Many people don’t consider purslane as a useful weed, but actually it is a highly beneficial for our health.
Purslane is widely consumed throughout Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, while in the U.S it is usually ignored.

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It has been used since prehistoric times and it is added to salads, soups, meat dishes and stews because it has crunchy texture and lemony taste.

This plant has high nutritional value because it is abundant in minerals and vitamins such as calcium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, A, B-complex and carotenoids. Purslane is great for the immune system and for the bone health.

Purslane seeds are highly strong and the plant can survive even for 30 years. Its leaves are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can prevent cancer, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Recent scientific study has revealed that the extract of purslane can destroy about 83% of the liver cancer cells. What’s more, purslane is GMO-free.

You should definitely include this plant into your regular diet because it has rich protein content, which increases your energy and strength. It can even lower the risk of developmental disorders in children such as ADHD and autism.

It is also low in calories, so it aids the weight loss and prevents numerous gastrointestinal disorders due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties.

Researchers have also found evidence that regular intake of purslane lowers the blood tension and the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. Some clinical trials have also shown that this plant aids in the treatment of type 2 diabetes as well.

 

Source: http://nutrilifetips.com/the-plant-that-we-all-have-in-our-yards/

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