As strange as it might sound, placenta medicine can tremendously benefit a woman in the postpartum period. In Chinese medicine, placenta medicine is called Zi He Che and has historically been given for various health problems, including infertility, impotence, and asthma. It is given to correct an imbalance in the body and is considered a blood builder and a qi builder.
Your placenta contains hormones which, by ingesting, may make the transition to motherhood easier. Some mothers report a decrease in baby blues and postpartum depression and an increase in milk supply after beginning to take their pills.
Placenta medicine also has nutritional benefits. Your placenta is a natural source of iron and protein. This may be especially beneficial if you have experienced a significant blood loss after giving birth.