Name: Portulacae oleraceae
Names: Portulaca, Ma chi xian, purslane
Used: Leaves and stems
Anti-inflammatory, demulcent, antibiotic, antiparasitic, nutritive.
Cools the blood. This herb is used internally for damp heat with symptoms of toxic dysentery, boils, sores, vaginal discharges, and urinary tract infections, as well as topically for venomous bites and stings.
Pregnant women with digestive weakness should limit the use of portulaca because of its cold nature.
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