Could eating placenta have medical benefits? TweetShareGoogle+Email Both animal and human placenta has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics. But could ingesting it provide medical benefits? RobinHamman / via Flickr Could eating placenta, or the afterbirth, provide medical benefits for mothers, or possibly, all humans? That’s the question behind a new paper from a team of Buffalo researchers. But, as Daniel Robison reports, finding the answer will not be easy. Tags: localinnovation trailuniversity at BuffaloplacentaTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.