AM


I am desperately trying to get rid of premature greying. I am only 28 and have been experiencing grey hair since the past 4 yrs. I am very depressed as nothing seemed to help except for coloring my hair. My hair has now become badly damaged and is thinning due to my constant coloring. I have just found out abt blackstrap molasses. This has brought a speack ofhope to my prob. Please do share if this has helped anyone get rid of grey hairs?

All replies will be GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks :)

Posted by mushi on December 7, 2009 5:00 AM

A really delicious way to enjoy a cup of BSM is a tablespoon of BSM, a heaped teaspoon of raw honey, hot water, cream and cinnamon to taste.

Posted by Nicole on December 8, 2009 7:25 AM

what is molasses called in marathi??
any idea?? anybody??

Posted by aditya on December 9, 2009 3:47 AM

I have been taking 2 table spoons nearly everyday of BM for 3 years now. It is hard to say whether it has effected the greying effect. I was starting to grey just before I began and now I would think have just slightly more grey-after 3 years that is. Whether it has had an effect I don't know. Would I have had a lot more if I never took it? I can safely say it hasn't reversed the greying process but it may have slowed down its progress.

Posted by bubbs on December 13, 2009 5:42 AM

I hear that the copper in unsulphured blackstrap molasses works wonders for our hair. My question is, do ALL brands of unsulphured blackstrap molasses contain the same Daily Value of copper? I ask this because some brands do not list copper at all in the nutrition facts and one brand lists copper as having 0% DV. So what's the story? Can anyone help make sense of this?

Posted by Lou on January 27, 2010 11:44 PM

3 Tbsp. almond or olive oil
1 Tbsp. blackstrap molasses
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. aloe gel

Mix together. Apply to dry hair. Cover hair with plastic shower cap and a warmed towel. Leave on 30 minutes. Rinse out with warm water, finishing with brief tepid water. Air dry.

Posted by Alice on January 30, 2010 9:26 AM

Hey! Being a southern boy, I ALWAYS liked Molasses Butter w/ Biscuits and ESPECIALLY Cornbread!! Just mash a coupla Tbl-Spoons of Molasses w/ softened butter for a YUMMY alternative to Honey Butter!!

Posted by Bonner on January 31, 2010 9:38 PM

Hi all,

I am suffering from loss of pigmentation in hair... and am desperate to re-instate it...

i am so glad I fund this site!!!

I am keen on trying BSM... but i have on little query... Mostly at local stores we get hard black gur.. which doesnt seem like it can be stirred in milk or other drinks...

Whre do you people get the soft BSM from... and is consuming the black hard BSM... known in India as Jaggery equally beneficial??

Posted by Divya SIngh on February 3, 2010 9:49 AM

I'm going to try mixing mine with butter. I bet it tastes good!

Posted by Jennifer on February 3, 2010 8:41 PM

I hope people in India and elsewhere realize that Blackstrap molasses differs from jaggery, gurd, etc.

Blackstrap molasses is NOT the same thing as gurd or jaggery. They share some similarities, but BSM is the residue leftover from the sugar-extraction process. It is basically the nearly black in color concentrated syrup remaining in the bottom of the vat AFTER the sugar crystals have been removed during the boiling and processing of the sugarcane juice. Blackstrap molasses is usually a thick, blackish syrup, though it can be formed into dried crystals. But it contains virtually no refined sugar crystals, as these have been removed during the extraction process.

Whereas jaggery, gurd (and other variations) are a concentrated product of boiling the sugarcane juice WITHOUT separation of the molasses. In other words, jaggery contains both molasses AND sugar crystals, and is processed into solidified chunks that contain about 20% moisture.

So, the BSM has a higher concentration of minerals and other byproducts leftover from the sugar-making process. That's what gives it such sought-after health properties. But it also explains why it tastes so strong, or, why it doesn't taste very "sweet," because virtually all sugar has been removed.

Posted by Eric on February 10, 2010 11:25 PM

Hi! I just started with the BSM yesterday,I discovered it off of the site earth,wonderful site by the way ;) I am praying that it helps me w/ alot of my health issues...mostly the pain I experience everyday all day. I have severe chronic pain from fibromyalgia & chronic fatigue, I have alot of headaches & an extreme amount of soreness all over body & stiffness,especially in my neck & back that radiates down my arms, hands & fingers & my legs. I also have irritable bowel w/ chronic constipation, extreme fatigue w/ hardly any energy. I could go on and on....needless to say I'm a mess.I just turned 38 & have had chronic pain & stomach & female problems pretty much my whole life, mostly since the age of 16 when I was in a near fatal car accident that broke my neck, shifted my spine about 2 in. & my head hit the windshield, breaking it & leaving a goose egg sized hematoma on the side of my head at my temple area.I haven't tried downing the BSM by the spoonful cuz I don't feel I can stomach it, I tried a tbsp in a cup of coffee yesterday & it was a bit strong for me but today I tried putting it in a large glass of hot milk with Hershey syrup w/ 1 tbsp BSM and this def. seems to be the way to go for me! Not so strong & bitter & alot more palatable =)more like hot chocolate! I have done lots & lots of reading & research on BSM over the past few days & am very hopeful that this will give me some much needed relief to some of my health issues as it has to so many others that I've read about! God Bless all those suffering as I am & good luck in your quests for relief & better health.

Posted by Angel on February 14, 2010 12:41 PM

The best way to eat black strap molasses is to keep it in the fridge to thicken it. Then just dip a table knife into it and spread it onto a slice of whole grain bread. Black strap molasses & the wheat germ bread make you live so long . . . .

Posted by Leo on February 17, 2010 9:24 AM

The BSM on Sprouted Whole Grain Bread sounds good. (like Marmite on sprouted whole grain bread), although I prefer to just take BSM straight in a tbsp. I just donated blood, so I took 2 tbsp of it. A few weeks ago I took a tbsp of BSM so my iron was actually high when I donated blood. I've tried adding it to oats and cafe-lib/krakus or herbal tea though I don't like it as a sweetener. "Silk for Coffee" and honey is better in cafe-lib/krakus.

It sounds like taking BSM is better than a pure "liquid iron" supplement b/c of the other minerals in BSM and the welcomed lack of refined sugar.

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Posted by ping on August 29, 2012 3:48 AM

I get organic blackstrap molasses at Whole Foods and put it in my coffee every morning. I believe it is helping my baldness.

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Black strap molasses does work for anemia and darkening hair. I use the molasses for anemia. I feel much better after taking it.I found the organic kind at my local health food store for about $3.00 or so. Lasted me for a few months.

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