Portulaca oleracea L. 马齿苋 (Machixian, Purslane)

  title={Portulaca oleracea L. 马齿苋 (Machixian, Purslane)},
  author={Raorao Li and Hui-Min Gao},
Machixian, the dried aerial part of L., is one of the most commonly used herbal medicines and health-maintaining products. Main chemical constituents contain alkaloids, organic acids, flavonoids, polysaccharides, and so on. The pharmacological actions were shown to be anti-hypertension and anti-diabetic, antitumor, anti-atherosclerotic, antibacterial and anti-viral, anti-aging activities and immune enhancement function. Apart from the medicinal value, Machixian can be prepared as many foods to… CONTINUE READING