The placenta is the life giving organ that nourished your baby in the womb and was the life connection between mother and baby. For thousands of years, numerous cultures have consumed the placenta for its exceptional health benefits after birth. The placenta can be prepared either in capsule form for easy ingestion, or tincture for longer-term solutions, or raw in a nutrient rich smoothie. The placenta is filled with hormones and nutrients to aid in recovery, nursing, and emotional healing.
- Increased milk supply
- Regulation of hormones
- Decrease of postpartum depression
- Iron stores replenished
- Increased energy
- Improved sleep
- Uterus shrinks more quickly
- Reduced bleeding that stops more quickly
- General pain in recovery is reduced
Methods of Consumption
When a placenta is processed by a specialist in the raw method, it is dehydrated without draining the blood or steaming beforehand. As with any processing, the essential nutritional value of the placenta may be diminished (iron and other nutrients, as well as hormones) when steaming or draining. However, the raw method is more likely to preserve the full placental benefits. People that use the raw method find they have more energy and quicker stabilizing of hormones.
The TCM method is a bit different and involves draining the placenta of blood, steaming with ginger, lemon, and jalapeño, dehydrating for 24 hours, then encapsulating. The TCM method uses age-old wisdom of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Women tend to feel more balanced when using TCM-capsules. Women with known hormone sensitivities often choose the TCM method of encapsulation.
Raw Placenta Smoothies
5-7 raw unprocessed pieces of placenta will be preserved before the other portion is used for encapsulation. Targeted fruits, honey, vegetables, oils, spices, yogurts, juices, and/or other smoothie ingredients will be bagged and prepared for your blender. Each bag will contain one placenta smoothie worth of ingredients. Liquids, honey, and yogurts are often provided on the side. The smoothie has the purest form of placenta medicine and gives a rapid burst of energy. Women also say the smoothies make them feel more balanced with fewer fluctuations in mood. And no… you will not see, taste, smell or even notice the placenta is in the smoothie! They are delicious, sweet, and fruity!