Placental encapsulation is the practice of ingesting the placenta after it has been dehydrated, ground, and placed into pills. Traditionally, then taken by the mother and is believed to bring numerous health benefits. It is normally taken shortly after giving birth, during a woman’s menstrual period, many believe that it helps counter some of the symptoms of menopause.
Substantial studies on Placentophagy protocol in management of postpartum:
“Giving…placenta to a new mother following birth has become standard protocol among a growing number of midwives in the United States. By nourishing the blood and fluids, endocrine glands and organs, Placenta will …reduce or stop postpartum bleeding, speed up recovery, boost energy and relieve postpartum blues.” Homes, Peter. 1993. Jade Remedies, Snow Lotus Press, 352.”