Placentophagy is simply the practice of consuming the placenta after birth. It is believed that the practice derives from ancient Chinese medicine, wherein the organ would be used to help treat medical conditions such as infertility and liver problems. Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired Method of Placenta Encapsulation.
The Traditional Chinese Medicine Inspired (TCMI) method is the oldest recipe we have for placenta encapsulation; it has been done the longest in Chinese culture. The signature of this method is the steaming step. In TCMI theory, the process of labor and birth leaves a lot of open, empty space, which is considered very yin, or cold. Therefore, one major way we can promote healing during the postpartum period is to add yang energy via heat. We therefore incorporate steam and warming herbs into the remedy, and the final result is warming, tonifying, and nourishing for the postpartum by encapsulating your placenta.
Visit our "Did you know" tab for some interesting facts about the hormones and nutrients found in the human placenta.
Benefits of placenta consumption can include, but are not limited to:
Placenta is steamed and then sliced, dehydrated, and encapsulated using 100% Plant Based Vegetable Capsules provided in a storage container with recommended instructions. (Upon request, ginger, lemon and cayenne can be added during steam) .
Client has the choice of flavored* or unflavored capsules.
Our capsules have no preservatives or additives and are always, Gluten
and GMO free.
Certified Kosher and Halal.
Average placenta can yield anywhere from 100-180 pills.
Please let your Placenta Specialist know if you have any allergies to these ingredients prior to encapsulation.
*Disclaimer: Flavored capsules are not a Plant Based Vegetarian/Vegan option. They are Kosher and Halal Certified.
The placenta has stem cells, so of course it is beneficial for your skin! It is restorative and regenerative, as well as all around nourishing.
A placenta salve may be most beneficial for a mama with perineal tears, a C-Section scar, eczema, or baby's diaper rash.
Traditional Chinese Method - Placenta is steamed, sliced, dehydrated, and mixed with a Shea or Cocoa Butter. Essential oils can be added for that extra relaxing or invigorating oomph you may need.
**Oils not recommended for baby**
Please let your Placenta Specialist know if you have any allergies to these ingredients prior to encapsulation
A placenta tincture is the concentrated solution formed after your raw placenta has been steeped in alcohol for up to six weeks. It’s a great way to preserve the hormones and stem cells from your placenta without cooking it or drying it out and will last infinitely longer. Many people believe it helps relieve certain physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms, particularly those related to postpartum depression.
The Placenta Tincture is for use after all the capsules are used or even into menopause. The tincture will be ready 6 weeks after the placenta is encapsulated. Includes instructions, bottle, and dropper.
Tincture is good for YEARS, there is no set "Expiration date" and some women choose to save it for their daughters when they reach puberty, or when they themselves reach menopause.
Drops can be placed under the tongue or added to water or your favorite juice, tea or beverage of choice.
Placenta Essence is very popular and extremely helpful at times of illness or stress from teething pain or colic. A drop can be a unique rescue remedy for your baby or growing child when they are fretful or under the weather.
The placenta contains vitamins, minerals and hormones so it is a very good immune remedy. It is also a rich source of stem cells, and an essence allows for perfect preservation.
This excellent all-round healer has had tremendous reviews from clients. Placenta Essence can last a lifetime.
Its recommend that the Placenta Essence is used from 8-10 weeks onwards for your infant.
A section of raw placenta is tinctured in 104mlof premium Organic Grain Alcohol (50% Vol).We then dilute this with 96ml of DistilledWater to make it suitable for babies. Our process creates a bottle of long-lasting,immune-boosting, pure placenta ‘mother’ essence with a host of uses for your baby.
*Dosage: It can be used during times of transition, illness, stress, emotional upheaval or hormonal imbalance. Suggested dosage is 1-4 drops in water. Store in a cool dry place, placenta essence should last indefinitely.
The ties that bind.
Why not add a keepsake to your babies memory box? The very lifeline you shared with your little bundle of joy can be yours forever.
Cords are dehydrated and can be kept natural or painted your color of choice. Please speak to your Placenta Specialist for further details.
Timeless art of your very own placenta. Add to your little ones nursery to enjoy for years to come. Color selection available upon request.
(Frame not included)
Capsule count varies based on the size of the placenta, I have 2 capsule sizes available to chose from. (Upon request, ginger, lemon and cayenne can be added during steam)
Approx.: 100-180 count
$175 for current birth or postpartum doula or repeat clients. Add flavored capsules for an additional $15.00
Orange, Strawberry, Coffee and Grape Flavors
*Flavored capsules are not a Plant Based Vegetarian/Vegan option. They are Kosher and Halal Certified.
16 ounce - Your choice of a mixed berry fruit or banana and chocolate. Customized flavors are an additional $5.00.
*Small pieces of raw placenta are used for this process
4 ounce glass jar - your choice of Shea or Cocoa butter
**Lavender, Vanilla or Lemongrass essential oil can be added upon request**
2 ounce glass bottle with dropper
2 ounce glass bottle with dropper.
Cords are dehydrated and can be kept at its natural color or painted gold or silver.
(You may substitute a Cord Keepsake or Placenta Print for a Smoothie)
Members of our US Military will receive a 10% discount with valid ID. Thank you for your service.
Any advice or information provided by Placenta Practice regarding Placenta Encapsulation is based on experience, research, documentation and client testimonials from mothers who have used placenta capsules for their post-partum recovery. We are not a medical body and do not claim to treat, cure or relieve any symptoms in pregnancy, birth or post-birth. We recommend you seek advice from your GP or midwife if you have any problems with your pregnancy, birth or post-birth recovery. Families who choose to use our services take full responsibility for their own health and for researching and using the remedies we provide.