28. Portulacaceae.—Purslane family.
131. PORTULACA.—GARDEN PURSLANE, The herb of Portula'ca olera'cea Linné. Refrigerant and mild efficient diuretic in ascites; it has a beneficial action in catarrhal affections of the genito-urinary tract, Dose: 1 to 3 dr. (4 to 12 Gm.).
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.