What Is a Placenta Tincture? (updated July 2022)

Placenta Tincture

Are you considering placenta encapsulation services to improve your postpartum experience? Then you may have also heard about placenta tinctures. What is that? you ask. Well, here is your answer.

A tincture is a highly concentrated liquid extract of herbs, plants or other natural products. For example, vanilla extract, which you probably have in your pantry, is a tincture. Vanilla extract is made by dissolving a vanilla bean in alcohol.

Similarly, a placenta tincture is made by infusing dehydrated ground placenta powder in alcohol. We use a high-quality, gluten-free, 60% proof (or more), Vodka. Your postpartum placenta specialist will place the placenta powder and alcohol in a small jar where it stays for six weeks to get to full maturity. You should store your placenta tincture in a cool dark location such as a kitchen cabinet. Also, this service is only available as an add-on to our placenta encapsulation services.

First, you will complete taking your placenta pills. Once they are all gone, you will still have your placenta tincture! You may use the tincture after six weeks in times of stress, anxiety, or emotional lows. Simply place a small amount of drops under your tongue or in water, juice or tea as needed.

What are the benefits of consuming your placenta?

Many women testify that consuming placenta pills and tinctures helped them have a better postpartum experience. In fact, the reported benefits include:

  • Improves recovery from birth
  • Restores and balances post birth hormones
  • Reduction of postpartum hemorrhage
  • Replenishment of nutrients
  • Improves postpartum mood and energy
  • Reduces pain after childbirth
  • Supports lactation

What are the perks to getting a placenta tincture?

  • Longevity and stability – According to herbalist’s guidelines, a tincture does not expire.
  • Ease of storage – A tincture does not require refrigeration.
  • Ease of administering – A tincture penetrates the mucous membrane, therefore it is fast acting.

What are the drawbacks to a placenta tincture?

  • It will take 6 weeks before fully maturing.
  • Lack of familiarity and information and that is why we are sharing this post!

In Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year, noted herbalist Susun Weed writes that tinctures remain potent for many years and typically act very quickly and very effectively.

Lastly, check out Frequently Asked Questions About Placenta Encapsulation for more information or contact us to learn more about this service.

About Christie Collbran

Christie believes in helping women recognize their own inner wisdom, strength and power. Having served as President of the Tampa Bay Birth Network for six years and with ten years serving families as a birth doula, she has a reputation for leadership, dedication and compassion. A childbirth educator, certified lactation counselor as well as a certified doula, she makes a point of ensuring mothers and their partners understand all their birthing options and what to expect on their journey.> keep reading

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