Herbal Information on Shepherd's Purse in Organic Cut Form
Common Name: Shepherd's Purse
Botanical Name: Capsella bursa pastoris
Other Names: Pickpocket, Toywort, St. James' weed, St. James' wort, St. Anthony's fire, Cocowort, Shepherd's Heart
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this herb.
Package Size: 4 oz
Form: Cut and Sifted, Organic
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Naturally Occurring Chemical Components: Shepherd’s purse contains flavonoids (quercetin, diosmetin, luteolin, hesperidin), glycosides, various amines (acetylcholine, choline, histamine, tyramine), volatile oil (especially camphor), carotenoids, fumaric, sinigrin (glucosinolate), and vitamins A, B, C and K.
Additional Information About Shepherd's Purse
- Benefits Urinary Tract
- Herbal Support for Kidneys
- Support Circulation
- Support Heart Health
- Supports a Healthy Digestive System
- Used Externally on Varicose Veins
Additional Historical Information:
Shepherd's Purse was said to be brought to North America by European settlers. It is part of the mustard family, but often disregarded as a weed. History states, that during World War I, when medical supplies were not available to soldiers on the front line, they would use it to stop the bleeding.
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About Starwest Botanicals Quality Control
Starwest Botanicals validated quality assurance testing includes:
• Organoleptic testing to ensure proper appearance, color, aroma and flavor.
• Microscopic and Macroscopic inspection for foreign matter.
• HPTLC for identification, to verify purity and authenticity.
• ICP-MS heavy metal analysis.
• Microbiology testing for pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella.
• Chemical analyses for moisture content, volatile oil, ash and acid insoluble ash.
Audits all suppliers yearly to assure they meet our GMP requirements
Samples are retained from all shipments are thoroughly tested and compared to our extensive reference library of dried herbs and botanicals to verify authenticity. All lot samples are kept for five years and can be traced for verification.
Starwest Botanicals utilizes not only their in-house laboratory, but also independent labs and consultants to guarantee their analyses are complete. Testing includes organoleptic analysis for aroma, color, flavor and texture. Physical testing involves moisture, volatile oil content, heavy metals, microbiology, thin layer chromatography, and other tests specific to each herb.
Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years, in all cultures. In this day and age Western Bulk Herbs and Spices should be regarded as an added element to present-day healthcare, and not as a replacement. Botanical herbs ( Teas ) emphasize harmony, support, and balance.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: 209575-34UPC:Global Trade Item Number: 767963117076Manufacturer Part Number 209575-34Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships within 1 business dayWidth: 5.00 (in)Height: 10.00 (in)Depth: 2.00 (in)