RFive images of Talinum paniculatum, Jewels of Opar, Tu-ren-shen (root), tu-ren-shen-ye (leaves), Portulaccaceae, Purslane Family. Mostly native to warmer regions of the Americas, naturalized elsewhere. As the Chinese name infers, the plant has a fleshy rootstock adopted as a tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Leaves are considerd edible. Used in various folk medicine traditions in Asia.