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Shepherd`s Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris
Parts used: Herb.
Constituents: Flavonoids, Polypeptides. Vitamins: C and K.
Minerals: Calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, sulphur and zinc.
Actions: Anti-haemorrhagic, Urinary Antiseptic, Antipyretic, Astringent.
Indications:
Diarrhoea, haematemesis, haematuria.
Acute catarrhal cystitis.
Blood and pus in the urine +Bearberry.
Prevents bleeding and miscarriage.
BHP specific, for the reproductive system in menorrhagia, uterine haemorrhage.
Herbal extract: 40-80mL per week.
Energetics: Pungent, astringent, bitter, cooling. Dosha: PK- V+.
Meridians: liver, heart, large intestine.
Contraindications: None.