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Local herbal remedies should only be used under the guidance
of a knowledgeable herbal medicine practioner!

Portulaca oleracea, koupyé, as a cooling is taken for one to three weeks before purging.  For worms in children, make a tea.  The green leaves are ground, mixed with lard and used as a poultice for any swelling.  Or, if a woman has a clot of blood, the leaves are boiled, removed from the water and vinegar added for a poultice placed under naval.  She should then drink the water cold.  koupyé is also eaten raw

Verna Slane 1987