Shepherd's bag, the medicinal properties of whichknown for more than two thousand years, was widely used in ancient Greece and Rome. In medieval Europe, this plant was used as an excellent hemostatic agent, but later it was unfairly forgotten by traditional medicine and became the prerogative of quackery.
Shepherd's bag is an annual plant,representative of a huge family of cruciferous. Its stem reaches a height of up to half a meter, and the smallest specimens have a growth of only 20 cm. The leaves of this plant are tapered to the petiole and collected in a rosette. Near the roots, they have an oblong-lance-like, porous-separate or notched-toothed form. The leaves on the stem have an arrow-shaped shape. Flowers are small, white, collected usually on the tip of the stem. The fruits have a characteristic triangular pod shape with a heart-shaped groove from the top. The flowering of this plant falls on the period from April to late autumn, and it can be collected practically throughout the entire territory of our homeland.
Like many other useful herbs, the use ofwhich is just beginning, the shepherd's bag is still waiting for new discoveries. The chemical composition of this medicinal plant has only just begun to be analyzed. At the moment, the contents of vitamins C and K, apple and citric acid, as well as a huge amount of potassium are confirmed.
As a hemostatic agent or withinternal haemorrhage is also used a shepherd's bag, the medicinal properties of which allow you to quickly increase the coagulating properties of the blood. Preparations based on this herb are used for pulmonary, uterine and renal bleeding in the form of a tincture or extract.
Remember that before using any folk remedy, you must necessarily visit a doctor and listen to his recommendations.