Bulk Shepherd's Purse Herb Powder

Capsella bursa-pastoris

Shepherd's purse is a common wildflower found all over the globe. Because the herb produces multiple seedpods along its stem that resemble tiny purses or hearts, it is known by several other names, such as mother’s heart, lady’s purse and witch’s pouch. This member of the mustard family is valued by herbalists and midwives for its calcium content, as well as the presence of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter also known as the “love hormone.”

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active compoundsFlavonoids, alkaloids, polypeptides, luteolin-7-rutinoside, quercit in-3-rutinoside, choline, diosmin, acetylcholine, histamine, tyramine, fatty acids, sterols, organic acids, amino acids, sulforaphane, trace elements and vitamins.
plant part usedaerial

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsStore in a container with a tightly-sealed lid in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaTan-to-brown in color without significant aroma.
flavor profileHerbaceous, with mildly sweet and spicy notes.


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cosmeticInfuse in oil for use in making salves. Shepherd's purse powder may also be added to soaps or applied topically as a warm poultice or simple wound powder.
culinaryAdd to tea blends or green smoothies, soups and stews.
wellnessShepherd's purse powder may be encapsulated as a dietary supplement, alone or in combination with other herbs.
industrialShepherd's purse powder is available over-the-counter as a supplement.
safetyThis herb should not be used during pregnancy unless under the supervision of a qualified health care practitioner experienced in its use. This herb may also interact with sedatives, anticoagulants and thyroid medications.

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