The Purslane Plant

The Purslane plant

If you see this plant in your yard or garden, do not cut or destroy it. Whether you have your own garden or not, there is a weed that I’m sure you all recognize, this weed is known by the name of Purslane. So let it grow and develop, as its benefits are multiple and unexpectedly incredible and positive for health.

The Secret of Purslane Plant

A secret that very few people know is that, at night, the leaves trap carbon dioxide, which turns into malic acid (the beginning of apple acidification), and, on the same day, malic acid turns into glucose. When harvested early in the morning, the leaves have ten times more malic acid content (malic acid helps break down gallstones), but when harvested in the late afternoon, they have a significantly spicier taste.

The Use of Purslane

The use of purslane as a healing plant in Europe, Iran and India has a history of at least 2,000 years and was probably consumed as a vegetable many years ago. In ancient Rome, purslane was used to treat headaches and dysentery, intestinal worms and lizard bites. Purslane whets the appetite and has healing properties that we will mention below.

Purslane plant

The 10 amazing benefits of purslane

This weed is known by the name of purslane. Like most weeds, it grows and spreads extremely quickly, which is really great luck to have it in your cockerel, so stay with me until the end of this video and you will be amazed how important this plant is to your health.

Rich in Antioxidants

Purslane is an excellent source of antioxidants, which greatly strengthen our immune system. Antioxidants can help prevent various diseases, slow down aging, and protect cells from various damages.

Contains Potassium

Adding purslane to your diet can have a positive effect on potassium levels in your body. Potassium is ideal for maintaining healthy and strong bones, keeping your blood glucose under control and helping prevent and eliminate kidney stones. Finally, it helps normalize the heartbeat, send oxygen to the brain and regulate the amount of water in the body.

Helps in Bone Health

How to maintain good bone and joint health

The nutritional value of this weed continues to amaze! In addition to potassium, calcium and magnesium are vital for your diet in order to keep your bones, teeth and muscles in good and healthy condition, and since purslane or purslane has both, it meets your needs.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fats-fats: Remove cancer and chronic diseases. One way to store your omega-3 is to add fish to your diet. Eating purslane is equally possible since the high content of omega-3 fatty acids makes purslane particularly beneficial for the human body. Omega-3 fatty acids help prevent cardiovascular disease, improving cognitive functions, and even preventing cancer.


This article is informative and after a lot of research I have done I have not found anywhere to have any side effects with eating purslane in your diet. The only thing you recommend is to avoid consumption during pregnancy and for people with weak digestion.

Rich in Iron

Purslane is a great source of iron, which is useful for the lungs, muscles, metabolism and cells. In short, your whole body needs it and not only protects it but also heals it.

Improves Sleep

Purslane has been found to contain glutathione and melatonin, which are both useful in several ways. Glutathione can help protect cells from various damage, and melatonin can help fight insomnia and improve the quality of your sleep.

Contributes to the Proper Functioning of the Brain

Research has shown that purslane is ideal for your brain. It can fight any developing brain damage and even help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Here again omega 3 is what confers these valuable properties:

Omega 3: Remove the risk of neurodegenerative brain diseases

Healthy Skin and Eyes

Purslane is an excellent source

Beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that converts the body into vitamin A. Adding this weed to your diet is an extremely healthy option for both your eyes and skin.

Fights Diabetes

Purslane can help fight diabetes in many ways. Studies have shown that this plant can help lower blood sugar and keep your cholesterol in check.

Improves Liver Health

Last but not least, your liver will love this plant! Purslane can help improve liver function and protect it from any damage or disease.

Really very important benefit as well, no one can be healthy without a strong & clean liver

Are you still with me? Fine, let's recap.

I mention 10 of the most important benefits that purslane offers us, such as strengthening our immune system and slowing down aging, eliminating kidney stones and normalizing heartbeat, It helps in the health of your bones and teeth, helps prevent cardiovascular diseases and prevent cancer.

Purslane contains large amounts of iron that are useful for the lungs.

It helps fight insomnia and improve the quality of your sleep.

It contributes to the proper functioning of the brain and helps prevent the disease


It contributes to the proper functioning of the brain and helps prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Adding this weed to your diet is an extremely healthy option for both your eyes and skin.

It fights diabetes, keeps your cholesterol under control and finally improves liver health.

So, if you happen to see that this weed “lies somewhere hidden” in your yard or garden, do not uproot it! Instead, water it, let it grow and… Sneak on your plate for a delicious and nutritious meal! (not to mention completely free)

Purslane and how it is combined in salads

  1. Purslane and potato salad with capers
  2. Purslane salad with peach pieces and fresh cheese
  3. Purslane salad with vinegar and oil.
  4. Purslane salad with zucchini balls, peppers, lemon juice and olive oil (vitamin C in peppers and lemon juice help absorb iron)
  5. Purslane salad with grilled or grilled corn and creamy avocado sauce
  6. Purslane salad with walnuts and chopped red onion
  7. Purslane salad with peas and radishes
  8. Purslane salad with diced tomatoes and cucumbers – vinegar and olive oil
  9. Purslane salad with chickpeas and toasted sesame, sour thyme and marjoram and sumaki (spice)
  10. Purslane salad with walnuts with “grated” tomatoes, vinegar and olive oil

Purslane... Drinking!

  1. Use it in your green smoothies (it will make them creamier) with blueberries, kiwis, peaches, or tropical fruits
  2. Make a drink with the leaves (the original does not specify whether to dry them first). It is said to help treat headaches, reduce fever, soothe sore throats, and fight inflammation.

Other uses

– Make the pickle

– It can be made into vinegar

– In pesto sauce

– In tzatziki (use it instead of, or except cucumber)

– Add to your omelettes

– Sprinkle over pizza just before serving

– Use as a garnish for gazpacho, frozen pumpkin soup or asparagus soup

– Add to sandwiches for a crispy note, instead of or with lettuce.

– Add to your various sauces.

– And if you have any leftovers, feed it to your chickens! Their eggs will be full of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids.

By Charlie

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