Portulacae Herba

Ma Chi Xian

Ma Chi Xian

Clear Hear, Resolve Toxicity

Taste: Sour
Temperature: Cool
Channels: Large Intestine, Liver

Dosage: 9-15g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy.

Actions & Indications:

  • Resolves fire toxicity and cools the blood: for damp-heat or fire toxin dysenteric disorders.  Also for bloody or hot painful urinary dribbling.  At present, primarily used for bacillary dysentery with incomplete bowel movements.
  • Clears damp-heat and treats sores: primarily for fire toxin carbuncles or sores, as well as red-and-white vaginal discharge.  For these purposes it is applied topically and taken internally.  Often the fresh herb is used.
  • Also used as an antidote for the pain and swelling of wasp stings and snakebite.
  • Stops bleeding and ublocks painful urinary dribbling: for uterine bleeding (especially postpartum), painful bloody urinary dribbling, and hot painful urinary dribbling.