Gray Hair is a symptom of improper protein synthesis and specifies the onset of aging process in humans. When people are on the verge of forties, gray hair would show up. Sometimes, gray hair are also related with wisdom and experience gained throughout the life. Nowadays, young men and women have also the problem of gray hair and so they are interested in finding a cure for gray hair. Gray hair can be turned back to its original as several natural treatments are available. Blackstrap molasses is one of the popular natural treatments for gray hair.
Blackstrap molasses has been proved successful as both internal and external hair treatment to combat gray hair. Molasses is the dark, thick liquid by-product of the sugar refining process. In the process, the sugar is eliminated and leaves behind the exceptionally rich mineral/trace element cocktail. Blackstrap molasses contain many vitamins and minerals that provide a dark color and distinct flavor to the syrup.
‘Molasses‘ word is derived from the Latin melaceres that means honey-like. As molasses is a liquid byproduct of sugarcane, it is obtained from the process of refining sugarcane into table sugar. Blackstrap molasses is obtained from the 3rd boiling of the sugarcane syrup and it has been used as a popular and affordable sweetener. In the mid-20th century, the use of blackstrap molasses was popularized during the health food movement.
Nutritional content of Blackstrap Molasses:
Blackstrap molasses is an excellent source of minerals including, iron, calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium. Unlike refined white sugar or artificial sweeteners like saccharine, blackstrap molasses is full of nutritional value. Hair growth may be improved with your intake of nutrients. A great way to get these essential vitamins and minerals is to add blackstrap molasses to the diet.
Blackstrap Molasses Benefits in Gray Hair Treatment:
Blackstrap Molasses is one of the easiest home remedies to reverse gray hair. Black strap molasses reverse the loss of pigment in the hair shaft so that when new hair grows, it regains your natural color.
- A Teaspoon of Molasses:
Consume two teaspoons of blackstrap every morning to reduce the graying of hair. Two teaspoons contain over 10% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, potassium and other valuable minerals and nutrients.
Blackstrap molasses contains copper that facilitates the production of melanin and helps in hair pigmentation. When two teaspoons of blackstrap molasses is taken daily, the results will be appeared in 3 to 6 months.
Also, blackstrap molasses can be added as a sweetener to all breakfast cereals, smoothies, milk, tea or coffee and even desserts. To cookies and cakes, it imparts a distinctive flavor. To impart a rich color and taste, chicken or turkey is also basted with molasses.
- An Iced Molasses Recipe:
Add one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses to enough hot water to dissolve it. Place some ice in the glass then add 3/4 of a cup of milk, rice drink or soy milk.
- A Plainer Recipe:
Mix a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses with a cup of water. Heat this mixture in the microwave until it is warm enough for the molasses to dissolve. To ensure the molasses is completely dissolved, stir the water with a spoon and drink it.
Additionally, blackstrap molasses also helps to cure depression and high blood pressure and it has been proved by medical studies.