Thursday, June 9, 2011

Shepherds Purse – Capsella Bursa-pastoris – Monograph

Common Name – Shepherds Purse

Botanical Name – Capsella Bursa-pastoris

Parts Used – Aerial parts

Active Constituents - Flavonoids; luteolin-7-rutinoside and quercitin-3-rutinoside, Polypeptides, Plant acids; fumaric and bursic acids, Bases; choline, acetylcholine, histamine, tyramine.

Properties - Astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, detergent, vulnerary, styptic.

What can it be used for?

Can be taken internally for – water retention, nosebleeds, internal hemorrhages, stimulation of the menstrual process and excess menstrual flow.

Can be used topically for minor wounds.


Tea – three cups a day

Tincture – thirty drops three times a day

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