Portulacea oleraca L.

Family : Portulacaceae

Local name : Hanh-thengia, Ronga-khutaria (As.)

Succulent, prostrate or erect annual with green or purple stem; leaves variable, oblong-ovate, spathulate, linear with a cuneate, sessile base; flowers bright yellow, in terminal or axillary clusters; capsules ovoid.

Distribution : Common as weed in vegetable gardens  and in shady wastelands.

Uses :  Whole plants used in diabetes, spermatorrhoea, dysentery, apoplexy and ringworm.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam