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Ma Chi Xian (Purslane or Portulaca)

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Cold Ma Chi Xian (Herba Portulacae Oleraceae)
Sour, Cold
Herba Portulacae Oleraceae
Tone Marks:
mă chĭ xiàn
Horse's Teeth Amaranth


  • Relieves Fire Toxins and Cools the Blood
    For dysentery from Damp-Heat or Fire Toxins, urinary tract infections with Blood, red and white vaginal discharge, and post partum bleeding.
  • Reduces Sores from Damp-Heat
    Can be used both topically or internally.
  • Used to reduce the swelling and pain from snake bite or wasp stings.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy, and in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • This section is being researched, and is not completed.


  • 15-60 grams. If the juice is used fresh, the dosage can be doubled.