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Herba Portulacae

[Chinese medicine name] machixian [English name] Portulacae Herba [Source] Portulaca oleracea L. purslane plant Portulaca. [Plant form] annual herb, the whole plant is smooth and hairless, hypertrophic and succulent. The stem is cylindrical, with the lower part lying supine or upright, much...

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[Chinese medicine name] machixian

[English name] Portulacae Herba

[Source] Portulaca oleracea L. purslane plant Portulaca.

[Plant form] annual herb, the whole plant is smooth and hairless, hypertrophic and succulent. The stem is cylindrical, with the lower part lying supine or upright, much branched, often purple. Leaves alternate or opposite, petiole extremely short, with scalelike appendages at nodes, leaves hypertrophy, cuneate or obovate, entire, rounded or truncate at tip, sometimes dimpled, dark green above, dark red below, Side veins are not obvious. Flowers usually 3 to 5 clusters on branches, total sepals 4 to 5, membranous; sepals 2, small, base and ovary connate; petals 5, yellow, often obcordate, base connate; pistil, Ovary half lower, ovate, 1-loculed, style shorter than filament, stigma 4--6 deep, linear. Capsule shortly conic, brown, cleft; seeds numerous, black, small, densely covered surface. Flowering from June to September, fruiting period from July to October.

 

Habitat distribution is often found in the fields and roads near the fields, vegetable fields, and houses. It is drought-tolerant and has a strong life force. Distributed in most parts of the country.

[Harvesting and Processing] Harvesting occurs when stems and leaves are lush in summer and autumn. Cut the whole plant, wash it, blanch it with boiling water and dry it.


[Herb character]Multi-fold and curl, often form a group. Stem cylindrical, yellow-brown surface, with a clear longitudinal groove. Leaves opposite or alternate, easily broken, obovate, intact leaves; yellow-brown, apex obtuse or emarginate, entire. The flowers are small, 3 to 5 flowers are born on the branches, and the petals are 5, yellow. Capsule conical, containing many fine seeds. Gas slightly, taste slightly acidic.

 

Pharmacological studies have a role in contraction of the uterus; affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems; biphasic effects on skeletal muscle, so that the contraction tension, amplitude and frequency of the small intestine increased, but it is also reported that this product decoction on isolated small intestine of guinea pigs Inhibitory effect; Antibacterial effect; Has a cholesterol-lowering effect. Can promote the normalization of epithelial cell function and ulcer healing. Diuretic effect. Alcohol extracts or water decoctions have significant inhibitory effects on various strains of Shigella; they also have inhibitory effects on Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus diosii and other pathogenic dermatophytes. Can produce drug resistance; can also promote ulcer healing, contraction of blood vessels, blood lipid regulation.

 

[Chemical Ingredients] Mainly contains vitamins, organic acids, amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids, flavonoids, trace elements, mucus, alanine, betaine, bery glycosides, isoxetine, isodosine, norepinephrine, etc.

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