(CAPSELLA BURSA-PASTORIAL)  Shepherds’s purse is used for cases of hemorrhaging after childbirth, excessive menstruation, and internal bleeding in the lungs and colon. It helps to constrict the blood vessels and is used to regulate blood pressure and heart functions. A lot of people get shepherds purse leaves confused with dandelion leaves. They do look similar, however have rosettes of dandelion leaves have rosettes that faced toward the center of the plant and shepherd’s purse leaf rosettes face outward. You can also identify the difference in the two herbs by ripping the leaves and only dandelion leaves will put out a milky white sap. It acts as a stimulant and tonic for catarrh, which is excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the nose, throat, or urinary tract associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane.  Shepherd’s purse is an excellent astringent which will stop bleeding of the lungs, colon, kidneys, and bladder.  Shepherd’s purse is high in vitamin C and contains also contains vitamins E and K. It also has iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, tin, zinc, sodium, and sulphur. The main applications of Shepherd’s purse is Blood pressure, decrease blood,  painful menstruation, urinary tract infections, and ear infections. 

Shepherd's Purse