Gross, Grounding, or Groovy? Human Placenta Biscuits on Sale in Hong Kong Despite Ban

A section of human placenta seen under a microscope. (Dr. Josef Reischig/Wikimedia Commons)
A section of human placenta seen under a microscope. (Dr. Josef Reischig/Wikimedia Commons)

Selling human placentas is illegal in Hong Kong, but some traditional Chinese medicine stores there provide them in biscuit-form under the counter, according to the South China Morning Post.

They’re called “tseh ji hong,” and can be eaten as is, or crumbled into water.

Fans say they’re great for the complexion, and help new mothers boost iron levels after birth, as well as produce more milk.

What do you think… Is the idea gross, cool, or completely natural?

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