The sickos who came up with this must have been severely ill- mentally.
Can we consider this cannibalism? They're actually taking the flesh of an innocent human being. I believe fetuses are still human beings at the very early stage and they have the right to life although at some circumstances, their existence is negotiable (for example the fetus is a threat to a woman's life)
That is disgusting. I remember reading about aborted foetuses being a delicacy in some places, too. Ewwww!
I think I just threw up in my mouth. Jonathan Swift is turning in his grave.
The Chinese really need to do some sort of major campaign to counteract all the quack medical cures they seem obsessed with. Driving tigers to extinction is horrible, but not exactly surprising, given the way humans in general treat animals in general and large predators in particular. But powdered dead babies - who comes up with this shit?
I have a new Chines pill idea: powdered remains of Chinese quack doctors. They give you the power to become a quack doctor yourself and make millions selling macabre pills.
Its one of those Daily Mail type stories. Shock, horror and self righteous indignation.
It is not worth thinking about until you get a reputable news source with solid evidence.
This is China's rebuttal out of interest: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012 … 241260.htm
Not that this is trustworthy, either.
p.s. Beauty products using extracts from human placentas are lot more common than you think. Tom Cruise is a fan, apparently.
I hear there's a current fad in the US to fry placentas up like liver and eat them. Personally, unless you have reason to think you're malnourished, it seems unnecessary to me in this day and age, but you're right, Will, people the world over do love their quack cures.
I see them on the shelf of American stores and for some reason is not considered gross by some folks. Reminds me of Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed who bathed in the blood of virgins to keep a youthful appearance.
Wow, they sell this sh*t in America??
That's pretty disturbing.
While I still find it extremely gross, it is noteworthy to state that the placenta shampoos use either animal placentas or plant "placentas," not human. The La Bella brand uses sheep placenta, which is the source used by most placenta shampoos. A brand that uses plant placentas (located just beneath the pistil of the flower) is Royal Placenta - so not quite what one might think from looking at the label.
Wow, I'm dumbfounded. This is considered an alternative therapy? EEEWWWW.... that's just... disturbing.
I remember a case in the UK not so long ago involving a midwife using human placentas to create 'energy' pills. That obviously caused a scandal.
This is a recipe for preparing a human placenta for Chinese medicine use from a US midwife: http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/eatplcnt.html
'Take the raw placenta, cut off the cord and membranes. Use a sharp knife; it's tough! Cut the placenta into two or three pieces, and put them in the blender'
You could not make it up.
There is a trend in the US for women to eat their own placentas after childbirth. It completely grosses me out - not sure what the supposed "benefit" is (if there truly is one - I tend to believe double-blind studies far more than subjective opinion). From what I've read (Washington Post article), women believe placenta consumption will prevent post-partum depression. The same article also mentions people sometimes make prints of the placenta as a keepsake - with its own blood or colored paint.
For the record, I am now thoroughly nauseated and don't feel like breakfast. This subject is excellent for my diet plan!
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