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Shepherd's Purse General Information
The Shepherd's Purse plant is part of the mustard family with heart shaped fruits that resemble the pouches shepherds hung from their belts in the Middle Ages. During World War I, the Brits used Shepherd’s Purse to help reduce the bleeding of wounds. In traditional Chinese medicine it was used to treat dysentery and eye problems. This herb has anti-inflammatory properties.

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Shepherd's Purse Uses & Scientific Evidence For
Shepherd's Purse is mainly used to stopping bleeding. It is used to reduce a heavy menstrual flow or stomach bleeding. Shepherd’s Purse has also been used for postpartum bleeding, acute bleeding symptoms of endometriosis, bleeding hemorrhoids, bleeding of the lungs, stomach, kidneys and uterus, and nosebleeds. This herb can also be used externally to treat strained or bruised areas of the skin and rheumatic joints. Shepherd’s Purse is sometimes used as an astringent for increased urination and can be used to stop diarrhea. This herb has also been used as a quinine substitute in the treatment of malaria.

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Shepherd's Purse Dosage Information
Drinking Shepherd’s Purse tea is recommended by herbalists as one of the best ways to stop internal hemorrhages. This herb can be made into a poultice to apply externally to strains, bruises, and wounds. For internal use, drink one half cup of tea every hour on the hour as necessary. For best results, drink the tea on an empty stomach. In using a tincture, take up to 10 ml, 3 times a day for menstrual bleeding, cystitis, and diarrhea. For other formulations, read and follow product label directions.

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Shepherd's Purse Safety & Interaction Information
Do not try Shepherd’s Purse as a treatment for internal hemorrhages until you have consulted with your healthcare provider to ensure that a serious illness or disease is not being overlooked. Do not take during pregnancy or while nursing. If you are taking any medications (prescription or over-the-counter), it is best to consult with your physician before taking this herb for the treatment of your condition. Safety in children or with those suffering from liver or kidney is not known.


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