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 Introduction To Portulac (ma chi xian)










Portulaca (ma chi xian)

Herba Porthlaceae

Properties: Sour in flavour, cold in nature, it acts on the large intestine and liver channels. The cold property has the effects of removing heat from the blood and detoxicating, clearing bowels to cure dysentery. So it is mainly indicated for dysentery due to damp-heat, the carbuncles and boils caused by noxious heat. In addition, it has also the functions of stopping bleeding due to blood-heat and removing heat from blood.

Effects: Clearing away heat, detoxicating, removing hert from blood and curing dysentery.


1. For dysentery due to damp-heat, diarrhea with bloody and burulent stool, it is used in combination with the drugs for clearing away heat and drying dampness, such as scutellaria root and coptis root.

2. For suppurative infections due to noxious heat, it can be taken orally for the decoction of this single herb, or in combination with the heat clearing and detoxicating drugs, such as capejasmine fruit and honeysuckle flower.

Dosage and Administration: 30-60g. Double the dose when the fresh herb is used.



For the convenience of customers, we offer the Portulaca (ma chi xian) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 15 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Portulaca (ma chi xian) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $57.00.


If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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