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Capsella bursa - Shepherd's purse - Herbal Tincture - 50 ml

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Capsella bursa-pastoris ( Shepherd's purse ) herbal Tincture - 50 ml



     May help with


    • PMS - menorrhagia
    • heart & circulatory problems
    • headache
    • diarrhea
    • bladder infections
    • nervousness




    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Shepherd's purse


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Shepherd 's purse , shepherd's purse , capsule , Capuchin purse , Judah purse , Mithriade mustard, Shepherd's purse , Shepherd's - purse ( English)


    International Latin denomination


    Moench pastoral scholarship. (former name: Thlaspi bursa-pastoris )


    botanical family


    Brassicaceae (Crucifères)


    Description and habitat


    • Herbaceous plant, stem with basal leaves, white flowers, heart-shaped silicles


    History and tradition


    • Takes its name from its heart-shaped (heart-shaped) silicles (capsules) resembling a purse
    • It was used as an ersatz for goldenseal and ergot when these products were lacking during the First World War.


    Parts used


    • Fresh aerial parts (according to Cazin desiccation causes its properties to be lost) [1]


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil




    Plant properties


    • Hemostatic, astringent
    • Tonic of the uterine muscle
    • Venous tonic (smooth muscles)
    • Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant [3] , [4]
    • Acts on bacterial resistance ( Enterococcus and Bacillus anthracis resistant to vancomycin) [5]
    • Anticancer (Ehrlich tumour?) by fumaric acid [6] , [7]


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Venous insufficiency
    • Meno-metrics
    • Gastric ulcer


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    • Glucosinolates ( sulphur molecules) confer effects on the hepatic, bronchial and cutaneous spheres
    • Glucosinolates are hydrolyzed by an enzyme, “myrosinase” which produces sulfur and isothiocyanates
    • Stimulation of smooth muscle by vasoactive amines (choline, acetylcholine, histamine)


    Usual formulations


    • Injectable formula usable in bleeding fibroids, which it sometimes allows to reduce the volume (according to many personal observations [8] ):
      • Thlaspi bursa pastoris 3 DH
      • Tormentilla 4 DH … àà QSP 1 injectable ampoule No. 12 (Weleda laboratory): One subcutaneous injection per day for the duration of menstruation, and one subcutaneous injection per week, outside of menstruation, continuously.





    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • Toxic in high doses


    Bibliographic references


    1. Go↑ Cazin FJ. Practical and reasoned treatise on native medicinal plants. Ed. de l'Envol. Mane. 1997. reissue of the original from 1868. p. 212.
    2. Go↑ EMA European Medicine Agency. Assessment report on Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medikus, herba. Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC), EMA/HMPC/262767/2010, 12 July 2011
    3. Go↑ Kubínová R, Spačková V, Svajdlenka E, Lučivjanská K. Antioxidant activity of extracts and HPLC analysis of flavonoids from Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik]. Ceska Slov Farm. 2013 Aug; 62 (4): 174-6. PMID 24047146
    4. Go↑ Hong, J. I., Na, G. S., & Yang, H. C. (1994). Free radical scavenging and antioxidative activities by ethanol extract from Capsella bursa-pastoris. The Korean Journal of Food And Nutrition, 7(3), 169-176.
    5. Go↑ Choi WJ, Kim SK, Park HK, Sohn UD, Kim W. Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Superbacterial Properties of Sulforaphane from Shepherd's Purse. Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 Feb;18(1):33-9. doi: 10.4196/kjpp.2014.18.1.33. PMID 24634594
    6. Go↑ Kuroda K, Akao M, Kanisawa M, Miyaki K. Inhibitory effect of Capsella bursa-pastoris extract on growth of Ehrlich solid tumor in mice. Cancer Res. 1976 Jun;36(6):1900-3. PMID 1268843
    7. Go↑ Tariq A, Mussarat S, Adnan M.Review on ethnomedicinal, phytochemical and pharmacological evidence of Himalayan anticancer plants.J Ethnopharmacol. 2015 Apr 22;164:96-119. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2015.02.003. PMID 25680842
    8. Go↑ Jean-Michel Morel. Practical treatise on phytotherapy. Ed. Grancher, 2008.
    • Bézanger-Beauquesne, Pinkas, Torck, Trottin. Medicinal plants of temperate regions. Ed. Maloine. Paris. 1980. p. 128
    • Kuroda K, Takagi K. Studies on capsella bursa pastoris. I. General pharmacology of ethanol extract of the herb. Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther. 1969 Apr;178(2):382-91. PMID 5389956
    • Kuroda K, Takagi K. Studies on capsella bursa pastoris. II. Diuretic, anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer action of ethanol extracts of the herb. Arch Int Pharmacodyn Ther. 1969 Apr;178(2):392-9. PMID 4390992
    • Kuroda K, Kaku T. Pharmacological and chemical studies on the alcohol extract of Capsella bursa-pastoris. Life Sci. 1969 Feb 1;8(3):151-5. PMID 5775160
    • W Zhou. Ethnobotany of Capsella bursa pastoris (L.) Medic. Journal of Plant Resources and Environment, 1998


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.