Have you ever given much thought to placenta encapsulation? Do you know much about it? Do you know why women are doing it? Or maybe you’ve never heard of it before?
Well, a wonderful business based here in Melbourne do it and they’re called Kindred Postnatal Products. Ciara is the lovely woman behind this business and she specialises in placenta encapsulation. Kindred PNP creates many remedies such as capsules, smoothies, tinctures, essences and balms for mothers.
Today I wanted to look into how it’s all done and what the benefits of placenta encapsulation are.
Placenta Encapsulation & Remedies
There are two ways in which your placenta can be encapsulated. Ciara offers both methods and you are welcome to choose for your placenta to be encapsulated with half one way, and half the other.
1. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Method
TCM involves steaming your placenta with ginger, lemon and chilli to increase the warming properties of your placenta and to ensure that it retains the natural Qi (energy) prior to dehydration. Lemon is grounding, ginger aids in circulation and chilli is warming for your blood and body. Your placenta is then dehydrated and ground into a fine powder, filling small capsules for you to ingest.
Positives: Clients who wish to reduce chances of post-natal depression are more likely to benefit from these capsules.
2. Raw or “Simple” Placenta Encapsulation
This method involves dehydrating the raw placenta, grinding it into a fine powder and then placing it into capsules for you to consume.
Clients who wish to benefit from increased energy levels are more likely to benefit from this method as the raw capsules yield a strong energy response. It is not recommended to take this capsules after 4:00pm to avoid being awake all night!
Made from a piece of your placenta that has been steeped in alcohol over 6 weeks, this is a strong remedy used for emotional, mental and psychological instability and can be known to aid clients during PMS and menopause. This will be posted to you 6 weeks post-birth, and can last a lifetime! It is a wonderful thing to know that once your capsules run out, your tincture is still available to you in times of need.
Placenta Balm / Cream
Due to the placenta’s regenerative cell properties, growth factors and high levels of oestrogen and collagen, placenta has been used in cosmetic creams for many years. Cream and balms are wonderful to heal scars (like caesarean scars), reduce blemishes, improve skin tone and colour and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Balm can also be a great treatment for nappy rash!
The essence of your placenta holds power to heal in times of need. Essence is known to support your immune system and can be used when you are ill and unable to take your capsules (TCM capsules are not recommended for during times of illness due to warming properties).
Most women report that after drinking their placenta smoothie, their milk comes in sooner and their blood loss is significantly reduced. This can be prepared in your hospital room or at your home, alternatively, Ciara can prepare it in her workspace and your support person can collect it to deliver it to you as soon as possible.
So what are the benefits of Placenta Encapsulation & Remedies?
Important Nutrients in the Placenta
Stem Cells and Growth Factors
Benefits of Placenta Encapsulation & Remedies
Reducing post-birth bleeding
Encourages a quick and healthy milk supply
Balances hormone levels
Reduces stress levels
Prevents the baby blues and postnatal depression
Improves the appearance of skin/hair/nails
If you’re looking for some more information, feel free to contact Ciara here and she’ll happily answer any questions you may have.