Bursae pastoris herba


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of shepherd’s purse. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing shepherd’s purse.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing shepherd’s purse. For practical information about using shepherd’s purse medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Bursae pastoris herba
English common name Shepherds Purse
Botanical name Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik.
Therapeutic area
Urinary tract and genital disorders
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
European Union herbal monograph


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