Author: Jan Scholten
English: Purslane family.
Botany: 20 genera; 500 species; herbs, shrubs; cosmopolitan; semi-arid; Africa, Australia, South America; 2 sepals; 4-6 petals; succulent, fleshy leaves.
In the Apg3 system Portulacaceae is a Family in the Order Cryophyllales. Sseveral genera were moved to Montiaceae, Didiereaceae, Anacampserotaceae and Talinaceae, thus making the family.
In the Plant theory Portulacaceae is a family in the Order Portulacales, which is placed in the Subclass Caryophyllidae. Portulacaceae is placed in Subphase 6.
They prefer to stay single because they fear the other would interfere with their life. They fear to become dominated and used. Staying alone means freedom and not being bothered all the time.
This attitude can easily arise from a childhood where they had to do too much for their parents, in the household or the family business. They felt physically used and mentally abused by parents who are sick or depressed and mostly take instead of give to their children.
Nice, soft, friendly.
Lonely, behind a soft and friendly facade.
Lack of courage, insight and will power to live their own life.
Adapting to all and everyone.
Imprisoned by inferior people.
Self-love is hurt.
Sensation: cut in two.
Weather: flushes of heat, < night, < excitement.
Rectum: diarrhoea, enteritis, dysentery; worms; haemorrhoids.
Urinary: urine scanty, gravel; urination painful, dribbling; infections.
Genital: gonorrhoea; syphilis.
Female: leucorrhoea, sore nipples.
Skin: erysipelas, boils, ulcers; snake and insect bites.