Shepherd's purse plant cut IPHYM Herbalism Capsella bursa-pastoris L.

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Shepherd's purse plant cut IPHYM Herbalism Capsella bursa-pastoris L.

The Shepherd's purse is used for its hemostatic action anticoagulant, healing, uterine tonic, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, diarrhea.

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Used for : diarrhea, menopause, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, injury, shots, breakthrough bleeding, heavy periods

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Shepherd's purse plant cut IPHYM Herbalism Capsella bursa-pastoris L.

Latin name: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) MEDIK.

Family: Brassicaceae - crucifers

Synonyms: purse shepherd Capuchin purse, purse to Judas, malène to shepherd, briefcase, suitcase in Shepherd, wheel, thousand-flowers, wild mustard, stool

Characteristics: annual plant growing everywhere. This is a "weed". It is found throughout Europe and other continents.

Properties of shepherd's purse

For centuries the hemostatic under this plant is known, it is recommended for women in cases of breakthrough bleeding at puberty and menopause. This is a vasoconstrictor and hemostatic indicated if heavy, irregular rules, and / or painful. Also useful against nasal bleeding, strokes and external injuries, or against circulatory disorders.

- Vasoconstrictor (flavonoids, tyramine)
- Antihemorrhagic

Indications Shepherd's purse

Shepherd's purse is useful in all cases of nosebleeds, excessive menstrual bleeding, fibroids.
Shepherd's purse is also used against hypertension, menopausal disorders, diarrhea, urinary incontinence, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

Dosage of shepherd's purse

Confirmed by the use justified by pharmacology:

- Disorders of the venous circulation - Oral: decoction 50 g / l, decoction 30 minutes, 250 ml / day twice
- Bleeding: 1 cup decoction, 3-4 times / day, 10 days before menstruation

Preparation: Painful and / or irregular

Soak 200 grams in 1 liter of wine (red or white) for 8 days pass expressing.

Take 1 tablespoon every hour

Botanical description of shepherd's purse

Caspella means "cassette" in Latin; bursa pastoris, referring to the fruit that looks like a purse.

Called "Shepherd's purse" or "Exchange shepherd" several species of herbaceous plants of the genus Capsella, family Brassicaceae, including Capsella rubella and Capsella bursa-pastoris.

They are so named because their fruit looks like the purse (purse or small bag of food) a pastor, a shepherd. The fruit is flat like a shepherd's purse is usually empty. They are called shepherd's purse, purse or purse Capuchin Judah. The Capuchin monk here, poor, whose purse is empty too.

The whole plant is astringent and finds its use in diarrhea and dysentery; it is mostly used in uterine bleeding, women whose rules are repeated too often or lasts too long, also effective in other nasal forms, renal, and the spitting of blood for consumptive (180 g in one liter of water , marinate 8 days, sweeten, take 1 tablespoon in the morning and evening).

The advice of our pharmacist herbalist to extract the active principles of plants:

How to make an infusion easily shepherd's purse

For flowers, leaves, berries and seeds essential oil.

  • Pour 500 ml of boiling water (removed from the heat once boiling) 1 c. Coffee (3-5 g) herb (or herb mixture), then cover.
  • Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes for fresh plants, and 5 to 15 minutes to dry plants.
  • Strain and drink the tea hot or not after adding some honey or natural syrup.

Prepare your teas of shepherd's purse and herbal infusions with low mineral water. Water plays an important role as it conveys the properties of plants.

Drinks based shepherd's purse generally act better on an empty stomach. Often, it is suggested to drink herbal infusions and teas in small sips throughout the day, but it is also possible to divide the daily dose of medicinal plants in 2 or 3 doses. Indications are simply taking the natural remedy if necessary.

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