Common Name

English :Shepherd’s purse
Hindi :Neemda
Manipuri :Chantruk

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Brassicaceae
Genus :Capsella
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.
Source:Cultivated extensively.