Placenta Warming Broth
Have you heard about our wonderful Mother's Broth? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the postpartum woman is considered cold (when we lose blood and "Qi" [or life force] we turn cool [very “Yin”] and become “Yang” deficient).
In order to return our bodies to a warm flowing balance of energy we must warm the body.
Due to the postpartum woman being "cold", she must consume "warming" food (foods that have been cooked or steamed and/or foods that are hot/warm). The warm counteracts the cold in order to reestablish homeostasis within the body. TCM recommends for postpartum mothers to consume stews, soups, casseroles and other warm/cooked meals during the first few weeks postpartum.
(Side note: Did you know that the placenta, itself, is considered to be a warming food in TCM? This is due to its warming, healing, energetic properties!)
Wombmart provides each of its clients with a nutrient-dense placenta broth, which is a natural by-product of the steaming process. While it is mostly water, it contains essence of the placenta (especially hormones and iron). It also contains TCM “warming” herbs.
We encourage new mothers to drink this broth. A few teaspoons or tablespoons can be added to a drink (tea, coffee, juice, even root beer!) or put into a stew or soup. It may also be consumed straight out of the cup!
This valuable liquid is saved because it has been proven to be useful by many new mothers. Several Wombmart clients have noticed their milk came within hours of drinking the broth!
It can be stored, like any other natural broth, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It may also be placed in an ice cube tray to be frozen. The cubes can then be placed in a zip bag and used in teas, soups, stews, etc., as needed.
Some women take advantage of this broth, while others would prefer to only take the capsules.
If you prefer to not drink the broth, it also makes a wonderful plant food. (Also, we've received several reports of husbands and grandmothers consuming the broth, with positive results, such as a boost in energy!)