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Injured? Have placenta rubbed on your leg.

Warning: The visions this story conjurs up aren't safe for work. Or home. Injured Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie is going to try an unorthodox treatment for his injured ankle. He's flying to the Serbian home of Mariana Kovacevic. Once there, the housewife will (close your eyes) rub placenta on the injured area to help speed recovery. Apparently, he's not the first soccer player to try this. There seems to be a shroud of mystery around the whole procedure. Duh!

My question: Where does the placenta come from? A human? A pig?