The day my youngest turned 5, I encapsulated his placenta. Yes, it was ‘old’ with likely next to nil hormones, but I didn’t feel I had anything to lose. A colleague of mine had recently encapsulated her daughter’s two-year old frozen placenta and felt an inner calm return almost immediately. She had struggled with hemorrhoids since birth and this condition disappeared two days after taking her pills.
As an Encapsulationist, I see firsthand the ways in which a new mom benefits from taking her capsules … rich breast milk, balanced moods, increased iron levels, deeper sleep … I don’t need science-based research to convince me of the power of placenta capsules. I see with my own eyes, hear with my own ears.
Encapsulating My Placenta
So, I decided to encapsulate my placenta that had been sitting in the freezer waiting to be planted under an apple tree since the birth of my son in 2007. Luckily, I had double-bagged it in a Ziploc bag so freezer burn was minimal (what deteriorates nutrients). I thawed my placenta and got started with a dear friend taking the pictures you see here. My son, Thomas, was by my side the whole time, fascinated by the blood and long umbilical cord that fed him while he was inside of my belly.
Other than a bit of extra film around the outside (due to being frozen for a long time), my placenta appeared to be no different then a fresh placenta. The color was a rich red and the whole process was just beautiful. I had a cup of mother’s tea (liquid from steaming process) while the placenta dehydrated and afterwards, Thomas helped me to pack and fill my capsules for a total of 87 pills.
We made a tincture by pouring alcohol over pieces of dried placenta and left it to steep in a cool spot for 6 weeks. This medicinal remedy is a lifetime constitutional remedy and especially good at calming nerves, soothing fears, easing menstrual symptoms, and relaxing digestive troubles.
After my 2nd dose of capsules, I felt an instant grounding and slightly drugged in my head. Only way I can describe this feeling is to say I had a strong calm in my eyes and brain. After a week taking my capsules, I woke with a profound calm spreading in the pit of my belly. I felt rooted in. I was also glad that I had taken the time to do this small something to nourish myself.
I may not have gotten the massive hormone infusion that I would have had I ingested my placenta in capsule form during the first weeks after giving birth, but I did get a taste of what the moms I encapsulate for might feel 💜
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Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. However, statements here are not evaluated by the FDA and my service is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make any decisions to consume your placenta with your care provider. I am not a medical doctor, holistic practitioner, or herbalist. Those utilizing this service take full responsibility for using their placenta capsules, tea, and tincture at their own risk.