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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Las especies de cruciferas encontradas en epoca de invierno fueron: Brassica rapa, Capsella bursa-pastoris y Sisymbrium irio (Figura 5).
For example, macroremains of Brassica campestris, Thlaspi arvense and Capsella bursa-pastoris correspond in pollen record to the family Brassicaceae.
In a study of the effects of fungal pathogens on Capsella bursa-pastoris infections at the seedling stage had a much greater impact on the host population than infections occurring later in the host's life cycle (Alexander and Burdon, 1984).