Shepherds Purse


Bolsa de pastor - Shepard's purse

Capsella bursa-pastoris

For all the secrets of Nature that are kept in a purse.

A purse that is small, as the secrets are no bigger than it.

Are even the secrets for real?

If you open the purse you see that something is there.

But secrets are not.

There are tiny seeds of wisdom and care.

That support you getting in touch with the wisdom that you are.

That support you caring for you and whole.

For the times that details are important.

The leafs can be eaten raw or cooked, but make sure to use the young leaves before the plant flowers as they are a tasty addition to salads. The leaves flavor becomes peppery with age. The leaves are generally available all year round and can be dried for later use. The flowering shoots can be eaten as well. Shepherd's purse seeds can be used in a salad. The root is also edible; dried and ground up is can be used as a ginger substitute.


Shepherd's Purse has Vitamins A, C, B2, and K. It is also a source of niacin, iron, and calcium. .

This is one of the wild greens that I am writing about in the upcoming book: wild edible greens. 📝


A tiny but a precious wild green ally!