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PORTULACA QUADRIFIDA

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Family ► Portulacaceae.

Habitat ► Warmer parts of India, cultivated as a vegetable.

Ayurvedic ► Laghu-lonikaa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Siru Pasalai-keerai.

Action ► Similar to P. oleracea. Used in asthma, cough, urinary discharges, inflammations and ulcers. A poultice of the herb is applied to haemorrhoids and erysipelas.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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