Shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), is a flowery plant from mustard family. This plant is often used as an herbal medicine for several conditions, especially ones involving excessive bleeding.
Shepherd’s purse is best known for its antibleeding properties. Shepherd's Purse is recommended as a treatment for both internal and external bleeding.
Internally, it is especially used for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding, bleeding after child birth and when there is blood present in urine, stool, and vomit.
Externally, the herb is used to speed up the healing of minor wounds, cuts and scrapes.
In alternative medicine, shepherd's purse is typically used as a natural remedy for the following health problems:
Useful for Bladder infections
helps with menstrual bleeding and cramping
Treat Internal & External Bleeding
Good for kidney disease
Control low blood pressure
Treat mild heart failure
It contains cancer-fighting properties
If you’re taking shepherd’s purse for the first time, you should discuss its use with your doctor, as any people have an allergy to shepherd’s purse.
Following are the Signs of an allergic reaction to shepherd’s purse include:
It can cause trouble in breathing
Can form Kidney Stones
Affect the central nervous system
Tightness or pain in your throat or chest
Skin blisters, hives, or rash
Red, itchy, or swollen skin
Drowsiness or fatigue
Thyroid function changes
Changes in blood pressure
Changes in your heart rate or heartbeat