shepherd's purse


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shepherd's purse

shepherd's purse

Often times confused as dandelion leaves, Shepherd's purse is just as nutritious. You can tell them apart from dandelions by several factorsshepherd's purse leaves have tiny "hairs" lining the edges of the leaves and a tall thin stick-like stem grows out of the middle of the plant, much higher than dandelion, with little white flower bud clusters at the top which open in the middle of a sunny day. Leaves are more chewy than dandelion and really tasty when young. Seed pods are heart shaped green things that turn brown when they mature. All parts of the plant can be eaten raw, dried, cooked, or as tea. The plant can be boiled down to a decoction that helps stop bleeding both internally and externally. (helps coagulate blood), overly heavy menstrual flow, hemorrhaging, ulcers, nose bleeds, diarrhea. Especially famous for helping kidneys*, excreting uric acid, gout*, arthritis*, bladder infections. Tea is also used for bladder infections, high blood pressure, stomach ache, cramps. Anti-inflammatory, diuretic. Fresh or dried root is a ginger substitute. Folk remedy for cancer. Contains Fumaric acid which has been shown to reduce tumor growth. Popular usage in aiding childbirth. (but do not take while pregnant- causes uterine contractions). In mustard family. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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But if you find erect, lush leaves in the cool, moist soil of early spring, you'll wonder why shepherd's purse isn't offered on the seed rack at the garden center.
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Annual weeds such as chickweed, shepherd's purse and groundsel seed prolifically but are fairly easy to remove,by regular hoeing or by hand,but there are also persistent perennial weeds which can take hold quickly, strangling plant roots in their wake,and which may take years to get rid of if they are not nipped in the bud.
Common edible weeds include young shepherd's purse, chickweed and dandelion leaves, which can be used in salads.
juncea), Pot Marigold (A) (Calendula officinalis), Shepherd's Purse (A) (Capsella bursa-pastoris), Cumin (A) (Cuminum cyminum), Rocket (A) Eruca vesicaria), Buckwheat (A) (Fagopyrum esculentum), Cleavers (A) (Galium aparine), Sunflower(A) (Helianthus annus), Cress (A) (Lepidium sativum), Flax (A) (Linum usitatissimum), Evening Primrose (B) (Oenothera biennis), Poppies, (A) (Papaver rhoeas and P.