To celebrate the birth of his month old son Alastair, rocker Rod Stewart buried the birthing placenta in a backyard garden after spreading it with tea tree oil. Rod and his fiancee, Penny Lancaster, then planted a walnut tree, bought by Penny’s mother, over the placenta. The couple held a ceremony around the planting, citing that Penny’s placenta would now be able to live on spiritually for centuries.
"We brought the placenta home and put it in the freezer so we could bury it later," Penny said. "I said, ‘This is for our little Alastair. May he have a long and healthy life.’ Rod then passed a spade to his son Liam, who shoveled in some earth. Then we all took turns. We all jumped on the top and flattened the ground. It was a resting place for it."
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Source: The Canadian Press BANG Media International