bloody-plant                                                                                                                                                Photo by Joey Prince


I was watching a video last week, where a woman was discussing how healthy her plants were growing and she couldn't wait to tell us what she had been using to spark the new growth. When she revealed a small jar of her period blood mixed with a little water, I sat with my hands over my mouth in complete and utter shock. I couldn't believe I was seeing someone's actual period blood up close and personal, on my screen.

Once I got over my initial shock and listened to what she had to say, I became intrigued. Can we really use our period blood to grow healthy plants and food? After doing a little research, it appears that we can. It's crazy to me that something we usually dread every month can aid in nourishing the soil we grow our food in. It comes from us and it can feed us. When you really think about it, it doesn't seem as shocking and strange anymore. Now, I'm not sure if I'm quite ready to take that leap with my period blood, but hey, it can't be any worse than the meat packing industry using animal poop to grow food.

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