Shepherd's Purse has detergent qualities, is anti-diarrheal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-mucus.
Dr Sebi speaks highly of this herb. Several studies indicate that shepherd's purse reduces mucus inflammation, protects against ulcers, and slows the growth of tumors.
Other uses for Shepherd's Purse include:
- bladder infections
- bleeding disorders (including abnormally heavy periods)
- kidney disease
- low blood pressure
- menstrual cramps
- mild heart failure
- premenstrual syndrome
In addition, shepherd's purse is said to stimulate circulation and increase the flow of urine. When applied directly to the skin, it's used to promote healing from wounds and burns and to treat eczema.