Placenta encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been dehydrated,ground, and placed into capsules. Traditionally,this is taken by the mother and is believed to impart numerous health benefits.
Mothers who have encapsulated claim to have experienced:
* An increase in general energy
* A quicker return to health after birth
* An increase in their breast milk production
* A decrease in occurrence of baby blues and postpartum depression
* A decrease in occurrence of iron deficiency
*And a decrease in occurrence of insomnia or sleep disorders
Placenta encapsulation has not been proven by research and only anecdotal information is available.
Methods of Encapsulation:
The Raw Method is based around the idea that heat destroys vital enzymes in food. In the case of placenta, some argue that the Raw method yields a medicine with more hormones and nutrients than the Traditional Chinese Method. Don't let the name deceive you, the placenta is still fully cooked, heated and dehydrated and put into capsules. But for this method the heat is low and slow.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired Method is based on the theory in Chinese medicine that the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold. Therefore, one major way to promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy via heat. So the placenta is steamed with warming herbs before it is dehydrated, ground and put into capsules.
Other Methods of Consumption
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Tincture: Placenta tinctures, compliment placenta in capsule form by extending the same benefits for long term use. A tincture is made from 100 proof alcohol and placenta. It has an endless shelf life. Placenta Encapsulation & placenta tinctures are the easiest and most palatable ways to ingest your placenta.
Smoothie Cubes: A tasty way to consume your placenta is in a smoothie! From many people who have made placenta smoothies, they report the smoothie tasting of nothing but fruits and berries. The placenta is virtually tasteless. What is offered are shaped raw placenta cubes stored in an air tight container and individually wrapped to prevent freezer burn. Simply throw a cube in your favorite smoothie and enjoy!
Firming Paste: It is created in a few different ways to heal, restore, soothe, or aid in firming of the skin. The properties include scar treatment, anti-aging, and stretch mark repair. Bengkung Belly Binding is a great addition to a firming cream. And did you know most high end firming or wrinkle cream usually contain sheep placenta?
Keepsakes: Umbilical Cord Keepsake or Placenta Print
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