Shepherds Purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris. An infusion of Shepherds Purse is an excellent method to stem internal or external bleeding. Used during World War 1 to stop the bleeding of wounds. Approved by German Commission E as a remedy for nosebleed, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and wounds. Shepherds Purse is native to west Asia and is adaptable to most soils and positions. Drought and frost resistant. An annual or biennial plant, growing to 0.4m x 0.3m. Sow seed in late summer or autumn, they grow the best in the cooler months.