Capsella bursa-pastoris, or shepherd's purse as it is commonly called, is a small annual plant of the Brassicaceae or mustard family.

The shepherd's purse stem emerges from a rosette of lobed leaves at the plant's base and grows to approximately 1/2 to 1 1/2 feet tall. Shephard's Purse can be used as a Tincture, Tea and Tonic.


(Please note: Shephard's Purse should not be used during pregnancy or while nursing. Shephard's Purse should be used in medicinal amounts, consult with your doctor before use).

Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

  • Capsella bursa-pastoris is native to eastern Europe and Asia minor but is naturalized in many parts of the world, especially in colder climates, including Britain, North America and China, also in the Mediterranean and North Africa.