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I am preparing placenta medicines from my placenta born tuesday, right now. (I've already made a tinture, coctails and small frozen pills ok). Now I am dehydrating it planning to make capsules.


I have rinced it in salt water, frozen it, defrosted it slightly, cut it into thin slices and it is now on baking trays in my oven ( I don't have a dehydrator).

When it comes to temperatures to dry it, I've seen different suggestions in different recipes, including in Cornelia Ennings book "Placenta: the gift of life" which I have read. In one recipe it said  no more than 108 degrees F. Others say much higher  (200 - 250 degrees F)

I tried 108 degrees as I would like it to be treated as gently as possible. But now it's been in the oven for five hours approx. and the slices still seem very wet. In Ennings book it says "on the lowest possible setting".


I am not impatient, I don't mind this taking time. I am just eager not to destroy it in any way. Is it ok that this will take many more hours? Can I just let it be in the oven until it is dry? Do you think it will at this temperature, just given time?

Or do you think I need to turn up the heat?


Thank you SO much for any advice!

Happy mama to DD 04 and 08 April 2011
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