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Purslane Herb


Chinese Name Machixian
Latin Herba Portulacae
English Name Purslane Herb
Key Characteristics Herb that clears heat and eliminates toxin

Dried aerial part of Portulaca oleracea L.(Fam. Portulacaceae).

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Acrid, cold; Liver, Large Intestine


To clear heat and eliminate toxin, cool blood and stop bleeding


Dysentery with bloody stools, boils and sores, eczema, erysipelas, snake or insect bite, hematochezia, hemorrhoidal bleeding, uterine bleeding, in addition, used for bacillary dysentery, acute gastroenteritis, diarrhea, mastitis, furuncles, cellulites, ankylostomiasis, and herpes zoster


It is forbidden to give to patients with cold and deficiency in the spleen and stomach, and for pregnant women.

Chemical Composition

It contains triterpenes, flavnoids, organic acids , etc


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