Shepherd’s purse is best known for its ability to stem bleeding. It has traditionally been used by women to reduce heavy or long menstrual cycles and to reduce the severity of menstrual cramps. It also contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and its leaves can be used in a tea or made into a poultice. It has also been used to treat headaches, bladder infections, varicose veins, digestive issues, constipation and sore throats.
**Please seek advice from your health care provider if symptoms persist.