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Shepherd's Purse - 4 oz Tea Cut (Organic)


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Shepherd's Purse - 4 oz Tea Cut  (Organic)

Botanical Name: Capsella bursa-pastoris

Also known as: Lady's Purse

Shepherd's purse contains a protein that acts in the same way in the body as the hormone oxytocin, constricting the smooth muscles that support and surround blood vessels, especially those in the uterus. Other chemicals in the herb may accelerate clotting. Still other compounds in the herb help the uterus contact, explaining the long-time use of the herb to help the womb return to normal size after childbirth. Extracts of shepherd's purse are used as an ingredient in many drugs and teas used to treat Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS). Shepherd's purse is also a mild diuretic, providing potassium to replace the potassium lost through increased urination. In regards to stress or anxiety, the use of mixtures made from shepherd's purse, is common. For bug bites, the wounds can be massaged with mashed herb.

Common Use: as a tea

Use of shepherd's purse to treat spotting during pregnancy is not recommended, since the herb can cause uterine contraction. If bleeding treated by the herb persists for more than tree days, consult a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not recommended if you have severe liver or kidney disease, on cortisone treatments, birth control pill, insomnia, any neurological diseases showing hyperactivity, pregnancies, depressive states, hyperthyroid, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, paralysis, leukemia, allergies. Also, it is better if these treatments are not administrated to children.

Please consult with your qualified health care professional before consuming this product, and for any advice regarding usage and dosages if applicable.

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