Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Brassicaceae
Genus : Capsella
Species : bursapastoris Moench.
Common Name
English Name : Shepherd’s purse
Hindi Name : Neemda
Manipuri Name : Chantruk
Other Details
Habit : Delicate herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Plant is used as vegetable.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains choline, proline, histamine, rutin, bursinic acid, fumaric acid, ascorbic acid and vitamin-K. Seeds yield a fatty oil (35%).
Ailment Treated : Plant is astringent and scorbutic and anti-haemorrhagic. Fresh leafy shoot crushed is used to stop bleeding.
Source : Cultivated extensively.