Shepherd's Purse

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Common Name Shepherd's Purse
Latin Name Capsella bursa-pastoris
Family Cruciferae
Part Used Aerial parts
Gathering Time Gather before flowering
Constituents Tyraminine, choline acetylcholine, tannin, essential oil, resin, saponins, flavonoids, diosmine, potassium
Actions Uterine stimulant, diuretic, astringent, vulnerary
Common Uses Styptic, stops internal bleeding from G.I. tract, menstruation, or other reckless bleeding. Used for IBS, hemorrhoids, ulcers, bleeding gums, excessive flooding during menses.
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