Shepherd's purse. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa pastoris)

Shepherd's purse Properties
- The Shepherd's purse is a powerful astringent and antihemorragica (vasoconstrictor) as used in cases of varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and meno metrorrhagia, bleeding, healing of wounds.
- Acts as hypertensive by which benefits those with low voltage.
- Used in cases of stomach bleeding.
- Very useful in regulating excessive rules.
- Another of its indications is precisely when an increase in diuresis: genitourinary conditions (cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, pyelonephritis, oliguria, urolithiasis), hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

Shepherd's purse. Contraindications

- The Shepherd's purse is contraindicated in pregnancy because of its alkaloid content.
- Since it is a hypertensive people with hypertension should be very careful.
- Should not be prescribed dosage with alcohol content to children under two years or people with Etilicos

Side effects of Shepherd's purse

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3
- Caution: Although not described as a side effect of shepherd's purse, many glucosinolates have on the man an antithyroid action, inducing goiter (Mulet, 97; Trease).
- One should take into account the alcoholic content of the fluid extract and tincture.
- Because of its diuretic power should only be done by prescription and under medical control, given the possibility of occurrence of tension decompensation in people with hypertension disorders

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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