I found this great article about blackstrap molasses..and want to share it with you! This is an excerpt from a newsletter I recieve called "The Alternative Daily" written by Tanya Mead
I will be buying this marvelous elixir. I remember as a child how my dad would tell us this was a great 'spring tonic'..Well, I sure need this tonic for a few
of the 8 a ailments listed...
What do you think when you hear the word "molasses," slowly moving, syrupy-sweet brown liquid? Holiday gingerbread, or a rich dessert? Do you think of molasses as a natural healihg tonic? Most people don't.
Blackstrap molasses is what's left over when sugar cane is processed into refined sugar. This substance, syrupy-sweet as it is, is actually healthy and has some pretty astounding nutritional properties.
It contains a wealth of minerals, including calcium, copper, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium and selenium..also a source of vitamin
B6. Traditionally , blackstrap molasses has been used as an all-purpose health tonic, used by many families for a wide array of ailments. Many of those uses make sense today ! (
The following are eight ailments that could be benefitted by the use of blackstrap molasses.
#1. INFLAMMATION eating
(or drinking) a bit of molasses now and then can help to keep chronic inflammation at bay..
#2. ARTHRITIS PAIN It can help relieve
aching joints by reducing swelling and inflamation, it's mineral content helps to nourish bones and tissues. A tablespoon of black strap molasses in a glass of water (or a smoothie) each day may help arthritis sufferers experience less pain.
#3. IRON DEFICIENCY it is high in iron and herefore, can be a great supplement for anyone who has issues with iron defciency. Make sure to talk to your
health professional before using blackstrap molasses to remedy your iron levels.
#4 MENSTRUAL MOOD SWINGS AND PAIN The mineral content
in blackstrap molasses can decrease mentrual cramp pain.
#5 CONSTIPATION "oh what a relief it can be !" When your magnesium
levels are low, constipation may result. Blackstrap molasses may help ease constipation, largely because of the high content of magnesium. It is also soothing to the stomach, and its alkaline nature can help to improve bowel movements over time..including
acne and escema
#6 SKIN CONDITIONS INCLUDNG ACNE AND ECZEMA
Using blackstrap molasses
as a facewash or facemask can help soften and exfoliate your skin. It contains lactic acid, it may hel to heal breakouts and improve symptoms of rosacea, eczema and more.
#7 DRY, GRAYING OR THINNING HAIR
Used as a hair mask blackstrap molasses may reduce hair loss. The wealth of minerals in this
substance can improve hair health. Used as a hair mask it may help to fosten your hair and infuse it with moisture., It contains copper, whichs key to procucing hair pigment.
#8 ADD AND ADHD If magnesium and calcium balance is off in your body you may experience mental symtoms such as mood swing, irritability or hyperactivity. The magnesium found in blacksrap molasses as
well as its other minersl and B-vitamins, may help to balance moods, sand sharpen your focus and felieve ADD or ADHD symptoms.
How to eat blackstrap molasses
First of all, make sure you purchase high-quality 100 percent blackstrap molasses.
You can use it in place of sugar in any baking and dessert recipes — just be ready for a richer flavor! Or, you can add a teaspoon to teas, smoothies or a mug of hot water. Blackstrap molasses is also great in sauces, glazes, and even salad dressings.
Use your culinary imagination!
I found this information very useful, hope you do too...remember,
'This is the day the
Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it"
To your good health, Geri