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Shepherd's Purse

Other Names: Shepherd's Purse, Shepherd's Sprout, Shepherd's Bag, Shepherd's Scrip, Lady's Purse, Witches' Pouches, Case Weed, Pickpocket, Blindweed, Pepper and Salt, Sanguinary, Mother's Heart, Poor Man's Parmacettie, Clappedepouch, Capsella Bursa-Pastoris
Traditional Usages: Arresting Bleeding from Kidneys, Uterus, Stomach or Lungs, Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids, Dysentery, Dropsy, Kidney Complaints,  Catarrhal Infections of the Bladder, Poultice on Strained Areas, Rheumatic Joints and some Skin Problems, Staunch Blood Flow of Wounds (WW1), Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Cystitis, To Ease Postpartum Bleeding, Disinfects the Urinary Tract, Bed-wetting, Irritable Bowel, Excessive Bleeding from the Womb
Resources: Europe, Asia,
Parts Used: Whole Plant
Administration Method: Ground herb for tea and other natural preparations for internal use and external use. 
Herb Action: Astringent, circulatory stimulant, reduces blood pressure, staunches blood flow, urinary antiseptic
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Shepherd's Purse - Herbal remedy for Uterine Bleeding: Shepherd's purse can be used to help stop excessive menstrual bleeding by gently regulating the menstrual cycle. As an astringent and a uterine stimulant, shepherd's purse helps to stabilize hormone function and reduce menstrual flow. For the best results, drink half a cup of the tea at intervals of an hour or as needed. However it is important to note that if it is taken on an empty stomach, it will give the utmost benefits. Make the tea by infusing one teaspoon of dried shepherd’s purse in one cup of boiling water for 15-minutes. Strain and drink.

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