The benefits of consuming your placenta include:
- preventing and lessening the risk of postpartum depression or the ‘baby blues’ due to the hormone supply in the placenta that helps stabilise your own hormones.
- Replenishing your iron from blood loss during birth and to prevent post birth anaemia.
- Providing an ongoing source of the love and bonding hormone Oxytocin.
- Providing an ongoing source of the Human Placenta Lactogen hormone to help establish early and healthy milk supply.
- Replenish your B vitamins and energy used in the process of growing and birthing your baby.
- Protection from infection and bleeding.
- Providing natural pain relief.
- Find out more about the science here…
Your placenta capsules contain dehydrated ground placenta. It is not a pharmaceutical it is a nutritional medicine, a type of super food. While directions are provided on what is recommended dosage, you can take more or less according to how you feel.
Raw Placenta Encapsulation
RAW Placenta Encapsulation skips the heating process altogether. This method of preparation involves cleaning the placenta and then dehydrating the placenta before it is ground and put into capsules. I recommend this type of encapsulation as it involves less processing and you get a higher yield of capsules.
TCM Placenta Encapsulation
TCM Placenta Encapsulation is inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine. This method of preparation involves cleaning the placenta, gently steaming it and dehydrating before it is ground, adding dried ginger and Szechuan pepper and put into capsules. This method has come from old references of placenta preparation in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a focus of increasing it’s warming properties.
Using part of your placenta to make a Placenta Tincture enables you to reap the benefits of your placenta many years into the future. Some of the benefits for the mother include hormone stabilization and energy in her postpartum cycles, less bleeding during those cycles, and constitutional support in the menopause years down the road. The placenta is a rich source of stem cells and contains both the mother and child’s strengths and weaknesses. Treating the individual with this highly personalised remedy will provide balance when there is an imbalance. It will be an excellent immune and constitutional remedy throughout the child’s entire life.
Most people have heard about the amazing benefits of placenta capsules but not so much about the amazing benefits of placenta tincture. I describe capsules as a nutritional medicine, a type of super food and the tincture is an energetic medicine. It is like a personal rescue remedy for everyone in the family.
What is a Tincture?
Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts that are made using alcohol and chopped herbs, in this case placenta. The tincture is especially effective in drawing out the essential compounds of herbs. Since this method ensures that the herbs and their nutrients can be preserved for a long time, it is often mentioned in herbal books and remedies as a preferred way of using herbs.
What can you use it for?
Your tincture it is a personal wellbeing remedy to use in times of
- Hormone fluctuation (e.g. future PMT or menopause)
- or whenever you need support.
How to use your tincture.
Just a couple of drops under the tongue or in water for adults and a drop on the wrist for small people.
Your placenta tincture is a powerful liquid that contains the essential compounds of your placenta in a highly concentrated form. So it contains the stem cells, hormones, iron and vitamins that make your capsules so amazing, but as your capsules have a more limited shelf life and are usually finished in the three months.
Placenta Tincture in a nutshell
- Lasts a lifetime (shelf life)
- For the whole family
- All the same benefits of the capsules
I strongly recommend the tincture as well as the capsules, why not take full advantage of this rare opportunity to capture your placenta’s amazing healing properties.
Cost and timeframes
Your placenta will be picked up within 12 hours of birth if fresh, or within 24 hours if refrigerated. Most placentas yield between 120 –150 capsules, a 2-3 month supply. The capsules will be delivered within 3 days of receipt of the placenta. The tincture will be posted back within 6-7 weeks.
Both Encapsulation and Tincture………………………..$425
In the current culture, we are led to believe a good mother sacrifices herself for her children/babies, so we think it is ‘our lot’ to feel exhausted, emotional and chaotic after birth. Part of this is the rite of passage of new motherhood, but it does not have to be so difficult.
The placenta has come to be seen as waste product and it is discarded as no longer useful after birth. We have become disconnected from the fact that when we are growing our babies, all of our nourishment, love, hormones and energy goes from us to our baby through the placenta. All of the love, hormones, energy and nutrition that is ours, perfect for us, gone! And we commence our mothering depleted.
Ingesting the placenta is supporting the new mother by giving all of that energy and nourishment back to herself; she does not have to lose it. Reclaiming the placenta, is reclaiming that a strong mother is the best mother, what is best for the mother is best for the baby.
Every placenta is unique; I can often feel the energy of the baby and the birth in the placenta.
It is sacred work for me. It is amazing how the placenta does whatever it needs to do to filter all that goodness to grow the baby!