I am intrigued also, but it isnt for me. I was shown my placenta each time; the first baby was in a very 'natural focussed' hospital, & they showed me the sac, any spots on the planta,the cord, etc, all while explaining it all to me. It was great to see, & they slso asked if I would like to take it with me.
The thought of eating or cooking placenta absolutely churns my stomach. I do find it really disgusting to think about eating, sorry (but I am talking about me, not about anyone else. No judgement on anyone who does eat it). If there were scientific studies that showed great and tangible benefits, I would possibly swallow it encapsulated - but it would have to be worth the $400ish (cant remember exactly, but it was a lot) price tag that it costs for someone who does it in our area.