Useful and therapeutic properties of shepherd's purse

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

An annual or winter herbaceous plant 20-30 cm tall.Taproot slender, branched.Stems (one or more) erect, round, abundant branching.Leaves basal, petiolate, in the socket, lanceolate or oblong, pinnately incised or divided, stem - sessile, amplexicaul goal-nokraynie.The flowers are small, white, in terminal racemes.

Fruit - triangular pods with a notch at the top, tapered side seams.It flowers from April to autumn.

plant is widespread in all areas.It grows like a weed the gardens, vegetable gardens, fields, along roadsides, in vacant lots and garbage places.

Medical raw material is above ground with grass leaves, cut during flowering, dried in the shade or in air dryers.The dried plant has a faint smell, taste slightly bitter with a sense of the mucosa.

Grass has hemostatic properties and causes the uterine muscles.According to the latest data, the aqueous and alcohol extracts have hypotensive action.It is used in gynecology and obstetrics at the Meno and metrorrhagia, after delivery;in lung, kidney (t

ogether with the grass field horsetail), gastro-intestinal diseases, feverish, in wounds.

In folk medicine, shepherd's purse and its preparations (decoction diluted with water or juice) are also used for diseases of the liver, renal colic, kidney disease and bladder cancer, metabolic disorders, with cavities in the lungs (tuberculosis);decoction of herbs - in diseases of the heart, bleeding, fever, female, sexually transmitted diseases, dysentery, diarrhea, gastritis, herb infused vodka, drink gastric ulcer, intermittent fever;use of bloody urine in cattle.


Broth: 10 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.The same decoction can also be used as an external remedy for bleeding, sometimes drink 0.5-1 glass 3 times a day in liver disease, gallstones and kidney stones.

homemade extract: broth, condensed to half;1 tbsp.40-50 spoon or a spoonful of water droplets on three times a day.When cavities in the lungs: 2 cups water 2 tbsp.tablespoons herb shepherd's purse, 1 tbsp.spoon oak bark and 0.5 cups of port.All this is boiled in a sealed container for 10 minutes and drink throughout the day.