Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Health Benefits of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

Health Benefits of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea)

1. Purslane is the richest known plant source for Omega 3 acids!!!!!  Omega 3 acids are found mostly in fish oils.  These fatty acids reduce blood cholesterol and blood pressure, clotting inflammation and increase immunity

2. Purslane is high in vitamin C and is used as a scurvy remedy

3. The juice of the leaves is an antidote for wasp stings and snake bites

4. Fresh juice of plant taken with sugar and honey relieves dry coughs

5. Make a plant poultice to soothe sunburn or even a headache

6. Sticky broken leavs of fresh purslane soothes burns stings and swellings.  The juice can be used to treat earaches and soothe sore gums

7. Valuable treatment for urinary and digestive problems

8. Diuretic effect of juice alleviates bladder ailments

9. Mucilaginous properties sooth gastrointestinal problems (dysentary and diarrhea)

10. Heals ulcers, wounds and sores

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