Shepherd's Purse tea, 2 to 3 cups daily, is used with great success for all kinds of bleedings, as for example, nose, stomach, intestinal and uterine bleeding. A decoction of Shepherd's Purse is most effective for wounds which will not stop bleeding. 2 cups (1 heaped teaspoon per cup) are drunken daily, 8 to 10 days before the onset of menstruation, in cases of excessive menstrual flow. This tea also helps to regulate menstruation during puberty. During menopause every woman should drink 2 cups daily for 4 weeks, suspend the treatment for 3 weeks and then repeat the cycle.
For bleeding hemorrhoids, small enemas are given; washings and sitz baths with a luke warm decoction of Shepherd's Purse are taken.
Nursing mothers with swollen breasts should steam the fresh Shepherd's Purse in a sieve and apply warm between cloths.
2 cups daily, of equal proportions of Horsetail and Shepherd's Purse, are recommended as a tea for bleeding from the kidneys.