Dead baby pills?

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  1. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 9 years ago
    1. jennzie profile image80
      jennzieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      The sickos who came up with this must have been severely ill- mentally.

    2. heleineoman profile image60
      heleineomanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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)

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Have you ever thought about weighing evidence, noting authority in sources and adjusting for racial prejudice? Have you ever thought about what sells newspapers or gets views online?

        Have you ever, in fact, thought?

  2. WryLilt profile image92
    WryLiltposted 9 years ago

    That is disgusting. I remember reading about aborted foetuses being a delicacy in some places, too. Ewwww!

  3. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 9 years ago

    I think I just threw up in my mouth. Jonathan Swift is turning in his grave.

  4. kerryg profile image85
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    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?

  5. profile image0
    paxwillposted 9 years ago

    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.

  6. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 years ago

    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: … 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.

    1. kerryg profile image85
      kerrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. ptosis profile image76
      ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. jennzie profile image80
        jennzieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, they sell this sh*t in America??

        That's pretty disturbing.

      2. leahlefler profile image98
        leahleflerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. ptosis profile image76
          ptosisposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Thnx for the clarification - I always wondered how if human if could be sold since selling of any body part - except blood & plasma is illegal.

  7. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 9 years ago

    Wow, I'm dumbfounded. This is considered an alternative therapy? EEEWWWW.... that's just... disturbing.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      as above.

  8. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 years ago

    Henna 'n' Placenta. That made my toes curl up.

  9. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 9 years ago

    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:

    A quote:

    '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.

    1. leahlefler profile image98
      leahleflerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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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