Shepherd's Purse

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  • Capsella bursa-pastoris
  • Origin: Bulgaria
Shepherd's Purse


Common Name

Standardized: shepherd's purse

Botanical Name

Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
Plant Family: Brassicaceae


Shepherd's purse is a temperate zone weed in the mustard family, the same as cabbage, broccoli, and watercress. It is a biennial with an erect stem emerging from a rosette of leaves at its base. It bears four-petalled white flowers that produce heart or purse shaped seedpods. Its name comes from its resemblance to a shepherd's pouch in the middle ages. All of the above ground parts of the plant are used in herbal preparations.

Parts Used

Dried aerial portions.

Typical Preparations

Teas, tinctures and encapsulations.


Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.