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Portulaca oleracea L.
Source of Earliest Record
Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations
The entire plant is gathered in summer, steamed or boiled and then dried in the sun.
Properties & Taste
Sour and cold
Large intestine and liver
1. To clear heat and release toxins; 2. To cool the blood and stop dysentery
Indications & Combinations
Dysentery manifested as fever, abdominal pain, blood and pus in the stool and tenesmus. Portulaca (Machixian) is used with Scutellaria root (Huangqin) and Coptis root (Huanglian). Also, Portulaca (Machixian) can be taken alone as treatment for these symptoms.
30-60 g (double dosage for the fresh herb)
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