Capsella bursa pastoris in homeopathy: properties, benefits and uses (all you need to know)

What is Capsella bursa pastoris?

In homeopathy, Capsella bursa pastoris is mainly used in the treatment of menstrual disorders or to regulate menstrual bleeding, but is also used in urinary tract diseases.

Leading symptoms

  • Pain that runs from the eyes over the head to the neck
  • Insoluble stains from menstruation or discharge
  • Brown-red sediment in the urine

Information about the agent

How do you recognize patients who need Capsella bursa pastoris?

Patients with a need for Capsella bursa pastoris develop ravenous hunger attacks, suffer from stomach pains, nausea, vomiting and a bloated abdomen after eating. You can’t fall asleep, you wake up at night. The mucous membranes in the nose and mouth as well as the gums are inflamed and sensitive. Earaches, ringing in the ears, and oppressive headaches have been reported. The eyes are sensitive to light, one sees blurred, as if through a veil. The skin appears dry and itchy, with small bleeding spots. The corners of the mouth are torn. Women suffer from excessively heavy or weak menstrual bleeding, which also occurs irregularly. Intermenstrual bleeding is common.

Capsella bursa pastoris adults are rational people who are prone to depressive moods and nervousness, and who often appear lacking in drive and indifferent. They often act aggressively towards others to protect themselves.

There are no descriptions of Capsella bursa pastoris children.


Capsella bursa pastoris is indicated for all typical symptoms that improve or worsen with the following modalities:


  • Walk


  • morning and afternoon
  • excitement
  • lonliness
  • During, immediately before and after the menstrual period

What are typical areas of application for Capsella bursa pastoris?

  • cystitis
  • eczema
  • menstrual cramps

Areas of application in detail


Scaly eczema behind the ears. Every orifice in my body itches. Internally and externally even with smaller abscesses.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6 

Urinary tract infection

Burning sensation in the urethra when urinating, frequent urinary retention or dribbling. The urine is streaked with blood and/or pus.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Heart trouble

pain in the region of the heart. The heart feels enlarged.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Menstrual cramps

The menstrual period starts too early or too late, is excessively heavy or noticeably light. Pain in the breast, uterus and female parts (v). Intermenstrual bleeding occurs.

Dosage: 3 times a day 3 globules in the potency D6

Application information

Dosage form of Capsella bursa pastoris

Capsella bursa pastoris is given as drops or globules up to potency 6X.

Capsella bursa pastoris dosage

If necessary, take five drops of the mother tincture or five globules D6. If the symptoms subside noticeably, the drug should be discontinued. The mother tincture can be used for poultices for external use.

Capsella bursa pastoris during pregnancy

The remedy should not be used during pregnancy without medical support. After birth, it can be given to stop postnatal bleeding.

Side effects of Capsella bursa pastoris

The drug has no side effects and is compatible with other medications. Pregnant women and children up to the age of 12 should be given Capsella bursa pastoris in consultation with a doctor, homeopath or midwife.

Similar means


Cantharis and Capsella bursa pastoris are similar in cystitis. With cantharis, patients experience burning pain in the lower pelvic area and a strong urge to urinate. When urinating, however, only a few drops come out. The urine is often bloody.

Typical potencies: Mother tincture, D6

fabric type: medicinal plant


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