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This low growing plant produces green leaves, used in curries and cooked like spinach. Purslane is also effective in the treatment of oral lichen planus and its leaves are used to treat insect bites on the skin, boils, sores, pain from bee stings, bacillary dysentery, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, postpartum bleeding, and intestinal bleeding. The plant grows in poor soil and tolerates drought.

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