*Just a warning, you more than likely don’t need one if you’re interested in reading this article but there are photos of my placenta in this post.**
Placenta encapsulation is one of those phrases that makes most people run for the hills.
I’m here to show you that it’s nothing to be afraid of and can be extremely beneficial to your postpartum days.
It’s vital to ensure that your placenta if free of disease before attempting to prepare it for ingestion.
Depending on whether your birthing at home or in the hospital, you may have to sign a form or two that acknowledges that you know you’re keeping ‘bio-hazard waste’. Ironically, it’s the complete opposite but usually necessary.
This method of preparation is for encapsulation only.
*The link to my favorite products for encapsulated are found within the article and below.
What you’ll need…
A large pot
A metal colander
Dehydrator or baking sheet
Dehydrator or baking sheet
Step 1. Remove the sac and cord from the placenta
Step 2. Rinse the placenta thoroughly to remove any blood
Step 3. Slice the placenta into very thin strips, the thinner the better.
Step 4. If steaming, place the colander over the pot of boiling water and steam gently until no more red blood is seen. You can poke the placenta a few times with a knife to ensure it’s thoroughly steamed. Skip this step if choosing to dehydrate raw.
Step 5. Place strips into the dehydrator. You can also use an oven to dehydrate. If using the oven, bake the slices for roughly 12 hours at 150 degrees. Make sure they are completely dry. Feel free to keep the cord for a keepsake, you can see mine in the shape of a heart below.
Step 6. Grind the dried placenta into a powder. You can use a powered blender but a mortar and pestle (<this is my absolute favorite) is believed to keep the nutrients more in tact and beneficial.
Step 7. Fill the capsules with the powder.
I use these capsules, found here
You can fill the capsules by hand but a capsule machine is definitely quicker!
Step 8. Store in a glass container and keep in the freezer.
For your first dose, take 3 capsules. After the first day take 2 capsules daily.
If you feel you need more, you can always adjust. It’s just about finding what works for you.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and any illness should be checked with your health care provider. My goal is not to give out medical advice, but rather to share information.
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