Placenta consumption is an ancient medicinal practice, rediscovered and cherished by new mothers. It’s the root of your baby’s origin, the tree that gave your baby life and is made to nourish. It contains vital hormones, vitamins and nutrients that can heal and lovingly restore your body and mind after bringing your baby earth side.
There are two primary methods of preparation for encapsulating placenta: the Raw/Dried method and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) method. Each process is appropriate for and preferred by mama’s for different reasons.
- The placenta is sliced, fully dehydrated, ground into a fine powder and placed in vegetarian capsules.
- Pill yield: approximately 170 capsules from a 450g placenta (average size).
All the goodness
- Since the placenta is not steamed (like TCM method), the pill yield is quite a bit higher.
- Recommended to women who are seeking ‘super woman’ energy enhancing benefits.
- Fantastic for milk supply, healing and reducing post birth bleeding.
- Documented practice for over 50 years.
- Cools body (versus TCM which warms the body – yin/yang).
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Placenta Encapsulation
- The TCM method seeks to warm, nourish and tone the body tissues (adding yang energy or heat), to augment the nutrients and hormones the placenta already provides and further support postpartum wellness.
- The placenta is steamed with chilli, lemon and ginger and dehydrated until fully dry. The dried placenta is then ground into a fine powder and placed in vegetarian capsules.
- Pill yield: approximately 130 capsules from a 450g placenta (average size).
- Documented practice for over 1500 years.
All the goodness
- Steaming is more likely to kill any surface bacteria on the placenta.
- Recommended to mothers who desire mood stabilising qualities. Also fantastic for milk supply, energy boost (not as much as raw method), healing and reducing bleeding.