The placenta is the organ that surrounds the fetus in the womb and allows for the exchange of nutrients, blood, and waste with the mother. It is expelled from the uterus after the birth of the child. The custom of consuming the placenta, often done as placental encapsulation, is centuries old, practised most often in Chinese medicine. It is a controversial tradition that has been gaining traction in the United States for several decades.
Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been steamed, dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits. It is frequently taken shortly after giving birth, during a woman’s menstrual period, or during menopause with the belief that it helps counter some of the symptoms of menopause.
This is a service I would love to offer to local women. I will encapsulate your placenta and tincture a small amount for menopause or illness later on. Let me know your expecting your new arrival and I book in your placenta!