9 Health Benefits of Shepherd's Purse

Chitra Prasadan

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19-Feb-2018 Share


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 

Treat Diarrhea

Treat Headache

Good for kidney disease

Control low blood pressure

boost fertility   

Treat mild heart failure

It contains cancer-fighting properties

Side Effects of Shepherd's Purse

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

Upset stomach

Thyroid function changes

Changes in blood pressure

Changes in your heart rate or heartbeat


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