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Ma Chi Xian #1171M

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Pin Ying Name: Ma Chi Xian

Chinese Name: 馬齒莧

English Name: Purslane

Latin Name: Portulaca Oleracea

Herbs That Clean Heat and Purge Fire: Herbs That Clean Heat and Detoxify; Target Warm and Heat Diseases
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sour
Cold
Slippery
Large Intestine
Liver
Heart
9-15g 30-60g (Fresh)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Clears Heat, resolves Fire toxicity, cools the Blood

  • Toxic Fire dysentery
  • Damp-Heat dysentery
  • Blood Heat
  • Blood Lin (urinary dysfunction)
  • Primarily used for bacillary dysentery with incomplete bowel movements

Clears Damp-Heat and treats sores

  • Fire toxin carbuncles or sores Chuang Yung (internal and topical)
  • Red and white vaginal discharge

Antidote for the pain and swelling of snakebite and wasp stings

  • Snakebite and wasp stings

Stops bleeding, disperses Blood Stagnation and unblocks painful urinary dysfunction

  • Bloody painful urinary dysfunction (Blood Lin)
  • Uterine bleeding, especially postpartum
  • Hot. painful urinary dysfunction
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated during pregnancy (Spleen and Stomach Deficiency Cold during pregnancy).