Natural remedies of blackstrap molasses include relief from menstruation-related problems, stress, cancer, acne and other skin ailments, constipation, headaches and anemia, says Organic Facts. It also helps to improve bone health, hair care, sexual health, functioning of the nervous system, and wound healing, along with helping to strengthen the immune system.
Renowned for its curative benefits, molasses is the byproduct of processing sugar cane and sugar beet into table sugar, notes Organic Facts. Along with its use as a nourishing sweetener in food products, blackstrap molasses is used to treat a wide range of ailments. This is due to its high content of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, copper, iron, phosphorous, chromium, cobalt and sodium, as well as various vitamins including niacin, vitamin B6, thiamine and riboflavin.
Blackstrap molasses contains the highest amount of antioxidants of any sugar or sweetener, claims Organic Facts. Antioxidants protect the body against oxidative damage associated with cancer, cardiovascular disorders and degenerative diseases, as well as reduce obesity. Molasses helps relieve menstrual cramps and discomfort while preventing blood clotting and maintaining the health of uterine muscles. Molasses helps in the healthy production of sex hormones and the maintenance of teeth and bones. It is also known to cure constipation, provide relief from acne, and heal wounds and skin burns while promoting the regeneration of tissues. The vitamins and minerals present in blackstrap molasses also act as a remedy for headaches, fatigue and stress. Used topically, molasses extracts promote healthy hair growth while softening and conditioning, as well as preventing premature graying.