Shepherd's Purse, aka Capsella Bursa-Pastoris, is often recognized by its triangular, flat, purse-like fruits. Shepherd’s Purse is a small, herbaceous annual in the mustard family. Shepherd's Purse has been used for thousands of years with seeds even being found in a Neolithic settlement in Turkey. Native to eastern Europe and western Asia, Shepherd’s Purse is often considered a common weed in areas where it has naturalized. With a long history of use in folk herbalism for its beneficial properties, Shepherd's Purse can be macerated as a liquid extract or steeped as a tea.