Placenta - Zi He Che
Products Featuring This Herb:
Other Common Names
Page # In Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs
Zi He Che
Jing, Qi and Blood
Sweet and Salty
Organ Meridian Systems
Kidney, Heart and Lung
Part Used and Form
Cleaned, boiled placenta
To tonify Yang and nourish Yin Jing, to build Qi and Blood
Placenta is the quintessential Jing restorative substance. Jing is burned up in the body by life itself, but most especially by chronic and acute stress and excessive behavior, including overwork, excessive emotionalism, substance abuse, chronic pain or illness and sexual excess (especially in men). Excessive menstrual patterns, pregnancy and childbirth can result in a dramatic drain on the Jing of a woman, especially in middle aged women. There are special tonics that fortify Jing and these are found among the Yin and Yang tonics. Jing tonics are used to replace the spent energy and to build up large reserves for future use.
Because of its original role of nurturing new life, Placenta is considered to be the most profound substance for replenishing Yin and Yang essence and blood. It is also considered to be a major Qi tonic. It is the dominant ingredient in a number of the greatest “restorative” formulations, where quick and powerful replenishment of spent essence is required. It is used along with Tortoise shell, Turtle shell, Polygonum, Goji, Ginseng, Morinda, Astragalus, Cordyceps, Deer Antler, Ant and other major tonics to restore lost essence.
It is routinely used, naturally, after childbirth. But it may also be used after any extremely draining experience, including injury, trauma and surgery. In addition, it can be rejuvenating to someone who has experienced a long period of extreme stress, such as is experienced in chronic abuse, overwork, imprisonment, war, trauma or deep grieving, etc.
Most importantly, it can be used during such experiences to prevent exhaustion and to resist the sped up aging process that generally accompanies such stress.
Placenta is marketed as a Chinese patent medicine by itself, but historically is always used as part of a formula.
- Ginseng, Deer Antler and Cordyceps to tonify primal Qi and Kidney yin and yang
- Dang Gui and White Peony to tonify blood
- Tortoise Plastrum to tonify Kidney yin
Varieties and Grading
Although we use Deer and Goat Placenta from New Zealand, traditionally, Human placenta is a product mainly produced in the People’s Republic of China. The placenta is provided by healthy young mothers. The fresh placenta is cleaned, cooked and processed at a special biotechnology laboratory under the scrutiny of the Ministry of Health. Each placenta is individually tested for any viral or other contamination. This is a highly refined process and the end result is a unique, absolutely safe and incredible tonic substance. New Zealand is a Di Tao source for Dear and Goat Placenta where ours is prepared under the strictest standards in the world.
Only buy placenta from a dealer you know and only purchase placentas that are in perfect condition. They are a light yellow color and should be individually packaged. Each placenta should be perfectly circular.