Traditionally Used For
- Bladder Problems
- Skin Problems
- Weight Loss
A Good Source Of
- Vitamin C
Another common weed that can be juiced. Look for purslane away from roads or areas that have been sprayed with chemicals. Ideally, you want to pick purslane in the morning. In order to save water, purslane leaves will send their liquids to their roots once the sun gets too hot. Purslane grows during the warmer months.
Purslane can be a powerful cleanser of the body. It can really make the body detoxify. Therefore, you do not want large amounts. If you plan on drinking purslane, then you may also want to consult a Naturopath or herbalist before doing so.
Purslane is bitter and so you don't want to use very much at all. Combine with other vegetables.
Purslane is high in oxalic acid and should be avoided by those who suffer from or are at risk for kidney stones, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and those whose stomach is easily irritated. Read my notes on oxalic acid for more information.
I personally have never drunk purslane juice. I have added this information though because there are those who like to use traditional herbal remedies in addition to the every day and common vegetables.
But since purslane is a powerful detoxifier of the body, you will want to consult a Naturopath or herbalist before drinking purslane.
Besides its natural herbal healing properties, purslane is also extremely nutritious and chock full of vitamins and minerals.
Chinese Herbal Information
5 Elements: n/a
5 Flavors: n/a
Nothing to report.
Cautions & Suggestions:
Nothing to report.
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Picture of Purslane
Purslane — Nutritional Analysis
- Value / 100 g
- Total lipid (fat)
- Carbohydrate, by difference
- Calcium, Ca
- Iron, Fe
- Magnesium, Mg
- Phosphorus, P
- Potassium, K
- Sodium, Na
- Zinc, Zn
- Copper, Cu
- Manganese, Mn
- Selenium, Se
- Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin B-6
- Folate, total
- Folic acid
- Folate, food
- Folate, DFE
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin A, IU
- Vitamin A, RAE
- Amino Acids
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
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