ways to honor your placenta
There are several ways to honor your placenta. From consuming it to making art, or an offer to Pachamama. Here you can find some of the placenta medicine we offer. Placenta encapsulation, mother tincture, father tincture, umbilical cord tincture, cream, mother essential, placenta readings about family lineage, and the baby's power animal. We also make some art: prints, tamborcito, dreamcatcher, and jar garden with the umbilical cord.
To consume in the weeks an months after birth
Placenta encapsulation consisting in dehydrating the placenta and encapsulating it. The process takes on average two days and can be made up to 5 months after delivery (when the placenta was kept frozen).
Benefits: indicated for decreasing baby blues symptoms; it increases milk production; improvement in mood swings; iron replacement after birth; an increase of energy.
To consume for life
The tincture is made in a process that takes about 6 weeks. Tinctures are a great way to keep placenta medicine for longer as it is made with alcohol. When properly stored, the family can use it for a very long time.
At Ventre, we make three different kinds of tincture: mother tincture, father tincture, and umbilical cord tincture. According to Andean wisdom, each one of the tinctures can assist with different things. The umbilical cord tincture can be used for the arteries, bronchi, lymphatic, nervous, urinary, respiratory and digestive systems. The best tincture for the baby's first year.
Benefits: assists in regenerating the vital force and strengthening the immune system; balances the emotional and physical; assists in the postpartum, during your menstrual cycle it is indicated for PMS; menopause; insomnia; stress; and can also assists in cases of anxiety.
To use for several skin issues
The placenta cream is made with the placenta and a combination of food to your family's skin, like shea butter and coconut oil. It takes about 2 days to be ready for use.
Benefits: therapeutic massage on baby and family; assists with collagenases healing the wounds; healing and skin regeneration (bites, rash, psoriasis, and others); skin hydration.
To consume right after labor
The mother essential is a kind of tincture (a kind of because the process is similar) but that takes some hours to be ready to consume. Some people after labor needs an extra boost and the mother essential can be a great ally while the other medicines are made.
Reading of the placenta
An spiritual approach
Based on the Andean wisdom, it is possible to make several readings on the placenta. We offer two readings: lineage reading to get information about the family lineage, and the baby's power animal reading. Both readings are made in the most loving way to give you what else your placenta has to offer you. A placenta is also an oracle, and it stays with us forever.
The sound of your heart
This is one of the most amazing objects one can make with the placenta. It is a very delicate memoir to connect with the wisdom of your placenta.
Jar Garden with umbilical cord
To keep the connection between worlds
The garden is made with spices and dried flowers. Inside it is placed the baby's dried umbilical cord. A pretty and gentle memoir.
To guard the baby
In the Andean tradition, it is made an amulet with the baby's placenta to be kept by the family. In the first seven years, the mother is in charge of guarding and protecting the amulet, from seven to fourteen, it is the father's responsibility. From 14 until 21, the response is the godmother or godfather. When the kid, now an adult, becomes 21 he/she receives their own amulet.