The placenta has an amazing network of blood vessels which can make for an amazing placenta print. A print is made by using the placenta, along with its bloody coating, as a stamp to outline and detail the placenta on paper. Here’s one I did for a client recently – the amazing tree of life!
Homeopathic Placenta Remedy
I’ve never done this personally but a dear midwife friend of mine does it regularly and swears by its benefits.
You can also find details about this http://www.placentalremedy.com/
This is where the placenta is steamed, dehydrated, ground to a powder and put in capsules to make consuming it more palatable for mothers who choose to do this. Googling the benefits of consuming your placenta in this way will reveal some anecdotal evidence about its benefits. See the picture diary below of how a placenta is encapsulated.
|Rince the Placenta under running water |
to remove as much blood as possible
|Cut off membranes and cord|
|Cut placenta into quarters|
|steam placenta for approximately|
20 mins or until cooked through
|Slice placenta thinly|
of a food dehydrator.
Dehydrate placenta slices for 6-8 hours ensuring that before you grind the slices they are sufficiently dry. You can know this because when you break the pieces they will be crisp and snap. If the slices bend they are not dry enough and need to be dehydrated further.
|Grind placenta peices in a |
food processor, coffee grinder
or with a mortar and pestle
until a powder
|Fill capsules as per instructions|
on 'cap-m-quik' capsule filling equipment
Burying your placenta
Some women like to bury their placenta In the garden, it can be a ceremonious occasion and from reports, the placenta is quiet good for your plants. Some women choose a new plant to plant on top of it. Word is that it should be buried at least a foot down in the soil... this should also stop it from being dug up by pets in the yard.
I’m sure there are more things that could be done with your placenta- but these are the main things I’ve seen done with the amazing life giving organ- the placenta... if you’ve got something else that you have done with your placenta I would love to hear about it!
Melanie Jackson (Homebirth Midwife)