When not to take your placenta pills
According to TCM principles, placenta should not be taken if the body is fighting off a common cold, flu, or infection.
If you should get a breast infection (mastitis), the pills should not be taken until infection is cleared.
If symptoms such as chills, fever, sneezing, aches, flushed cheeks, hot palms and feet or night sweats should occur, stop taking the capsules until the body has fought this off.
The reason for this is because placenta is extremely tonifying in nature and can cause a pathogen to grow stronger and go deeper into the body according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, many continue taking their capsules with no ill effects. Again, it is important for you to listen to what your body needs and choose accordingly.