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Portulaca. Portulaca oleracea. Garden purslane, Common purslane.

Botanical name:

Portulaca. Portulaca oleracea L. Garden or Common Purslane. (Fam. Portulacaceae.)—This fleshy annual, common in cultivated and waste grounds, has been considered a cooling diuretic, and recommended in scurvy and urinary affections. The seeds have been considered anthelmintic, but are inert.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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