shepherd’s purse

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shepherd’s purse

Herbal medicine
An annual herb that contains acetylcholine, flavonoids, mustard oil, polypeptides and saponins; it is antipyretic, diuretic and haemostatic, and has been used for hypermenorrhoea, haematuria, urinary tract infections, nosebleeds, haemorrhoids and varicose veins.
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Transgenic tobacco plants expressing CbCOR15b from Capsella bursa-pastoris show enhanced accumulation and tolerance to cold.
Un modelo de crianza bajo las condiciones observadas debe garantizar una humedad relativa promedio de 72% y una tempratura promedio 23[grados]C, para obtener un porcentaje de supervivencia superior al 90%, donde se recomienda introducir como fuentes alimenticias en estadios inmaduros Aliarida (Alliaria petiolata) y Bolsa de poeta (Capsella bursa-pastoris), mientras que para ejemplares adultos, la introduccion en el medio de Lantana (Lantana camara), ofrecieron sustento y desarrollo a las mariposas a lo largo de su ciclo de vida.
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Many of these introduced plants have become weeds, including St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), plantain (Plantago lanceolata), white horehound (Marrubium vulgare), mullein (Verbascum thapsus), chickweed (Stellaria media), nettle (Urtica dioica), shepherd's purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris), dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis) and yellow dock (Rumex crispus) (Lamp 1983).