Shepherd’s Purse Extract


Shepherd’s Purse has many useful properties, but they are all just extra benefits on top of what shepherd’s purse is really good at – to stop bleeding.


Shepherd’s Purse extract is one of the most important medicinal plants of the Cruciferous family. It is a known staple for bleeding from uterine fibroids, post-partum, and perimenopause.

Botanical: Capsella bursa-pastoris

Family: Brassicaceae

parts used: all, but especially aerial parts
energetics: drying, cooling

actions: antiscorbutic, astringent, diuretic, emmenagogue, hemostatic, hypotensive, oxytoxic, stimulant, vasoconstrictor, vasodilator, vulnerary

used for menstrual and urinary bleeding, labor, urinary tract infections, varicose veins

Bushyhead Botanicals’ Shepherd’s Purse Tincture – (Capsella bursa-pastoris) comes in four sizes for your convenience.

1, 2, 4, and 8 oz sizes
8 oz is capped and does not contain a dropper.

Like many plants, shepherd’s purse is not just a good food source; it is also a useful addition to your medicine cabinet. To support wellness the whole plant in flower is used (except the roots) usually in the form of a tea or tincture. Shepherd’s purse is said to constrict the blood vessels, assists in lowering blood pressure, and contracts the uterus. It is used during or after childbirth and to ease difficult menstruation.

In fact, it has been used in both western and eastern medicine for centuries and is still popular among herbalists. Traditionally, shepherd’s purse has had several uses:

🌿 It may help relieve diarrhea.

🌿 Relief of cystitis symptoms.

🌿 Calming stomach disorders.

🌿 Treating sore throats.

🌿 An effective laxative.

🌿 Remedy for urinary tract infections.

These are all useful properties, but they are all just extra benefits on top of what shepherd’s purse is really good at – to stop bleeding.

This plant can be used to help heal wounds, stop bleeding from minor cuts, or treat menstrual bleeding and internal hemorrhaging. Scientists think this is because it contains a protein that mimics oxytocin, which stimulates the contraction of blood vessels.

Shepherd's Purse - Capsella bursa-pastoris
shepherd’s purse, early spring before the flower stalk shoots up

“This plant is a remarkable instance of the truth of an observation which there is too frequently room to make, namely, that Providence has made the most useful things most common, and for that reason we neglect them: few plants possess greater virtues than this, and yet it is utterly disregarded.”

– Culpeper’s Herbal, 17th century

Bushyhead Botanicals, to assure the best extract of Shepherd’s Purse’s active properties, hand-harvests only the flowering, above-ground parts of the plants, which are immediately extracted while still fresh and succulent. Our Shepherd’s Purse is never fumigated or irradiated.

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 4 × 2 × 2 in

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