Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

  1. #1
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    18,232

    Default Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    Christina Sarich
    June 24th, 2013

    Purslane, also known as Portulaca oleracea, is considered a common weed to many that may even be growing in your garden right now, without your explicit invitation. It started its cultivation in India and Persia, and spread to the rest of the world. Some cultures pluck it out and throw it away with leaf clippings and other weeds, while others cultivate it specifically to eat as food. Purslane is an aesthetically attractive weed with fleshy leaves and often yellow flowers, but its health benefits are even more desirable.

    Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/purslane-w...a2ea-323119937
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  2. #2
    Veteran Member Aaltrude's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd November 2008
    Posts
    4,263

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    I grow Purslane as a tasty salad vege in our garden. It does not survive our winter however and needs to be freshly sown every spring.

  3. #3
    Veteran Member wr7476's Avatar
    Join Date
    20th December 2011
    Location
    Taos, NM
    Posts
    535

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    The purslane plant grows wild here, and comes back every year on its own. Lamb's Quarters come back every year as well. I love to eat them both.
    “It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
    ~ Mark Twain~

  4. #4
    Administrator Islander's Avatar
    Join Date
    16th September 2007
    Location
    Maine, USA. The way life should be.
    Posts
    18,232

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    Me too!
    ➤ Happiness is the frosting on the cake of contentment.

  5. #5
    Moderator Julieanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    18th April 2011
    Location
    Roleystone, Western Australia
    Posts
    5,019

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    Local Italian market gardeners call this 'never die'. I have a golden purslane (sort of light gold/green) which has larger leaves than the greener one. I sowed it a few years ago and haven't had to sow it ever again!

  6. #6
    Veteran Member Aaltrude's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd November 2008
    Posts
    4,263

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    Maybe it is the relatively colder weather here but I have never had it regenerate :(

  7. #7
    New Member
    Join Date
    8th July 2013
    Posts
    14

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    wow that's really coool!

  8. #8
    Veteran Member Reesacat's Avatar
    Join Date
    24th September 2007
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    7,112

    Default Re: Purslane – Just a Weed, or an Unrecognized Health-Boosting Plant?

    That is cool, jordanwhitman83 Welcome to the forum.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Over 9 Kiwi Fruit Benefits – Boosting the Immune System, Vision, and Heart Health
    By Islander in forum Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Suggestions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-13, 06:44 AM
  2. Health Benefits of Gentian plant
    By wr7476 in forum Herbs and Spices
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-02-12, 01:39 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-05-11, 07:50 PM
  4. Monsanto’s Roundup Triggers Over 40 Plant Diseases and Endangers Health
    By DizzyIzzy in forum Organic Philosophy: Why Choose Organics?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-18-11, 10:04 PM
  5. Brain-boosting drugs: Why not?, experts say
    By Islander in forum Prescription Medications
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-10-08, 10:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
<<<<<<<< Your Customized Value <<<<<<<<