Molasses in general is supposed to help people feel better because it has small amounts of some minerals. The land crops are grown on have been depleted of many trace minerals, so someone going from having almost none of these minerals, to having trace amounts in their body, COULD make a difference. You know, when someone stops hitting your finger with a hammer, it feels pretty good!
Contents of one brand showing the percent of RDA of the mineral.
Brand Name: Wholesome Sweeteners
Serving Size: 1 TBS
Potassium: 730mg (20%)
Calcium: 115mg (10%)
Total Carbohydrates: 14g (4%)
Total Fat: 0g
Vitamin B6: 10%
Anything which has less than 15% of the RDA is generally considered useless to me because the lack of minerals in vegetables is so extreme. But you can try this out, a recipe is on the link in the sources below.
EarthClinic. Apr 18, 2016.