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Q. I tried numerous OTC remedies to ease my inflamed hemorrhoids, to no avail. I had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that surgery was the only answer left.

I was in absolute misery until I found a testimonial about blackstrap molasses for hemorrhoids in the People’s Pharmacy column and decided to give it a try. As crazy as it sounds, I take two teaspoons a day and the improvement has been amazing and immediate.

It has been three weeks and the problem is 95 percent better. The bleeding has stopped and the pain is gone. This is so astounding I had to encourage others to try it.

A. We have heard from many readers who have found taking a spoonful of blackstrap molasses helps hemorrhoid symptoms. Blackstrap molasses results from the third boiling of cane syrup to extract the sugar and contains residual minerals, such as manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. One of these, or perhaps the combination, might be responsible for the benefits you have observed. Two teaspoons contain 32 calories from 8 grams of carbohydrates.

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  1. Geo

    I am not a soft drink fan and seldom drink these type of drinks! However, the other day I had about 150ml of Coca-Cola and found on the next day after the BM, my hem has gone very soft. I could not think anything other than Coke I had unusually. So I tried it again a few day later and found the same result. Did anybody else noticed this? Is there any corelation between Coke and Black strap molasses, I wonder?

  2. Angelo

    After having a colonoscopy at 45, I am grateful because a polyp was removed and found Not to be cancer. I have been struggling with painful hemorrhoids and abscess leakage that extra strength Tylenol & Advil could not help. I’m not a person who talks openly about things especially this topic. Used proctofoam and all kinds of meds to no end. Much pain anxiety distress. I feel people need to talk about things in order to help one another. Going to try Black strap molasses today. Hope it works for me!

    • Geo

      Hi Angelo, Did you find the Molasses helpful in reducing hemorrhoids?

      • Lori

        The blackstrap molasses sure helped me. Constipation was gone in 1 day. 6 days later the hemorrhoid is 90% improved. I used a teaspoon morning and evening in about 3 ounces of room temperature water. The taste is kinda yucky, but I learned to drink it fast…down the hatch.

        If your stools get too loose, cut back to a half teaspoon in the morning and evening. My maintenance plan is to take 1 teaspoon a day for the next week to see how everything goes. I could have saved hundreds of dollars I’ve spent on probiotics, fiber, laxatives, herbs, vitamins, creams and oils if I had this treatment first. Better late than never I guess. Good luck.

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