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Herb Information
Name: Portulaca
Biological Name: Portulacae oleraceae

Portulacaceac

Other Names: Portulaca, Ma chi xian, purslane
Parts Used: Leaves and stems
Remedies For

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.

Dosage: 15-60 grams
Safety: Pregnant women with digestive weakness should limit the use of portulaca because of its cold nature.

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