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Shepherd's Purse Herb

Shepherd's Purse Herb

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*Shepherd's Purse Herb

Botanical Name: Capsella bursa pastoris

Common Names: Cocowort, shepherd's heart, pickpocket, toywort, St. James' weed, St. James' wort, St. Anthony's fire

Origin: Croatia  Starwest Botanicals

The botanical name for Shepherd's Purse Herb plant is Capsella bursa pastoris. It also goes by several common names, including St. Anthony's fire, St. James' wort, St. James weed, toywort, cocowort, pickpocket and shepherd's heart. As with many dried herbs, it is most potent the fresher it is, and should be stored in an airtight container in a cool and dark place and replaced yearly.

Shepherd’s purse, or Capsella bursa-pastoris, is a flowering plant in the mustard family.

Growing all over the world, it’s one of the most common wildflowers on Earth. Its name comes from its small triangular fruits that resemble a purse, but it’s also known as the following:

  • blind weed
  • cocowort
  • lady’s purse
  • mother’s heart
  • shepherd’s heart
  • St. James’ weed
  • witch’s pouch

In modern supplements and traditional medicine, the stems, leaves, and flowers of the plant are used

Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.


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