Everyone regards purslane as a common useless weed. In fact, this weed is more useful than you can imagine.
The leaves offer amazing health benefits, so you better reconsider the next time you decide to pull it and throw it away. This weed is rich in essential antioxidants and vitamins vital for the overall health. It contains calcium and iron that are very important for the bones.
Purslane’s seeds are so strong that the plant can live up to 25 years, making it clear that it can boost your immune system.
Moreover, it is GMO free, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and contains the most vitamin A of all green leafy vegetables that can protect you from cancer. Up until now, everyone’s focus was on how to get rid of this plant, but that’s about to change.
The leaves actually have a very pleasant lemony taste, crunchy texture, and can be perfect to include it in your recipes, or you can even make it as a substitute for spinach. It also goes great with salads and sandwiches, plus its high protein levels will give you strength.
Thanks to the omega-3 fatty acids, this weed can protect you from stroke and heart diseases. Furthermore, it lowers the chance of ADHD in children, autism and other developmental disorders.