Shepherd's purse gets its name from the shape of the herb's fruit, which resembles purses Europeans once hung from their belts. Shepherd's purse can be found almost anywhere in the world. It has long beleived to be an astringent agent.
DirectionsTo prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 1 tsp. of herb. Cover and steep 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.Safety Guideline: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
Botanical nameCapsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.