First of all, let’s look at the definition of blackstrap molasses – blackstrap is just one type of molasses which is the dark liquid byproduct of the process of refining sugar cane into table sugar, being made from the third boiling of the sugar syrup. It is the concentrated byproduct left over after the sugar’s sucrose has been crystallized. It is an extremely rich source of vitamins and minerals. Blackstrap Molasses is found in good supermarkets and health food stores. Get the best quality available and make sure it’s without sulphur. Store the bottle in the refrigerator once it’s opened or a cool, dry place and it should keep for a good six months. Many people have been helped with their arthritis pain by taking one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses either by itself or dissolved in a cup of warm water. People start the day with this and maybe another dose either during the day, if necessary, or at night. Please remember this is a form of sugar and you should clean your teeth afterwards or risk tooth decay! Arthritis sufferers often take this natural remedy instead of a pain killer, and why not, if it works for you! You can experiment with this – if it isn’t working well enough, then take two tablespoons instead of one, but one tablespoon seems to work for most people. Another tip about taking the molasses. If you have a hard time getting it down, then help yourself by adding orange or apple juice, even lemon juice. The main thing is that you take it so it’s up to you to make it as pleasant as you can…
Another use is to dissolve a tablespoon in warm water and soak sore fingers, hands, wrists or feet to relief arthritis pain. People with fibromyalgia or carpal tunnel syndrome could also benefit from this.
As you have read above, blackstrap molasses is very rich in vitamins and minerals so it can help with many ailments – here are a few:
Canker sores: put it directly on the canker sore for almost immediate relief.
Constipation: Use a couple of tablespoons – it’s a great laxative .
Energy: People report that they have much more energy and helps sugar cravings.
Acid Reflux: results are within days of first taking it.
Anemia: Blackstrap molasses is good as it contains so much iron – in fact it contains more iron than nine eggs!
Hair: Brings back the shine and apparently can even reverse graying hair.
From the above you can see that blackstrap molasses can be a great benefit for your health. It’s easy to find in your supermarket or health food store and is a wonderful natural pain reliever especially for arthritis.