English :Shepherd’s purse
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :bursapastoris Moench.
Habit :Delicate herb
Parts Used :Whole plant
Mode of Preparation :Plant is used as vegetable.
Mode of use :Fresh
Ingredients :Plant contains choline, proline, histamine, rutin, bursinic acid, fumaric acid, ascorbic acid and vitamin-K. Seeds yield a fatty oil (35%).
Ailment Treated:Plant is astringent and scorbutic and anti-haemorrhagic. Fresh leafy shoot crushed is used to stop bleeding.