Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Blackstrap Molasses...a Powerful Cleanser?

I quite by accident came across a site yesterday, earthclinic.com and stumbled upon a thread on blackstrap molasses and was amazed at the testimonials there for this seemingly innocuous syrupy liquid.

Being from the South, I remember molasses as being a condiment my mother used on her homemade biscuits. Quite delicious actually. A very unique taste from honey biscuits or butter biscuits. But yummy of course with butter too!

So I was quite surprised to read about all of the amazing health benefits of molasses. Blackstrap molasses (preferably unsulphured) is rich in minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium. The iron alone can give you energy better than a cup of coffee. Much of what we think is lack of energy is a deficiency in iron and many of us are bordering on anemic and don't even know it.

Well, went to the store yesterday afternoon for a package of shipping envelopes and what do I find misplaced in an aisle of granola? A lone bottle of Brer Rabbit molasses! Obviously in the wrong aisle I took this as a sign that I was supposed to purchase this little bottle of molasses. So I took it (bought it first :) and brought it home. I decided to experiment with it in a cup (plus) of milk. Put 1 tablespoonful in milk and I must say it tasted absolutely delicious! Like a milk shake or melted ice cream. I also put about a tablespoon in a cup of Bigelow peach green tea later that evening. Mmmm. A nice treat.

Well, if it hadn't happened to me, I wouldn't have believed it, but wouldn't you know that not even 2 hours later that molasses/milk combo went through me like a waterfall? One minute in next minute "out"! and I mean out! No details here, but suffice it to say that I think that combo is a magic cleanser if I ever witnessed one! I don't think that Master Cleanse salt cleanse has anything on this!

Enough said...and on to more pleasantries...

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You may be there for hours...


Nothing but the truth! said...

I don't know about "powerful cleanser", but I can personally attest to the fact that one teaspoon of unsulphured blackstrap molasses dissolved in a cup of hot water daily has completely cured episodes of annoying and painful leg cramps I had experienced for years! This remedy was suggested by a knowledgeable health-store employee and confirmed by me by research.

Sum said...

Yeah I read it has to be specifically blackstrap molasses, unsulphured for it to have the health benefits.