Description: Annual plant, with little hair, or glabrous. It has a simple or branched stem, 30-60 cm. rosette of lobed leaves at the base, with long-stemmed; stem grasping leaves. White or pink flowers, and odourless. Petals 2-3 mm, nearly twice as sepals. Silique 6-9 mm. Stigma of the ovary 0.25 mm.
Distribution in Kosovo: In dried and grassy areas, as a common plant.
Parts used: Aerial part (Bursae pastoris herba)
Harvest time: Herb is collected during the period when the plant is flowering, starting from March to the end of July.
Drying: Dried in ovens, in temperature up to 450C. Ratio: 4:1(herb)
Therapeutic category: Anti–haemorrhagic, urinary antiseptic.
Use: Against haemorrhaging, diarrhoea, urinary tract stones, wounds and ear pain.
Preparation and dosage: Herb (3-5 gr of dried extract is added to a cup of boiling water or 10-15 gr per day). Traditionally used as a tea for internal and external use.
Statute: Pharm; Comm.E+.