Having your placenta encapsulated can offer many benefits including, but not limited to, postpartum hemorrhage, balancing hormones after birth and preventing postpartum depression, and boosting your breastmilk supply.
The placenta is cleaned, steamed, and dehydrated. It's then ground and put into capsules ready to consume with recommended dosage instructions included. The capsules are typically ready within 24 hours.
Placenta tinctures are less known about but extremely helpful in things that come after in life. A couple drops can help with your mood and hormone balances and cramping and discomfort associated with your menstrual cycle. It can also help during menopause. It has a shelf life of many, many years when stored in a dark cool place.
A small chunk of placenta, about 1/4-1/2 and inch, is taken before the rest is dehydrated. It's then put in a solution of alcohol and kept in complete darkness for a minimum of 6 weeks before being strained and transferred into smaller bottles that can be used for years to come.
Placenta prints are probably the most common form of placenta art. This is done by gently placing a sheet of sturdy paper over the placenta to transfer the image. This can be done plane or with colors. Some people will take the plane prints and paint over them creating new images as another form of art.