OK, I just got done doing my dd's placenta.
She delivered in the hospital and they gave her the placenta - no problem - to take home. We froze it right away because with the new baby and the 2 y. old we had our hands full for a while. Cooking organic, vegetarian every day besides...
Anyway, after 10 days I came back home, and I brought the frozen placenta with me. Yesterday I defrosted it in the refrigerator. This evening I took it out, cut the cord off - I asked dh to do it but he handed me the scissors with a long arm barely getting them close enough for me to reach - and was out of here.
So, I cut the cord off, and tried to take it out of the sack. It wouldn't come out, so I put it in a pan and boiled it on very low heat for about 15 minutes. Actually I was surprised that it did not have a bad smell. It smelled like liver from what I remember.
After it was boiled, I drained it and rinsed it thoroughly. I still only got half the sack off, the other side was like glued to it so I left it on.
Then I cut it into thin slices, put it on a broiler (cookie) sheet, I greased it a bit with some butter, and it's now in the oven dehydrating.
When it's dry (maybe by tomorrow morning) I will crumble it up. Perhaps it will turn to powder.
I want to give it to dd to either use now, taking it by capsules, or maybe saving it for when she goes through menopause. (?)
DD has no depressions, but I figure it can't hurt and besides, she wanted to make use of it. So...
Can it be saved for like 20 yrs.? How?
After I sliced it I called dh into the kitchen and asked him whether he wanted a sandwich. He bolted out of her so fast and yelled something about me being a sadist...
I just don't understand? He used to eat tongue sandwiches growing up. I yelled back it's even better than tongue
I was just having a little fun.
I see nothing gross about it and I am glad I did it.