Placenta – Worth Trying? Human Maternal Placentophagia: Possible Benefit and Potential Risks

@inproceedings{Johnson2018PlacentaW,
  title={Placenta – Worth Trying? Human Maternal Placentophagia: Possible Benefit and Potential Risks},
  author={Sophia K. Johnson and Jana Pastuschek and J{\"u}rgen R{\"o}del and Udo R Markert and Tanja Groten},
  booktitle={Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde},
  year={2018}
}
The use of placenta preparations as an individual puerperal remedy can be traced back to historical, traditional practices in Western and Asian medicine. To evaluate the ingestion of processed placenta as a puerperal remedy, the potential risks (trace elements, microorganisms) and possible benefit (hormones in the placental tissue) of such a practice are discussed in this article based on a literature review. 
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