For more than 1400 years, human placenta supplementation has been used to treat a number of conditions, including infertility, asthma, arthritis, dizziness, emaciation and hypogalactia (low milk production) in postpartum women.Wu, 2005. Enning, 2007.
“Placentophasia (consuming the placenta) is the practice or ingesting placenta either raw or modified by cooking or encapsulation.”Young & Benyshek, 2010
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Young SM, Benyshek DC (2010) In Search of human placentophagy: A cross-cultural survey of human placenta consumption, disposal practices, and cultural beliefs. Ecol Food Nutr 49 (6): 467–8
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