portulaca oleracea


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Ground cover plant with reddish spaghetti-like stems and green waxy propeller shaped leaves, yellow flowers. Loves sunlight, not shade. Eat the stems along with the leaves. Has a refreshing tart lemony flavor. In North America it's considered a weed, in other countries it's a popular salad vegetable. It is the highest herbal land plant source of Omega 3, 6 and even some omega 9 fatty acids. Extremely rich in Vitamin C. Contains dopa and noradrenaline (norepinephrine), making it great for allergies, growth hormone production, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, and the entire endocrine system (all glands). Very delicious and nutritious. Can eat raw or steam for 15 seconds, add butter, salt and pepper, mmmmn. You can take the stems, marinate them and use as noodles.You can also take the whole plant, dehydrate it and make purslane powder which you can sprinkle on things through the winter months. Very delicious, very nutritious and heart healthy. Can spread a lot- they drop 50,000 seeds at one time. The only plant that looks like purslane but isn't really edible is spurge. The way to tell the difference is spurge has a white sap inside the stem, which isn't red like purslane stems. Purslane makes a good companion plant by providing ground cover to create a humid microclimate for nearby plants, stabilizing ground moisture. Its deep roots bring up moisture and nutrients that those plants can use.
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Moreover, Portulaca oleracea was not recorded because its flowers are cleistogamus under reduced light intensity (Miyanishi & Cavers, 1984).
Acetic acid induced writhing test in mice assessed the peripheral analgesic activity of Portulaca oleracea. Acetic acid triggers the production of irritant substances within the peritoneum which caused the writhing response.
Saleh, "Antioxidant effect of purslane (Portulaca oleracea) and its mechanism of action," Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, vol.
Oleracein E (OE) (8,9-dihydroxy-1,5,6,10b-tetrahydro-2H-pyrroio[2,1-a]isoquinoline-3-one), an alkaloid possessing tetrahydroisoquinoline and pyrrolidone skeletons, was first isolated from the edible and medicinal plant Portulaca oleracea L.
Portulaca oleracea, also known as purslane, has long been used in various traditional medicine systems to relieve pain and edema.
Purslane, known formally as portulaca oleracea, invades gardens and even sprouts from sidewalk cracks.