This plant was one of the first herbs to catch my fancy back when I first became interested in veterinary herbalogy. I was racing
a small barn of horses at Aksarben and being plagued by bleeding. Modern veterinary treatments were not helping out much, i.e. lasix, etc. I run across an Herbal in a local Omaha thrift shop and my interest
Description..........Capsela bursa-pastoris L., is an annual with a short taproot. Stem is erect with gray hairs and branched to heights of 4-23". There is
a rosette of basal leaves that reminds one of dandelion shaped leaves. The seed pods are heart shaped on the upper portions of the stem. The name comes from the seed pods which resembles the purse carried by
old time shepherders. Flowers are tiny and white.
Parts used...............The aerial parts of the plant. The fresh, green plant seems to be the most medicinally