Shepards Purse Powder
Botanical Name - Capsella bursa pastoris
Other Names - Cocowort, shepherd's heart, pickpocket, toywort, St. James' weed, St. James' wort, St. Anthony's fire, shepherd's bag, lady's purse. witches' pouches
Origin - USA
Flavor Profile - Grassy with a peppery note. Combine with mild-flavored herbs for tea blends.
Culinary Usages - Teas, tinctures and encapsulations.
Cosmetic Usages - Exerts an astringent effect when formulated into skin tonics, lotions and salves.
Shepherd’s purse is an annual herb in the Brassicaceae family, which includes broccoli, cabbage and mustard.The herb is used for culinary purposes in Asia, where it is often found in wonton fillings and in rice cakes. The herb is also tinctured, added to tea blends or infused in oil for use in making topical ointments and salves.
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