This form of placenta medicine is not as well known as the dried, encapsulated placenta. However, it is so easy to do and has so many potential benefits, that I always include it in my placenta preparation. I select a portion of the raw placenta, before I prepare the rest of it for encapsulation, and tincture it in alcohol. After steeping for a while, the placenta solids can be strained off to create a long lasting, pure placenta "mother" tincture which can have a multiplicity of uses.
This basic tincture can be used directly by the mother during times of transition, illness or stress after she has used all of her placenta capsules. From PMS, depression, or menopause, many women swear by it. The tincture can also be diluted in a bit of water and given to the child when he or she is getting sick or in a time of transition. We don't know why it works but it seems to bring the child back to a state of physical and emotional balance. What a wonderful gift to be able to give to your child that can last their whole life!
The basic tincture can also be made into a homeopathic remedy that will be the child's perfect constitutional remedy. I sometimes tell people that this is sort of like helping reset the child to their "original factory settings". For this, a portion of the mother tincture is successively shaken and diluted; a 6c to 12c potency for the normal sickness and transitions of childhood or 40c up to an M potency for acute or chronic illnesses (and with the oversight of a licensed homeopathic practitioner). There is a good website with more information on Homeopathic Placenta Remedy that also includes instructions for making your own 6c remedy from the placenta tincture. If you do not want to make your own remedy we can make it for you - just let us know!
Placenta has long been known to have healing and restorative qualities for the skin. Several expensive anti-aging lotions and creams contain "sheep placenta extract" as their secret ingredient. I can create a natural and healing salve using some of your own placenta, custom made for your own use. Placenta salve can be made for ~ Cesarian and surgical scars ~ Perineal tears ~ As a general healing and skin-care salve
Placenta Burial & Tree Consultation
Some people want to bury either the whole or a part of the placenta. This may be done for cultural or personal reasons or as a way to honor their birth or as an expression of gratitude to the placenta itself for growing and protecting their child. When preparing your placenta for encapsulation, I can also save a piece of your placenta for you to bury if you so choose. I can preserve it with herbs and enshroud it with cloth for you as well.
Many people also like the idea of planting a tree over the placenta. A tree might be chosen that flowers or blooms during the child's birth month or hold some other significance to the child or family. I can offer advice on types of trees, ideal planting locations and other helpful tips.
Placenta Meal Preparation
Occasionally, a mother might choose to consume part or all of her placenta as a special postpartum meal instead of or in addition to placenta capsules. I can prepare this special meal for you using the recipe of your choosing.