Tincture & Tea for Vermont Placenta Encapsulation
Tara Carpenter, CPES.
Bringing hormonal support to new mothers in Vermont since 2011.
Placenta tea and tincture are provided as part of the encapsulation service I offer new mothers in Vermont at no additional cost.
Placenta tincture contains many of the same benefits that are received from the capsules and is best used once the capsules are gone. Like the capsules, the tincture provides hormonal support at times of significant fluctuations in hormones like when menstrual period returns or you need to return to work and stress is high, etc. This medicinal remedy is also for baby to calm nerves, soothe fears/colic/teething troubles, and diaper rash (mix drops into salve) or during times of transition or distress (going to day-care, school, separation anxiety) or for the common cough.
A tincture is made by pouring alcohol over a small portion of dehydrated placenta and steeped in a cool, dark spot for 6 weeks.
The tincture is a way to extend many of the benefits the capsules provided; especially once they are all gone because tincture lasts a long time when stored properly. You can also take a small portion of tincture to a local herbalist and have a constitutional homeopathic sugar pellet remedy made for you and baby; one that can last a lifetime.
Even moms who swear they won’t drink the tea, drink the tea 🙂 And say they are glad to have done so. I think we become more open-minded after giving birth and things like ‘placenta tea’ make sense. Tea is made from a broth steeped with lactation-friendly herbs (spearmint, fennel, etc.), lightly sweetened with honey, and poured into a disposable cup for the mother in the days after birth. Any remaining tea is frozen into ice cube trays (I bring) and placed in a labeled Ziploc bag and in your freezer.
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 just what I need. Thank you for this experience. ~ B.L., Burlington
Disclaimer: Benefits of placenta encapsulation are supported by ongoing research. However, statements on this website aren't evaluated by the FDA and products from these services aren't intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please make any decision in regards to consuming your placenta with a licensed care provider. A Placenta Encapsulationist isn't a doctor, holistic practitioner, pharmaceutical representative, or herbalist. Women utilizing this service take full responsibility for using their placenta capsules at own risk.