Recommended use:. ½-1 tsp per cup of boiling water. Strain before serving. Drink 1-3 cups per day. Use sparingly.
Shepherd's purse belongs to the mustard family Brassicaceae. It is a hardy plant, regarded by many as a weed. It typically blossoms from May to October, carrying small white flowers.
Seeds, leaves and roots are edible. In China, shepherd's purse is cultivated as a food crop. Small birds covet its fresh, green seeds. Shepherd's purse has been used for herbal teas and tea mixtures for centuries in traditional medicine.