Portulaca oleracea Reviews
Portulaca oleracea is often known as common purslane, duckweed, little hogweed, or parsley. This plant is distributed in many countries, especially in tropical and subtropical areas. Portulaca oleracea is a green, leafy vegetable that can be eaten raw or cooked. This plant has been used in folk medicine since ancient times and is included in the World Health Organization’s list of most widely used medicinal plants. Portulaca oleracea Extract has a high potential to be used as human and animal food and to be utilized as a pharmacological agent in medicine.
Components of Portulaca oleracea Extract
Raw Portulaca oleracea is 93% water, 3% carbohydrates, and 2% protein, and contains negligible fat. In a 100 gram reference amount, Portulaca oleracea (purslane) supplies 20 calories, and rich amounts (20% or more of the Daily Value, DV) of vitamin E (81% DV) and vitamin C (25% DV), with moderate content (11-19% DV) of several dietary minerals. Portulaca oleracea Extract has been identified as the richest vegetable source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid.
Health Benefits of Portulaca oleracea Extract
Portulaca oleracea Extract (Aqueous extracts) have shown muscle-relaxing effects. Ethanolic extracts showed significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. A crude of the Portulaca oleracea Extract has been shown to accelerate wound healing when applied topically. An ethanolic extract showed antifungal activity against Trichophyton dermatophytes. Portulaca oleracea Extract has shown antityrosinase activity and are being tested for their skin-whitening activity.
The plant is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is thought to be important in preventing heart attacks and strengthening the immune system. Seed sources such as walnuts, however, are much richer sources. The fresh juice is used in the treatment of strangury, coughs, sores etc. A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of stomach aches and headaches.
The leaves are poulticed and applied to burns, both they and the plant juice are particularly effective in the treatment of skin diseases and insect stings. The leaf juice is applied to earaches, it is also said to alleviate caterpillar stings.
The leaves can be harvested at any time before the plant flowers, they are used fresh or dried. This remedy is not given to pregnant women or to patients with digestive problems. The seeds are tonic and vermifuge. They are prescribed for dyspepsia and opacities of the cornea.
Portulaca oleracea Extract Side effects
No adverse reactions were detected for the time being.
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