If I might add, in Laurence Gardner's book regarding the menstrual blood. It contains a Telomerase which is an enzime which works on the Pineal Gland. According to Gardner, this practice was "banned" This ban on drinking menstral blood apparently began around the time of Noah wherein the bible expresses it "Flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof,shall ye no eat' (Genesis (:4)). When the temple on Serabit el-khadim was found, they found the white powder now known as monatomic gold. The monatomic gold reacts similarly on the pineal gland as the menstral blood. I am curious, if the umbilical cord and amniotic sac would not have the same effect and also be useful as a replacement for stemcell research. It would be wonderful if we found out we could save our on birthing matter and use it so cure ourselves. I think it is amazing, how in medicine, things that were used thousands of years ago are actually being found to work. I have also read, that urine is useful for healing wounds if you don't have anything else to use. Even though the idea of eating/drinking menstual is rather nauseating today, if it worked, you can imagine how quickly people would be looking to buy it on the net.
Just a thought.