(Capsella bursa pastoris)
In our childhood we must have picked it and plucked its heart-shaped leaves while saying “should I, should I not” or “loves me, loves me not”. Shepherd’s purse is another widespread, resistant weed plant, a bit inconspicuous but extremely medicinal. In some languages it is also called “girl’s herb” for a good reason: it has the ability to cure painful menstruation.
Shepherd’s purse is a treasure trove of useful substances: flavonoids, polypeptides, choline, acetylcholine, histamine, carotenoids, glucosinolates and vitamins A, B, C and K. Thanks to peptides that have a hemostatic effect, this plant has a great ability to reduce bleeding, externally and internally and to soothe inflammations and burns. That is why it is great for heavy and painful menstruation, haemorrhoids, nosebleeds and inflamed bleeding gums.
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