Is there any purslane in your garden? If yes, you can consider yourself lucky.
Most people don’t even think that purslane is healthy, but it’s time for you to become aware of its power.
Purslane, lat. Portulaca oleracea, has beautiful yellow flowers, and grows in every part of the world. It originate from India and Persia.
The weed contains healthy amount of fiber, vitamins A, B and C, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, manganese, potassium, iron, magnesium, copper, carotenoids and betalain pigments. Seems amazing, right? It is.
Here’s some more on the benefits provided by purslane.
Iron and copper in purslane are important for your circulation. Healthy circulation is important for your overall health.
- Gastrointestinal health
Purslane is a common remedy in Chinese traditional medicine, especially in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems. It can be used in the treatment of everything, ranging from diarrhea to dysentery. Organic compounds in purslane enhance your gastrointestinal tract. It’s abundant in in glucose, citric acid, malic acid, and alanine.
- Healthy heart
Potassium and omega-3 fatty acids boost your cardiovascular health. The mineral lowers blood pressure, and the fats lower high cholesterol levels.
- Strong bones
Nutrients in purslane prevent and protect bones, keeping them healthy and strong. Purslane is abundant in manganese, calcium, manganese and magnesium. Use it regularly to prevent osteoporosis.
- Weight loss
Purslane has a lot of fiber, and contains just a few calories which makes it an excellent choice for those trying to lose weight. It keeps you full, and that’s exactly why you need to consume it more often.
Add purslane to your diet plan, and you will soon be amazed with its power. And don’t be afraid, its taste is great.
Source: Healthy Food House