Tincture & Tea for Placenta Encapsulation Service
Tara Carpenter, CPES.
Bringing hormonal support to new mothers in Vermont since 2011.
In addition to turning your placenta into capsules, I offer placenta tincture for no additional fee; made by steeping a small amount of dried placenta in high grade alcohol – the final product is strained and placed in a bottle that the client will shake every now and then for a few weeks before straining through cheesecloth into a small dropper bottle that will be left for your convenience. Dosage handout provided at time of service.
I asked Tara to make tincture for me as a way to extend the benefits of my placenta long after my capsules are gone! ~ B.F. Middlesex, VT.
This constitutional remedy contains some of the same benefits the placenta capsules provide and though the capsules are often enough to balance the hormonal system of most mothers, most find the tincture to be helpful further down the road. The capsules are generally taken in the postpartum for 3 weeks because this is average time the hypothalamus takes to once again begin producing hormones – during pregnancy a woman’s hormones are produced by the placenta (why valuable to ingest placenta in capsule form). Most women I work with feel out of sorts for longer then 3 weeks postpartum and use the tincture thereafter.
If you are interested in having placenta tincture made at the time of encapsulation then you will be asked to purchase a half pint (if half-pints are unavailable, a pint will be fine) of 100 proof vodka or brandy, and have it available at your home on day of service.
This remedy is shelf-stable and when properly cared for can last a lifetime! You can even have a small amount of the placenta tincture turned into a homeopathic remedy by a local herbalist or homeopath.
Placenta tincture can provide hormonal support during significant fluctuations in hormones like after giving birth, having your menstrual period, or during moments of stress, like returning to work and keeping up with visitors. Baby can use tincture to calm nerves, soothe fears, colic, teething trouble (rub into gums), diaper rash (mix into salve), and in times of transition/distress (i.e., starting day-care, separation anxiety).
The tincture will be ready at 6 weeks postpartum and most moms appreciate this because this is when her placenta capsules normally run low. Tincture can step in as a way to extend the benefits that the capsules once provided at a weaker strength.
I used my tincture long after giving birth to balance hormones during monthly premenstrual syndrome and times of anxiety; as an older woman I now use to prevent hot flashes, palpitations and mood swings.
Even moms who swear they won’t drink the tea, drink the tea 🙂 So far, everyone says they are glad to have done so. Tea is made from broth used to steam the placenta during encapsulation and steeped with lactation-friendly herbs (spearmint, fennel, etc.) and lightly sweetened with honey.
On the day of service, I pour tea into a disposable cup for mother to sip on after birth. Any remaining tea is poured into ice cube trays and frozen into cubes placed in a labeled Ziploc bag in freezer. Most moms take 1-2 “cubes” after placenta capsules are gone to maintain hormonal well-being and feel calm. You will receive a dosage handout on day of encapsulation.
I am thrilled to sip this nourishing tea. I am two days postpartum and today is encapsulation day, along with gorgeous prints and tincture, I am resting in bed with baby and tea is what I need. Thank you for this experience. ~ B.L., Burlington
Benefits of Placenta Tincture & Tea
- Balance hormonal fluctuations during postpartum period
- Soothe indigestion for mom and baby
- Decrease insomnia and sleep disorders
- Ease anxiety and emotional distress
- Reduce symptoms of PMS and later in life – for menopause
- Reduce colic and teething in baby
- Aids trauma, transition, or emotional distress
- Stabilize mood
I needed a blood transfusion because of low iron levels after hemorrhaging. I didn’t want a transfusion, so drank a pint of the tea and two doses of capsules and improved so much I was released without a transfusion. ~ IP, Montpelier, VT.
Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. However, statements on this website aren't evaluated by FDA and products from these services aren't intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make any decision to consume your placenta with a licensed care provider. A Placenta Encapsulationist is not a doctor, holistic practitioner, pharmaceutical representative, or herbalist. Women utilizing this service take responsibility for using placenta capsules at own risk.