Capsella bursa-pastoris, Shepherd's Purse.
Is an anti-haemorrhagic and anti-uric-acid remedy. Albuminuria during gestation. Chronic neuralgia. Renal and vesical irritation. Haemorrhage from uterine fibroid with aching in back or general bruised soreness. Aching between scapulae. Uterine haemorrhage, with cramps and expulsion of clots. Craves buttermilk. Effects of suppressed uterine disease (Burnett).
Head.--Eyes and face puffy. Frequent epistaxis. Vertigo; worse, rising. Frontal pain; worse toward evening. Scaly eruption behind ears. Tongue white, coated. Mouth and lips cracked. Sharp pain over right eye drawing eye upwards.
Nose.--Bleeding in nasal operations. Especially passive haemorrhage.
Male.--Spermatic cord sensitive to concussion of walking or riding.
Female.--Metrorrhagia; too frequent and copious menses. Haemorrhage, with violent uterine colic. Every alternate period very profuse. Leucorrhoea before and after menses; bloody, dark, offensive; stains indelibly. Sore pain in womb on rising. Scarcely recovers from one period before another begins.
Urinary.--Frequent desire; urine heavy, phosphatic. Chronic cystitis. Dysuria and spasmodic retention. Haematuria. Accumulation of gravel. Renal colic. Brick-dust sediment. Urethritis; urine runs away in little jets. Often replaces the use of the catheter.
Relationship.--Compare: Urtica; Croc; Trill; Millefol.
Dose.--Tincture, to sixth potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.