- Microbes & Molasses
- Magical Molasses: Part II
- Incorporating Molasses Into Your Watering/Feeding Schedule:
- Using Molasses As A Foliar Spray:
- Making Nutrient Teas And Composting With Molasses:
- Home Gardener Recipe
- Molasses Feeds Micro-Organisms
- More Gardening Recipes
- Sweet Weed Control
- Minimal Costs
- Molasses And Cannabis: Taking Your Soil To The Next Level
- MOLASSES: FEEDING THE SOIL
- THE OTHER BENEFITS OF MOLASSES
- ADVANTAGE OF MOLASSES OVER BRANDED SUPPLEMENTS
- WHAT EXACTLY IS MOLASSES?
- USING MOLASSES WITH YOUR CANNABIS
- MOLASSES AND COMPOST TEA
- Molasses As Fertilizer: Information On Feeding Plants With Molasses
- What is Molasses?
- Feeding Plants with Molasses
- Types of Molasses Fertilizer
- Pest-Free Gardens
- Horticulture Liquid Molasses (275 gal. tote)
- Video of The Day
- 16 Impressive Benefits of Molasses
- Nutritional Value of Molasses
- Health Benefits of Molasses
- Antioxidant Properties
- Alleviates Menstrual Cramps
- Manages Weight
- Treats Constipation
- Keeps Bones Healthy
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
- Manages Diabetes
- Prevents Hypokalemia
- Relieves Acne
- Speeds up Healing
- Increases Red Blood Cell Formation
- Maintains Hemoglobin Levels
- Promotes Growth
- Maintains Healthy Nervous System
- Prevents Headache & Fatigue
- Hair Care
- Heaven Awaits
Microbes & Molasses
Micro-organisms (Microbes) are microscopic, unicellular organisms that are the oldest form of life on earth, with fossils dating back to more than 3 billion years ago. There are millions of microbial species, which are divided into six major types: Bacteria, Archaea, Protozoa, Fungi, Viruses, and Microbial Mergers. While some microbes are harmful, most are beneficial, and are essential components in all ecosystems. Without them, we couldn’t breathe or digest food, waste couldn’t decay, and plants couldn’t grow.
Microbes are extraordinarily diverse and play a vital role in developing, supporting, and maintaining life. They can be tolerant of extreme environmental conditions, such as freezing/boiling temperatures, low oxygen & water levels, and high salt content. They can also be very sensitive to change, being affected by slight environmental fluctuations.
Soil micro-organisms are responsible for the formation of soil, the conversion/transfer of nutrients (e.g. Nitrogen fixation), the decomposition of organic matter, the degradation of pesticides and other chemicals, and the suppression of pathogens. Over the course of their life cycle, they will add organic matter and micronutrients to the soil, improving it and the plant’s nutrient uptake. The more diverse and populated your microbiome/growing medium is with beneficial microbes, the better. Each species of microbe provides its own type of benefit, making it important to have a wide variety. For indoor gardens, it is important for the growing medium to be rich in microbes, or the plants will not reach their full potential, as microbes are abundant in natural ecosystems.
Roots are a plant’s foundation, and it is important to maintain a healthy foundation for the entirety of the plant’s life cycle. Cultivating a suitable environment for microorganisms to thrive in encourages healthy, vigorous growth, as well as bountiful yields. Healthy roots equals healthy plants (And buds!). Utilizing microbes also protects the media from pathogens, which may be crucial in the defense and cure of a disease or infection.
Molasses, a highly viscous by-product of sugar refinement, is a great supplement for improving your garden. Molasses is rich in both micro- and macro- nutrients, is a great source of carbohydrates for soil microbes, and subsequently boosts the structure and moisture retention of the medium, and encourages growth of beneficial organisms. Molasses also aids in the reduction of salt build up, which is a common cause of nutritional problems, and is a useful insect repellent. While microbes thrive on the sugars in molasses, ingesting molasses for an insect is imminent death (Excluding Sugar Ants and Bees).
Not all molasses is the same, however. Some are made to a lesser quality, and may contain preservatives and other chemical additives that are unwanted in the garden. There are two types of molasses: Sulphured and Unsulphured. While both of types do contain sulphur, the major distinction is that sulphured molasses contains sulphur dioxide, which acts as a preservative and anti-microbial substance. This means that sulphured molasses will actually kill the microbes you are trying to feed. So make sure that you only use unsulphured, organic molasses. There are three grades of molasses, from lighter to darker: mild (a.k.a Barbados), dark, and blackstrap. Blackstrap molasses is preferred for its higher mineral and vitamin content. Blackstrap is high in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and micronutrients.
There are multiple ways to incorporate molasses into your garden. It is often used as part of a regular feeding schedule, in foliar sprays, composts and compost teas, and during soil preparation. Dosage is determined by personal experience: Each garden and plant is different, some may prefer a larger or smaller dosage depending on their environment, health, size, and age/stage. To be safe, using a starting point of 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of molasses per gallon (3.8 liter) of water for feedings is a good rule of thumb. It is recommended to increase molasses dosage as the flower stage progresses, as the plant will require more potassium. Using small dosages will help prevent any unnecessary risks such as stress or nutrient burn, and allow you to correctly determine a favorable future dosage. For use as an insecticidal foliar spray, 1 teaspoon (5ml) per gallon is recommended.*Mix molasses in lukewarm water before adding to reservoir, bucket, or spray bottle to allow it to fully dissolve.
There’s also Dry molasses, which isn’t actually dried molasses – It’s a grain residue carrier that has been drenched in liquid molasses. Dry molasses contains more sugar than liquid molasses, but can’t be mixed into water. It’s recommended to apply 1 lbs. of dried molasses per 50 sq. ft.
The benefits of molasses will be most noticed during the flowering period. Molasses can also be added/combined with other organic liquid fertilizers and sprays, such as compost teas, kelp, alfalfa, and milk. It is also safe to use molasses at the same time as nutrient feeds, however it may subsequently cause fluctuation in soil pH, so it is important to remember to check run-off pH. Using molasses on just-water days or during a flush is also beneficial.
For the outdoor grower, it’s important to note that molasses is commonly used by hunters to attract game, so be aware of your local wildlife, or they may end up eating your crop!
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Magical Molasses: Part II
Molasses can be easily applied as a soil amendment and pesticide, whether you have just a few plants in your yard, or acres of crops.
Molasses is not applied to Cannabis gardens as a nutrient, but rather as a supplement that provides vital micro-nutrients, enabling microbial life in your soil to flourish and thrive. Either on its own, or applied in conjunction with other supplements and nutrient solutions, molasses is one of the most prevalent gardening additives – whether destined for small pot gardens or major commercial crops. Advantages of using molasses over high-fructose corn syrup or other forms of sugar include the presence of trace minerals, as well as its chelating and pest-controlling properties.
Various Methods Of Applying Molasses To Cannabis Plants
Molasses can be combined with a regular nute schedule, mixed into teas or foliar sprays or watered into a large growing plot before seeds or clones are planted. Growers may choose between adding molasses to water – either during flushing periods or in combination with scheduled nutes – and watering the plants with this solution, or applying it as a foliar spray. Other options include the use of molasses as a soil supplement by preparing your plot in advance or mixing the syrup into nutrient teas or compost.
Incorporating Molasses Into Your Watering/Feeding Schedule:
A typical dosage is to dissolve between one and two tablespoons of molasses per gallon of lukewarm water – cold water is not recommended, as lower temperatures make it more difficult to thoroughly dissolve the viscous syrup. If you are not certain how much to use, begin with only one or two teaspoons per gallon, increasing your dosage as the plant progresses. This prevents plant stress and the occurrence of nutrient burn-like symptoms in the early weeks of the veg phase. As plants generally require more potassium during the flowering phase, it makes sense to gradually increase the dosage once the plant has settled into its final stage of life.
Animal-grade molasses can be used on large farms
This solution is most commonly fed to Cannabis plants in the final stages of flowering, although many gardeners employ a blackstrap solution from early in the vegetation stage, all the way through to harvesting. Before the plants enter the ground, watering the helpful carbs and micro-nutrients into your chosen plot is a good way to condition the soil and prepare it for nurturing your babies. When growing outdoors, note that molasses is an old hunter’s stand-by that is used to attract – not repel – deer. Rodents, bear, moose or wild hogs may also be enticed, depending upon the wild animal population in your area.
Many growers are convinced that the syrup boosts trichome production. However, because the main benefits of molasses result from its soil-conditioning properties, a low-yet-regular dose is often adopted in organics gardens, from veg through flower. Up to one tablespoon (about fifteen mL) per gallon of water is acceptable for regular usage; some experts suggest that sporadic applications can be dosed as high as two tablespoons per gallon, especially during the flowering period. Be forewarned, though, that applying too much molasses to marijuana can cause iron toxicity, calcium lockout and other issues. Overdosing may also cause the taste of molasses to overtake the intrinsic flavor of certain strains, or result in a rotting and terrible-smelling grow room.
Some growers use molasses on their just-water days, or only during flushing periods, as combining new additives to scheduled, measured commercial nutes may cause unexpected pH fluctuations or other problems. Many veteran Cannabis growers insist that flushing should be done with water only – even if your flushing products are ‘organic’ – to preserve the inherent flavor of each strain and ensure that it dries, cures and smokes properly. However, molasses is a safe additive for the flushing phase and may actually assist the soil in this capacity.
Using Molasses As A Foliar Spray:
Foliar feeding – finely misting the leaves of plants – has several advantages. Firstly, feeding and pest control can be handled simultaneously. Also, dosage is usually lower, extending longevity and cost-efficiency of supplements. Finally, plants grown in high-humidity or poorly-draining areas can still be nourished and protected without unnecessarily saturating the soil.
Diluting your solution to half-strength or less is a good way to approach foliar spraying; this allows some supplement through to the plants, while maintaining caution and helping to prevent overdosing. One teaspoon of molasses dissolved into a gallon of water, sprayed onto the underside of the leaves will gently nourish the plants, while protecting against pathogens and other pests. (Only spray cooled-off plants and let them dry before turning the lights back on.) You can experiment with dosages, as certain strains are less sensitive than others; however, it is not a good idea to spray heavily-flowering plants, as this can lead to mold, mildew and other issues.
When creating your own sprays, remember to protect the feeding ratio between beneficial fungi and aerobic bacteria. Some gardeners add additional ingredients to their sprays, such as compost, spirulina, cocoa powder or orange oil. One example of a tried-and-true recipe for a foliar spray is as follows:
1 teaspoon molasses
5 or 6 large cloves garlic
1 teaspoon fish emulsion
1 gallon water
*Liquefy garlic in blender; strain out solids – should yield about one teaspoon juice
*Add molasses, garlic juice, fish emulsion to gallon of water
*Mix well and spray plants as needed; do not store solution for later use
When purchasing a bottle of blackstrap, check the ingredient list to determine its levels of carbohydrates, potassium, iron and vitamin B. It is generally not a good idea to switch brands if you run out mid-grow, as mineral content varies widely between brands and this sudden change may shock or stress the plants, leading to various incarnations of nutrient lock-out. If you can only find the types containing higher sodium, calcium and magnesium levels, it may be safer to start at much smaller doses than with your former brand.
Worm castings are a nutrient-rich ingredient in many DIY compost teas
Making Nutrient Teas And Composting With Molasses:
Some gardeners prefer to make compost, while others mix their own fertilizers or brew ‘tea’ that contains nutritious, organic products such as seaweed, worm castings or kelp; molasses provides the perfect carb boost to the blend. This allows the gardener more control over nutrient ratios and an ability to limit preservatives and other unwanted substances.
If teas made with molasses are not aerated and agitated, the production of anaerobic bacteria may increase; a bubbling air stone and circulation pump can help to prevent this from occurring. Be cautious when adding molasses to fertilizer tea mixes, as letting the solution sit for too long can cause explosive bacterial growth. This can be tricky, since some growers let teas bubble an extra day or two to make up for the presence of preservatives, such as sulfur, in commercial molasses.
What they found was amazing- the grass production was drastically increased; the soil porosity or ability to absorb air and water doubled; microbe activity and populations increased; cows were healthier and produced more milk on treated pastures; the brix or sugar level in the pasture tripled, indicating more nutrients were stored in the grass than before. Grasshoppers abandoned the treated pastures- the sugars are a poison to destructive soft bodied insects as they do not have a pancreas to process the sugars.
This also explains why damaging insects leave healthy, high brix level plants alone, as they contain more sugars than the stressed and sickly ones. Read Milk Works As Fertilizer for the full article.
Home Gardener Recipe
For the home gardener, the ratio can range from 100% milk to a mixture of 20% milk to 80% water, with no loss of benefits.
Use as a spray on the compost and garden soil prior to planting, and as needed when insects appear. Spray directly on the insects and around the areas they inhabit. When combined with molasses, it becomes a highly beneficial soil drench.
A proven solution is 20% milk – 1 cup of milk to 4 cups of water, or 2 cups milk to 8 cups water for larger gardens. Whatever amount you need, the 20% ratio has been proven to give the most effective results with the least amount of milk used.
David Wetzel’s experiments found that 3 gallons of milk per acre gave the most benefits for pasture grasses, so the costs are minuscule compared to the benefits!
Molasses Feeds Micro-Organisms
Molasses is a viscous by-product of the processing of sugar cane or sugar beets into sugar.
Sulfured molasses is made from young sugar cane. Sulfur dioxide, which acts as a preservative, is added during the sugar extraction process. Unsulfured molasses is made from mature sugar cane, which does not require such treatment.
There are three grades of molasses: mild or Barbados, also known as first molasses; dark, or second molasses; and blackstrap. The third boiling of the sugar syrup makes blackstrap molasses. The majority of sucrose from the original juice has been crystallized and removed. The calorie content of blackstrap molasses is still mostly from the small remaining sugar content. However, unlike refined sugars, it contains trace amounts of vitamins and significant amounts of several minerals.
Blackstrap molasses is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron; one tablespoon provides up to 20% of the USDA daily value of each of those nutrients. Not only do these nutrients do a body good, they are highly valuable in building up the soil!
Molasses is a very valuable addition to the compost pile, as well as to the garden itself. Unsulfured blackstrap is the preferred variety, due to the mineral content, but any of the unsulfured ones will do fine. The benefits beyond the minerals are the natural sugar content that will feed the microorganisms in the compost or soil of the garden.
More Gardening Recipes
Use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of molasses to a gallon of water and spray onto the compost pile or garden, or add to the drip system for the garden. For soils that are poor, stressed or need help use 1 cup, while those that just need a little “snack” use 1/4 cup. The readily available sugar content will skyrocket the microbial activity.
Apply once or twice a month, but be careful not to overdo it – don’t train the microbes to expect you to feed them, only give them a boost when they need it!
Blackstrap molasses is also commonly used in horticulture as a flower blooming and fruiting enhancer, particularly in organic hydroponics. Use the before mentioned mixture in the drip system, or sprayed alongside the roots of fruiting vegetables as they start to flower to increase their flowering and fruiting.
Add 3 Tablespoons of molasses to the milk spray solution mentioned above and use to feed plants during the height of growing season. Hungry, high production plants such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, melons, and such will really benefit from the consistent feedings, giving you more production that is more flavorful.
Sweet Weed Control
A fringe benefit of spraying the milk and molasses mixture on the garden is a biologically friendly weed population control. Many broadleaf weeds thrive on diets high in available nitrates and potassium diets, common with commercial fertilizers. Phosphorus is “tied up” or bound with calcium in the soil and needs biological activity to release it. The calcium in milk helps to compensate for what is unavailable in the soil, while the increased biological activity from both the milk and molasses releases unavailable phosphorus and create soil conditions that are unfavorable to germination of weed seeds.
The costs of applying the milk and molasses mixture is very minimal, but when compared to any other fertilizer and insecticide regimen – even those that are organic in nature – milk and molasses has no comparison.
For instance, one acre has 43,560 square feet, and a gallon is 128 oz.
Doing the math, we find that 3 gallons per acre works out to be 0.003 of an ounce per square foot!
Assuming a gallon of organic milk costs $8.00, that works out to 0.00055 dollars per square foot, or 0.055 cents per square foot! Yes, that is right – when rounded up it is 6 tenths of a penny per square foot of garden.
So if you had a large garden – say a 1,000 square feet – one application of the milk would cost a whopping $0.55 (55 cents), plus the expense of 2 – 3 tablespoons of molasses. What other biologically friendly soil fertility improvements would cost this amount?
Here’s the proof on the math:
1 acre = 43,560 square feet (ft²)
1 gallon = 128 ounces
128 oz/43,560 ft² = 0.002938 oz/ft²
3 gallons x $8 = $24
$24/43,560 ft² = $0.00055/ft² multiply this by 100 for cents = 0.055 cents/ft²
Who knew that something as simple as milk and molasses had such powerfully positive, far-reaching effects? Especially without any of the negative effects of petro-chemical fertilizers?
Molasses And Cannabis: Taking Your Soil To The Next Level
Molasses is a powerful, yet often overlooked tool when it comes to growing cannabis. Properly used, it can strengthen and boost the very foundation of your grow.
Growing cannabis is an art form—fairly easy to pick up, but difficult to master. As you become more experienced, and get a good hold on the basics (see our guide), you often look to start mastering more advanced techniques. One such area of expertise is soil composition, and tailoring your feed to your specific strain and environment. Although there is a lot that can be done with composition, there is one tool in the cannabis grower’s arsenal that often gets overlooked, and that is molasses.
MOLASSES: FEEDING THE SOIL
Your soil is the very foundation of your cannabis grow—it is full of nutrients and microorganisms that all work together to keep your cannabis plant strong and healthy as it grows. Whilst it is important to ensure the nutritional balance of the soil is correct, it is also essential to maintain a suitable environment where microorganisms can thrive. This is what really separates the good from the expert cultivator.
This is where molasses comes in. While molasses is quite rich in nutrients, it is primarily used as a carbohydrate source for the organisms in your soil, effectively feeding the soil and improving it as a foundation for your cannabis. The microorganisms found within the soil play a vital role in the growth of your cannabis, and they also require the right nutrients to thrive. By giving them molasses, you ensure they have what they need, and subsequently boost the structure, moisture retention, microorganism content, and efficiency of the soil—which in turn benefits your cannabis in many ways.
THE OTHER BENEFITS OF MOLASSES
Improves the base quality of the soil
Helps prevent the build-up of pathogens that will potentially harm your plants
Reduces salt buildup that can cause nutritional problems
Molasses contains a good amount of macro and micronutrients, all of which are essential to cannabis health to one degree or another. As both macro and micronutrients are not required in huge amounts, it can sometimes be quite hard to diagnose a deficiency. By regularly adding molasses to your grow, you can ensure your cannabis has everything it needs.
ADVANTAGE OF MOLASSES OVER BRANDED SUPPLEMENTS
When it comes to supplements, there is no end to commercial, branded products on the market. Whilst some are effective, they are often very costly (we are talking exclusively about supplements here, not the actual primary nutrient feeds). However, many of these supplements will actually contain molasses in them, as it has quite a large array of nutrients within it. This makes the main advantage of buying molasses over branded supplements a point of cost. Molasses can usually be purchased quite cheap when compared to branded supplements, and provides most of the nutrients you would find within them. When you buy a branded product, you are paying for convenience.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MOLASSES?
To put it simply, molasses is a highly viscous by-product of sugar refinement. Once you strip the sugar from the raw sugar cane juice, you end up with two products: white sugar and molasses, the latter of which contains a lot of minerals and only residual sugars. It is often used as a syrup in cooking, and is a great source of carbohydrates for the beneficial micro-critters that live in your soil.
But not all molasses is the same. Some is made to a much lesser quality, and can often contain preservatives, additives, and other chemicals you do not want around your cannabis. It is important to obtain organic molasses suitable for garden use. The problem is, organic molasses from the supermarket is on the pricey side. However, some garden stores offer molasses for agricultural use, which is perfectly fine for cannabis.
There are two types of molasses: sulphured and unsulphured. Choosing the right type can actually be quite confusing, as both types do contain some sulphur—a nutrient required by your cannabis. The major distinction is that sulphured molasses actually contains sulphur dioxide, which acts as a preservative and antimicrobial substance. What this means is that sulphured molasses will actually kill the microbes you are trying to feed. Unsulphured molasses only contains sulphur, not sulphur dioxide—so it will feed your cannabis without killing the beneficial microbes in the soil. So make sure you get unsulphured, organic molasses.
USING MOLASSES WITH YOUR CANNABIS
There are a few ways you can incorporate molasses into your cannabis grow. It is often used as part of a regular feeding schedule, or even during soil preparation before the grow has even begun. It’s a very flexible resource, so no matter your situation, you will be able to work it in.
Including molasses in your watering schedule is probably the easiest and most common way to administer the substance. Simply dissolve the molasses in your water and apply as you would usually.
When it comes to determining a dose, personal experience is what will really define it. As a starting point, use 1–2 tablespoons of molasses per 5 litres of water. Make sure that it is lukewarm water, as this will make it much easier for the molasses to dissolve. From here, you can assess how the molasses affects your soil and plants, adjusting the dose accordingly.
Using small doses helps prevent any unnecessary stress or risk of nutrient burn on your cannabis, especially early on in its life cycle. In most cases, the benefits of molasses will be noticed primarily during the flowering phase; however, it is good practice to use it throughout its life cycle, from veg to flowering, whenever your plants are on “just water” days.
If you prefer, it is possible to use molasses at the same time as nutrient feeds—just make sure you keep an eye on your soil’s pH value, as adding an additional substance to your feeding schedule could cause fluctuation. As long as you know how to manage the pH of your soil, this should not be a long-term problem.
Treating soil before you plant in it is really simple, and a nice way to get your plants off to a great start. Simply use the above technique to make a mixture, and water it into your soil mix for a few days before planting.
MOLASSES AND COMPOST TEA
Compost tea is an excellent way to feed your cannabis a wide spectrum of nutrients, enzymes, and microorganisms to supplement their growth. Molasses is usually a key ingredient in compost tea, as it allows you to build up a gigantic injection of beneficial microbes that can help redeem even the worst-quality soil around.
It is worth mentioning that molasses is used by hunters to attract game, so if you are growing outdoors, make sure you take precautions to ensure you molasses doesn’t attract any unwanted visitors that could potentially eat your crop!
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Molasses As Fertilizer: Information On Feeding Plants With Molasses
Looking for an easy, low cost way to feed your plants? Consider feeding plants with molasses. Molasses plant fertilizer is a great way to grow healthy plants and as an added benefit, using molasses in gardens can help fend off pests. Let’s learn more about molasses as fertilizer.
What is Molasses?
Molasses is the by-product of beating sugarcane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar. The dark, rich, and somewhat sweet liquid is commonly used as a sweetener in baked goods, as a natural remedy for many ailments, and added to animal feed. Even though it is a by-product, molasses is full of vitamins and minerals. As a result, molasses as fertilizer is possible too.
Feeding Plants with Molasses
Using molasses in organic gardening practices is nothing new. The sugar refinement process goes through three stages, each yielding a type of molasses product. Blackstrap
molasses is created from the third boiling of sugar in the refinement process.
Blackstrap molasses is high in calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium. It also contains sulfur and a host of micronutrients. Using molasses as fertilizer provides plants with a quick source of energy and encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms.
Types of Molasses Fertilizer
Unsulphered blackstrap molasses is commonly added to organic fertilizers to give plants the necessary carbohydrates and trace minerals that they need to be healthy. Molasses can be added to organic liquid fertilizers, compost tea, alfalfa meal tea and kelp, to name a few.
When molasses is added to organic fertilizers, it provides food for the healthy microbes in the soil. The greater amount of microbial activity in the soil, the healthier plants will be. Add molasses at a rate of 1 to 3 tablespoons to 1 gallon of fertilizer for best results.
Molasses can also be added to water and sprayed on plant leaves or poured on the soil. When the molasses is sprayed directly on plant leaves, the nutrients and sugar are absorbed quickly, and nutrients are immediately available.
Using molasses in gardens has the additional benefit of fighting off pests. Because molasses increases the overall vitality of plants, pests are less likely to attack your garden. Use a molasses and water mixture every two weeks, in addition to your molasses fertilizer, for best results.
Molasses plant fertilizer is an excellent non-toxic and cost effective way to keep your plants happy and pest free.
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Urea-molasses liquid mixture
Nutritious concentrates account for a large part of feed costs for ruminants. Depending on the cost of molasses, this expenditure can be reduced by replacing concentrates with a nutritive ureamolasses liquid mixture.
Vitamin A supplement
(if green fodder is not available)
Method of preparation
1 Take 2 litres of drinking water in a pot.
2 Dissolve 2 kg of urea thoroughly in the water by stirring it with a wooden stirrer.
3 Put 100 litres of sugarcane molasses in a trough of galvanized iron sheet or some other metal.
4 Mix the urea solution slowly in the molasses, stirring it continuously.
5 Make a mixture of 2 kg of powdered mineral mixture and 1 kg of powdered common salt.
6 Mix the mineral mixture and salt in the urea-molasses mixture.
7 Mix in 20 g of vitamin A supplement.
8 Heat the mixture to boiling point. Continue stirring during heating to avoid charring and to facilitate uniform mixture
9 Allow it to cool.
Schedule of feeding
Introduce the urea-molasses mixture gradually over 2-3 weeks.
During the initial three days, give 500 g of the urea-molasses mixture daily; reduce the quantity of concentrate mixture by 25 percent.
During the next four days, offer 1-2 kg of the urea-molasses mixture; cut the concentrate to half the original amount, and reduce roughage by 25 percent.
In the second week, give 2-3 kg of the urea-molasses mixture daily and withdraw the concentrate mixture completely (for adult non-working animals as a maintenance diet). Roughage can also be reduced by 75 percent of the original amount.
From the third week onwards, you can increase the ureamolasses mixture to as much as 1 kg per 100 kg of animal body weight.
What animals can be fed ureamolasses liquid mixture?
Cattle and buffaloes over six months of age, and sheep and goats over four months of ace can be fed urea-molasses liquid mixture. Avoid feeding it to young calves, as their stomachs are still developing.
How much to feed
Growing calves (older than 6 months)
Green fodder, mixed straw, and 300 g of concentrate mixture.
In addition, 1-2 kg of the urea-molasses mixture for free-choice consumption.
For 6-month-old calf
Dry buffaloes and cows
Feed dry buffaloes and cows urea-molasses (5-6 kg) and dry fodder (5-6 kg) daily.
In addition, give green fodder at the rate of 1 to 2 kg or vitamin
A supplement in the diet.
Milch animals (producing about 10 litres of milk)
Feed green fodder (25-30 kg and straw mixed with 1-2 kg of concentrate mixture.
In addition, provide urea-molasses mixture for free-choice consumption.
For milch cow
Feed dry fodder (5-6 kg) and urea-molasses mixture (5-6 kg) daily.
In addition, feed green fodder at the rate of 1-5 kg and concentrate mixture at the rate of 1-3 kg, depending on whether the work is light, medium, or heavy.
When not to feed ureamolasses liquid diet
Discontinue the urea-molasses mixture if the animal salivates excessively or appears sick, or is unusually slow to move.
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Horticulture Liquid Molasses (275 gal. tote)
SEE FULL DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON PRODUCT LABEL. Always follow the instructions on the product label.
Always read and follow label directions for all products. Information here is not a substitute for directions on the product labels.
DO NOT USE UNDILUTED.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE & WHILE USING.
USE WITHIN SEVERAL HOURS OF MIXING.
DO NOT STORE MIXED SOLUTION.
KEEP THIS AND OTHER PRODUCTS OUT OF CHILDREN”S REACH.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Shake well and mix 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) per gallon of water to use as a soil stimulator.
Use 3 to 12 ounces per 1000 sq. ft. Can be repeated every two weeks as needed.
Use up to 2 gallons per acre.
FOLIAR FEEDING & DRENCHING OVERVIEW
Foliar feeding has been used since 1844 when it was discovered that plant nutrients could be leached from leaves by rain. Experiments then proved that nutrients could also enter the plant through the foliage.
There are ways of stimulating the natural processes in the soil and in the plants by spraying the foliage which can provide some significant advantages. When fertilizer nutrients are sprayed directly on the foliage, immediate results can often be seen because the nutrients and micronutrients are immediately available to the plant when taken in through the foliage.
Important Information for Foliar Spraying
Less is usually better in foliar sprays. Light, regularly applied sprays are generally better than heavy, infrequent blasts. Mists of liquids are better than big drops, unless you are also trying to control pests. The exception is spraying heavy enough to get the material to run off plants and also drench into the soil.
High humidity increases leaf ability to absorb sprays (70% + relative humidity) . Spraying on damp mornings (before 9 am) or evenings (after 6 pm) will increase the effectiveness of the spray. Small openings (stomata) on the leaves close up during the heat of the day so that moisture within the plant is preserved. The best time of day to spray for pest control is late afternoon. Daybreak is usually best for foliar feeding. Spraying during the coolest part of the day is the key (65 to 85° – 70° is a good overall temp). Spraying during a light, misty type rain is ideal. Spray when the wind speed is 5 mph or less.
Young foliage seems to absorb nutrients better than old, hard foliage. Therefore, foliar feeding is most effective during the periods of new growth on plants.
Foliar feeding will increase the storage life of food crops. It will also increase cold and heat tolerance of landscape plants and food crops.
Foliar feeding should not be used alone. Soil feeding is also needed to keep the roots from getting lazy.
It’s a highly efficient and timely method of applying needed and critical plant nutrients.
Very effective in compensating for soil or environmentally caused nutrient deficiencies.
Should be timed to provide needed nutrients during the yield potential determining timeframe of the each plant’s development stages.
Crops that are nutritionally sound will be the most responsive to foliar feeding.
Crops under heat or moisture stress show less response to foliar applications due to lower leaf and and stem absorption rates.
Recovery from cold growing conditions and herbicide stress can be hastened with proper foliar applications.
This is the application of the same foliar spray mixes into the soil. This is an especially effective technique when applying beneficial organisms, such as mycorrhizal fungi, which require contact with roots to activate.
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Molasses is a dense, viscous byproduct obtained from the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet into table sugar. It derives its name from the Latin word for honey, Mel.
Its viscosity and thick texture gave rise to the famous designation of something or someone being “slow as molasses” for any slow-moving thing.
10 health benefits of molasses:
1. Antioxidant capacity: Blackstrap molasses contain the highest amount of antioxidants compared to refined sugar, corn syrup, raw cane sugar and other readily available sweeteners. These antioxidants protect the body against the oxidative damage associated with cancer, cardiovascular disorders and degenerative diseases. This makes it a much better alternative to refined sugar.
2. Menstruation: Molasses is a good source of iron and is very effective for menstruating women who are at major risk of iron deficiency due to blood loss. With no fat and very few calories, it is a better alternative for contributing iron content in the body as compared to other fatty sources like red meat.
Iron prevents various disorders like menorrhagia which causes excessive blood flow for a longer duration during menstruation. The minerals such as magnesium and calcium that are present in it help to prevent the clotting of blood, relieve menstrual cramps and help in maintaining the health of uterine muscles.
3. Obesity: The polyphenols in molasses have antioxidant effects which may prove effective in reducing obesity and manage weight gain. In the investigation conducted to assess the impact of molasses on a high-fat diet, it was evident that its extract helps in lowering the body weight and fat content by reducing the absorption of calories in the body.
4. Healthy bones: Black strap molasses is a good source of calcium, which plays an important role in maintaining bone health, the functioning of enzyme system, the removal of toxins from the colon and cell membrane function. It is also required to maintain healthy teeth and protects the body against bone diseases common during menopause.
5. Diabetes: Blackstrap molasses helps in stabilising blood sugar levels. It has a low glycemic index and aids in slowing the metabolism of glucose and carbohydrates, which subsequently means less insulin production. This helps in preventing the accumulation of excess fats or lipids in the blood stream.
6. Acne: This substance contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. Lactic acid is produced by lactic acid bacteria, and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is effectively used in the preparation of natural, non-toxic and non-allergenic treatments of a physiological nature for curing acne and other skin ailments.
7. Formation of new cells: Blackstrap molasses is also sometimes referred to as pregnancy tea, owing to the presence of iron, vitamin B and other essential minerals. Consumption during pregnancy also provides calcium, which is required for the growth and development of the baby.
8. Headache and fatigue: Blackstrap molasses is a good source of various minerals and vitamins such as vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. The deficiency of these vitamins can cause headaches, asthma, fatigue and stress.
9. Hair care: Molasses extracts are good for hair and they promote healthy hair growth. It softens and conditions the hair, adds a rich texture and prevents it from prematurely graying.
10. Culinary use: Molasses is quite popular for its use in baked goods like pies, gingerbread and baked beans. It is also used in the manufacturing of rum, which is one of the reasons that rum is so popular in the areas where sugarcane cultivation and molasses production is in abundance.
Turkish sweet bread made of carob molasses and crepe, originated from Elazig city
How to use molasses?
You can use molasses in any number of ways, but due to the flavour profile, molasses are commonly included in desserts and other sweet treats. As a natural health remedy, the substance can be orally consumed, diluted with water as a hair treatment, spread topically on the skin, mixed with tea or coffee, glazed on vegetables or mixed in a protein-packed power ball!
How much blackstrap molasses should I take?
It isn’t recommended to go overboard with your consumption. It is considered safe to consume 2 tablespoons every morning, if you are trying to make it a regular part of your health regiment.
How to take blackstrap molasses?
Some of the best ways to consume blackstrap molasses would be to blend it into strong coffee, use it in strongly flavoured desserts, such as fruitcakes or gingerbread, or just plug your nose and slurp down a tablespoon – your body will thank you!
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16 Impressive Benefits of Molasses
Molasses may just seem like a sweet, sticky substance, but in fact, it has countless health benefits. The health benefits of molasses include relief from menstruation-related problems, and the reduction of obesity, management of diabetes, acne, and other skin disorders. It is thought to improve bone and hair health, maintain the functioning of the nervous system, and speed wound healing.
Molasses is a by-product obtained from the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet into table sugar. It derives its name from the Latin word for honey, Mel. Its viscosity and thick texture gave rise to the famous adage “slow as molasses” used to describe any slow-moving person or thing. Along with its usage as a sweetener in food products, it also offers health benefits and is used for treating a wide range of disorders.
It is typically a thick syrup, or treacle, and comes in a variety of forms, depending on what substance is used to extract the sugar. Sugarcane and sugar beets tend to produce thicker molasses; sugar beet molasses has a strong, foul taste, and is usually not considered palatable for human consumption.
Historically, it was produced in the Caribbean, where the cultivation of sugarcane and sugar beet was the highest. From there, it was imported to the United States during the early twentieth century. Today, it is produced on a large scale in Thailand, India, Taiwan, Brazil, the Philippines, and the United States.
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Molasses comes in three varieties – light, dark, and blackstrap – all of which come from different foods processed into sugar. The nutritional content and quality of it depend on the method involved in its refining process, the ripeness of the plant from which it is extracted, and the quantity of sugar that is extracted.
- Blackstrap Molasses: It is obtained from raw cane sugar and canned sugar refining. It is also known as final molasses in cane mills and refinery molasses in a refinery setting.
- Cane Molasses: This is a by-product of the refining of sugar from sugar cane juice and beet molasses is a by-product of the extraction of sucrose from sugar beets.
- Sulfured Molasses: Molasses is also referred to as sulfured molasses if it has been extracted from young sugarcane and treated with sulfur dioxide for preservation.
- Unsulfured molasses: Molasses extracted from ripe sugarcane does not need sulfur, and retains its rich, light flavor. This variety is referred to as unsulfured molasses.
- Hydrol: Molasses obtained from starch hydrolysis is called a hydrol.
- Other: Other types include pomegranate molasses which are nutritious and made from pomegranate fruit.
How does Molasses taste?
Light molasses has a sweet, mild taste, while dark molasses is richer and full-bodied. Dark molasses is almost like saccharine at times, which is why it’s used to flavor sweet desserts and dishes. Blackstrap molasses tends to be bitter and unpleasant to eat alone.
You can add molasses into your baked goods as a sugar replacement. Photo Credit:
Nutritional Value of Molasses
Molasses is a good source of energy, carbohydrates, and sugars as well. In addition to this, it offers a number of vitamins and minerals, such as B-vitamins (niacin or vitamin B-3, vitamin B-6, thiamine, and riboflavin) and essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, phosphorus and sodium, to name a few.
Health Benefits of Molasses
Molasses is very nutritionally dense – a single tablespoon provides a burst of sugar and carbohydrates.
Research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association on the antioxidant content of sugar alternatives shows blackstrap molasses containing the highest amount of antioxidants as compared to refined sugar, corn syrup, raw cane sugar, and other sweeteners. Its antioxidants protect the body against the oxidative damage associated with various disorders and degenerative diseases. This makes it a better alternative to refined sugar for most people.
Alleviates Menstrual Cramps
Molasses is a good source of iron and can be very effective for menstruating women who are at major risk of iron deficiency due to blood loss. With no fat and very few calories, it is a better alternative for contributing iron to the body as compared to other fatty sources like red meat.
A study published in the Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association states that iron helps to prevent disorders like menorrhagia, which causes excessive blood flow for a longer duration during menstruation. It contains minerals such as magnesium and calcium, which help prevent the clotting of blood, relieve menstrual cramps, and maintain the health of uterine muscles. It is a healthy, natural remedy, for menstrual discomfort, which is worth trying for those in need.
A research study on animal models published in the Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science suggests that the polyphenols present in molasses have antioxidant effects that may prove effective in reducing obesity and managing weight. In the research conducted to assess the impact of molasses on a high-fat diet, it was evident that its extract helps in lowering body weight and fat content by reducing the absorption of calories in the body.
It has been proven to be valuable in treating constipation. Research on the effect of molasses for treating constipation in the journal Pediatric Emergency Care has shown that milk and molasses enemas are as effective as sodium phosphate enemas given in the pediatric emergency department to cure constipation. It is also noteworthy that curing constipation with sodium phosphate requires additional rectal treatment. However, it is not required after the treatment of milk and molasses enemas (taken orally).
Keeps Bones Healthy
According to a study in the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, blackstrap molasse is a good source of calcium. The presence of calcium plays an important role in maintaining bone health, the functioning of enzymes, and cell membrane function. It is also required to maintain healthy teeth and protects the body against bone diseases common during menopause. In addition to healthier bones, the ability of muscular contraction is also attributed to the presence of calcium in the body.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of molasses make it a reliable ingredient for alleviating different kinds of disorders. It has been effectively used in some preparations of medications for treating inflammatory disease states like rheumatism and neuralgia.
A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition has revealed that blackstrap molasses help in stabilizing blood sugar levels. It has a moderate glycemic index and aids in slowing the metabolism of glucose and carbohydrates, which subsequently means less insulin production. This helps in preventing the accumulation of excess fats or lipids in the bloodstream. It possesses the essential trace element chromium, valuable in relation to insulin action and maintenance of glucose tolerance in the body as well.
Molasses contains the highest amount of chromium (0.266 mg/kg) as compared to refined white sugar and brown sugar. A deficiency of chromium may result in weak glucose tolerance, according to studies, which can lead to diabetes. This deficiency can represent a serious risk for chronic diseases like atherosclerosis, blood cholesterol, and other cardiac disorders.
Molasses contains the essential mineral potassium, which is required for the proper functioning of cells. It helps in maintaining the acid-base balance of the body and prevents heat exhaustion. Potassium also plays an important role in nerve and muscle contraction and helps to maintain cardiac health. Adequate intake of potassium-rich foods like molasses helps prevent disorders as hypokalemia may help in reducing blood pressure as well.
Historically, molasses has been considered for use as an acne treatment, according to the book, ‘Encyclopedia of Folk Medicine: Old World and New World Traditions‘ by Gabrielle Hatfield. It mentions the use of molasses for acne treatment. It contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. Lactic acid is produced by lactic acid bacteria and plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is effectively used in natural, non-toxic, and non-allergenic treatments of acne, and other skin disorders. Apart from molasses, lactic acid is also present in sour milk, apples, and tomato juice.
Speeds up Healing
Molasses has been used in the treatment of wounds and skin burns. It also promotes the healthy growth of tissues. Due to the wide range of essential minerals, it serves very well as a potent healer.
Molasses is a good source of potassium. Photo Credit:
Increases Red Blood Cell Formation
According to the Journal of Dietary Supplements research, molasses is incredibly useful in treating anemia. It helps in the absorption of iron, the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy immune system. It is also rich in the mineral copper, which aids in reducing free radicals from the body. A deficiency of copper and iron can result in anemia, thyroid problems, cardiac arrhythmia, and osteoporosis.
Maintains Hemoglobin Levels
The iron content in molasses helps maintain healthy levels of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin plays a key role in supplying oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. It is also vital for the production of energy and aids in boosting metabolism.
Blackstrap molasses is sometimes referred to as pregnancy tea, owing to the presence of iron, folate, and other essential minerals. Consumption of this tea during pregnancy provides calcium, essential for the growth and development of the baby.
Maintains Healthy Nervous System
Molasses contains magnesium, which helps in the functioning of the nervous system. It relaxes our nerves and blood vessels by balancing calcium volume and blocking it from rushing into the nerves. Unblocked and speedy flows of calcium into the nerves can over-activate them and lead to the transmission of too many signals and excessive nerve contraction. A deficiency of magnesium in the body can lead to hypertension, muscle cramps, spasms, and general body fatigue.
Prevents Headache & Fatigue
Blackstrap molasses is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid. The deficiency of these vitamins can cause headaches, asthma, fatigue, and stress. Consumption of molasses helps provide these required vitamins and minerals and maintains good overall health. However, more scientific research is required to corroborate this point.
Anecdotal evidence suggests molasses extract is good for hair and it promotes healthy hair growth. It softens and conditions the hair, adds rich texture, and prevents it from prematurely graying. However, more scientific research into this is required.
There are many uses explained in detail below.
- Molasses is quite popular for its use in baked goods like pies, gingerbread, fruit cakes, and even baked beans.
- It is also used in the manufacturing of rum, which is one of the reasons that rum is so popular in the areas where sugarcane cultivation and molasses production is in abundance.
- It is also utilized in providing rich, dark texture and flavor to brown sugar. It is a beneficial sweetener, rich in naturally available nutrients.
- It is commonly included in desserts and many sweet treats as a flavoring agent. It can be mixed with tea or coffee and can be also glazed on vegetables.
However, you can just plug your nose and slurp down a tablespoon and see the effects your body will thank you for!
- As a natural health remedy, it can be diluted with water for a hair treatment or spread topically on the skin.
- It has been effectively used for animal feeds. It is a source of carbon and is effectively used in horticulture to feed the microbes and boost the microbial activity of the soil. Beet molasses is also used to make fertilizer.
Some people might develop allergic reactions due to sensitivity towards the sulfite present in sulfured molasses. Unsulfured molasses is free of sulfur dioxide and safe to use in such cases. However, it is always advisable to obtain medical consent before considering it as a therapeutic remedy for various medical conditions.
Marianne said this on August 26, 2015 at 8:30 pm | Reply
Thank you for the information, I was recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia, and I’m taking ferrous sulfate 3x per day, not sure if it’s helping yet. Also I’m drinking raw beet, carrot and apple juice each morning and afternoon, and hoping this will help since I’m in really bad shape, even getting anxiety lately when I’m driving (scared I might loose a control over a vehicle), but I will definitely try molasses, and let you know if I see any difference.
I had ringing in my ears, still feeling unwell, dizzy, depressed (because of all of this), heavy periods, hart palpitations, just exhausted….
Aleksandra Ceric said this on August 28, 2015 at 3:21 pm | Reply
Can i take molasses with vitamins like becozinc? I take becozinc with lunch can i take molasses with dinner?
Fatima said this on October 16, 2015 at 7:44 am | Reply
I see no reason why you cannot take the molasses with your dinner, it is mainly sugar with vitamins
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,213 kJ (290 kcal)
Sugars 74.72 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.041 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (0%) 0.002 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.93 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(16%) 0.804 mg
Vitamin B6 (52%) 0.67 mg
Choline (3%) 13.3 mg
Calcium (21%) 205 mg
Iron (36%) 4.72 mg
Magnesium (68%) 242 mg
Manganese (73%) 1.53 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 31 mg
Potassium (31%) 1464 mg
Sodium (2%) 37 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.29 mg
Marianne said this on October 16, 2015 at 4:57 pm | Reply
just wondering if you please can tell me, im suffering from stomac (bad constapation) problems, so i use black strap molasse and must tell it hep for the pain but not realy for constapation, …..i also suffer with severial mussle pains and inflamation in my bones, posible arthiritus, …so i want to know will black strap molasse help with healing or does it makes the mussle more stiff and painfull, im useing a half table spoon morning and half at night,
please is their hope to be out of pain….
rina said this on November 17, 2015 at 10:21 am | Reply
if you have constipation, you need to change your diet. I do not know what you eat, but meats and breads cause constipation.
read these links and follow their advice
take glucosamine and ibuprophen for arthritis pain
Marianne said this on November 17, 2015 at 10:54 am | Reply
try ginger and lemom with clover it work for me after years of being in a wheelchair and so many years on meds
yawha said this on March 10, 2016 at 5:01 pm | Reply
Hi I have really painful superficial thrombosis in my leg will black strap molasses help me please thanks heather nz
Heather nz said this on December 3, 2015 at 11:30 pm | Reply
it is possible that molasses MAY help the thrombosis. molasses is high in potassium.
according to this:
platelet aggregation and arterial thrombosis are inhibited by elevation of potassium
We propose that elevation of dietary potassium intake increases plasma potassium concentration, thereby inhibiting free radical formation, smooth muscle proliferation, and thrombus formation. As a result, the rate of atherosclerotic lesion formation and thrombosis will be diminished.
Marianne said this on December 4, 2015 at 2:34 am | Reply
If you have valve damage your vascular surgeon might suggest ablation.
If you do not have valve damage, your Dr, and prescribe you meds to get rid of the thromboses.
Leatherneck said this on December 4, 2015 at 4:28 am | Reply
Hi Marianne, Just came across your site. Must say it is really different from others in a nice way. Have used BSM for many decades. Not on a regular basis. I follow an inner guidance / feeling that has served me well. Am also a user of herbs, shiatsu. While I do have issues with the bible, have found that as stated in the bible, we are Spirit, Soul and Body. Difficulties with health and relationships can often be a result of ignoring that aspect.
Do some blogging and talk about life experiences.
Dean said this on March 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm | Reply
thanks for visiting the website. glad to talk about spirit, soul, and body anytime. 🙂
Marianne said this on March 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm | Reply
I’ve been taking Bsm Since November2015 accidentally picked it up but God had a plan for me accidentally picking it up I needed it to help with my health eating it’s a miracle in a bottle for a small price I love it my hair was thinning in the top family inheritance but thanks to bsm my hair is fulling out my skin I had dark spots in my face bsm is causing them to slowly deminish this stuff is great I to did experience a upset stomach at first by that was because I did not eat first now that I eat my breakfast first I’m doing well on my bsm I would recommend this to every one that have minor aches in there body knees arms legs especially if your still have carttragges in your knees before having knee surgery give bsm a try you will be glad you did God Bless
Unzella said this on April 5, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Reply
Hi,I started taking bsm(1tsp) in warm water.made me shaky but works for me.now I mix bsm and apple cider with mother in halfs.I take a tsp of the mixture 3times daily.I also do the castor oil packs daily.I backoff sometimes on the packs.helps with my circulation.I eat healthy.and exercise.positive thinking.you have to be patient with yourself.for some it might take 3months to heal,while some 2years.but all the same consult with you doctor.I pray healing comes to our bodies in Jesus name.Amen.
bekere said this on April 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Reply
I just happened upon this website tonight & many thanks. I am endeavoring to lose weight, would 2 tsp daily have an inpact on this but still give me the benefits. My Mum died 3 years ago at 95 and until 93 was living on her own. She took molasses every morning for 50 years, still could say her French verbs up until she died!!!! We all told her molasses was for horses! I am 70 & starting to morph into my Mum! having ‘chook food’ (unprocessed bran, oats, LSA, prunes & kiwi fruit) before I go to bed!! Have loved reading all the comments, all interesting & informative. I could not imagine life without God to talk to and my darling Mum was the same. Although she used to have strong words with him towards the end, told him she had lived long enough. But our minister told her that God didn’t want her yet & even the devil didn’t 😡 she enjoyed his little joke. Keep up this very helpful website.
Leonie from Australia 😇😇
Leonie said this on April 29, 2016 at 1:01 pm | Reply
good to hear molasses works so great in your family 🙂
Marianne said this on April 29, 2016 at 1:34 pm | Reply
Hi, I have bought BSM after hearing it was good for constipation. I am very concerned however that it may be damaging for my teeth, because I am high risk with my teeth currently and would not like to cause any extra damage if possible. If it is considered a sugar agent and damaging, then I will drink it through a straw. Thanks,
Hannah Mason said this on May 10, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Reply
if you are concerned about your teeth, do not drink it through a straw.
just swish your mouth with water after taking BSM, to wash away the sugar.
Marianne said this on May 11, 2016 at 1:54 am | Reply
Hi have low suger is bsm save for me
patsy said this on May 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Reply
BSM is sugar, so if your sugar is low, it may help you.
Marianne said this on May 15, 2016 at 3:39 pm | Reply
Hi can a person who had the thyroids. Removed and with a chest mucus,or flu on meds for thyroids for that drink blackstrap mollasses thank u,
patsy said this on May 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm | Reply
if you can swallow it, then it is ok
talk to your doctor
Marianne said this on May 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm | Reply
hi, can i heal my large leg ulcers with molasses for sure?i take it internally, but do i have to put molasses directly into the holes the ulcers?
is there any other remedy i can try? I am totally frustrated with the ulcers. thanks for your help.
Dagmar Goubej said this on July 14, 2016 at 7:35 am | Reply
Blackstrap mollases is working.I was having a problem with my hip joint but after taking it for four days the pain is gone
Moreen said this on October 7, 2016 at 7:09 am | Reply
question!! iron constipates me if in any kind of vitamin/mineral pill..even in small amounts.. however does anyone now that if i take it on a full stomach or in some food will it do the same thing for energy and maybe be more gentle on my system? thank you all.
beth said this on November 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Reply
there are different forms of iron. you need to change the form
you are most likely using ferrous sulfate
change to ferrous gluconate or ferrous fumarate
Marianne said this on November 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Reply
Do you think I could take the black strap mollases and combine it with low carb to try and lose weight? I had so many benefits from taking it I don’t wanna stop. I need to lose weight. If I take the BSM and don’t eat any other sugars or carbs like bread do you think I could lose weight?
Tannis said this on March 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Reply
BSM is mostly sugar, so no, it would not help you lose weight
Marianne said this on March 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm | Reply
Thank you so much! I’ve been looking for a natural approach to restore my body with the nutrients it needs. Just happened to be listening to talk radio station WAOK out of atlanta ga.The topic was black strap molasses. It’s been a week and a half and I see an improvement all ready. I’m loving this black strap molasses. It work’s for me!!
Cynthia Jones said this on May 12, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Reply
Chronic leg ulcer for 4 months. Nothing else from the doctor was working. Molasses cured it in 3 weeks.
ian cheong said this on August 19, 2019 at 1:23 am | Reply
awesome testimony. so glad it helped you.
Marianne said this on August 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm | Reply