Source of Recipe
Greens in early spring and sometimes late in the fall as salad.
Cooks in about 10 minutes and shrinks by 75 percent.
From: First ways
Another neat factoid: Each pod has 40,000 seeds!
Capsella-bursa is high in Vitamin K and a tea of the plant can stop internal bleeding. In “Just Weeds,” author Pamela Jones writes that you can actually stop a nosebleed with it if you squeeze its juice onto a cotton ball and stick it up your nostril.
I like eating the seed pods right off the stem. They can also be used in cooking. The young basal leaves make a spicy salad green too. Look for Capsella in disturbed waste places and roadsides. Besides the distinct heart-shaped seed pods, look for clusters of four-petaled white flowers.