Monday, March 8, 2010

Shepherd's Purse

Shepherd's Purse is an herb that is used to slow down bleeding. You can buy it at this link.

Several years ago, my mother was hemorrhaging after she gave birth to one of my siblings. Thankfully we had the Shepherd's Purse tea made up. She drank it, it stopped her bleeding within a minute and saved her life. Had it not been for that, I do not think she would be here today.

With the doe that had a hemorrhage after kidding the other night, we had the Shepherd's Purse tincture on hand. Once we realized what was happening, I ran for the bottle and gave her a lot of it. The bleeding stopped very quickly, and she is acting like a normal goat.
I always want to have it on hand!



Brenda said...

This is wonderful information. I have studied herbal remedies for many years, but had never heard about the use for Shepherd's Purse. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to add it to my goat kit of necessary items.

Linda Foley said...

I agree with Brenda, I will do the same!

Holly said...

We use Capsicum, a red pepper to stop bleeding whether taken internally or used on a wound. I've have to remember shepherds purse the next time I need to stop bleeding. Does it work externally also like capsicum does?

Good Goats said...

I've never heard of Capsicum, Holly. Where could I find more info on it?
I am not sure if the Shepherd's Purse can be used externally. . . I would think it might though since it works sooo well internally!