If you cannot get rid of some annoying weed in your backyard, look closely, it that weed is Portulaca oleracea or Purslane, don’t try to remove it. Even though it looks annoying, this weed can boost your health.
Purslane comes from India and Persia, but you can find it even in your backyard. Some people use it for cooking, while other just trash it.
This weed doesn’t look like the most beautiful plant in the world, with its meaty leaves and small yellow flowers, but it has some amazing health benefits.
The seeds of this plant can live for 40 years and they can grow both in the garden and in harsh climate conditions. And when it comes to the plant, it is more that resistant and powerful too. This plant is very high in omega-3 fats, and it has it more than any fish oil you can buy.
Besides omega-3 fats, Purslane also has a lot of vitamin A, that can boost your overall health and protect you from cancer.
Beta-xanthins and reddish beta-cyanis are two types of betalain alkaloid pigments in this plant, and they both act as antioxidant and antimutagen agents. If you are in need of vitamin C, B, niacin, riboflavin, calcium, iron or even magnesium, you can find them in this weed.
In the end, if you want to boost your health, no need to go to the store and buy expensive supplements, you can just take a walk to your backyard and you are good to go!