Does the placenta have healing properties?
The placenta is an intricate organ that nourishes the growing fetus by exchanging nutrients and oxygen and filtering waste products via the umbilical cord. People have also been known to eat the placenta raw, cooked, or in smoothies or liquid extracts. Some people claim that placentophagy can prevent postpartum depression; reduce postpartum bleeding; improve mood, energy, and milk supply; provide important micronutrients, and have great healing properties. Does the placenta have healing properties?
@reilly Hello, No it can be harmful to both mother and the baby. it's possible for the placenta to become infected with bacteria and viruses – either while raw or during processing. People also consume the dried placenta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning against taking placenta capsules due to a case in which a newborn developed group B streptococcus (group B strep) after the mother took placenta pills containing group B strep and breastfed her newborn. The mother's breast milk was thought to be infected by group B strep bacteria that she acquired after eating her infected placenta. Group B strep can cause serious illness in newborns.