Ma Chi Xian

Latin name: Portulacae Oleracae Herba

Ma Chi Xian Also Known As: Purslane, Portulaca, Beccabunga, Mouth-Smart, Neckweed, Speedwell, Water Pimpernel, Water Purslane. Veronica beccabunga.

Properties: SOUR - COLD

Dosage: 15-60g.

Meridians/Channels: LARGE INTESTINE, LIVER

  • clear toxic fire, cool blood - dysentery, lin syndrome
  • clear damp heat, treats sores - carbuncles, red-white leucorrhea
  • antidote - wasp sting, snakebite

Also Used For: Orally, Ma Chi Xian (purslane) is used for lessening the elimination of urine, constipation, liver complaints, dysentery, lung infection, and bleeding gums.