You probably get the creeps when you see purslane growing in your lawns. Don’t worry, most of us do! But, if you knew what this common weed can do for your health, you’d surely be glad to have in your yard.
To start with, puslane is abundant in vitamins and minerals which improve overall health, as well as ample amounts of iron and calcium, essential minerals which support bone health. Moreover, it improves your body’s immune response to common pathogens.
Why is this common weed so beneficial?
Well, purslane leaves abound in vitamins and minerals which support your overall health. They’re also rich in calcium and iron which strengthen your bones as well.
Purslane seeds on the other hand are so strong that the plant can survive more than 25 years. It also strengthens your immune system. This amazingly underestimated plant contains more vitamin A than any other leafy vegetable and an abundance of omega 3 fatty acids, the first nutrient has cancer preventing properties while the latter protects you from cardiovascular diseases. The plant is also rich in proteins and will give you energy to last you all day long. Plus, it’s GMO free!
Having all these benefits in mind we advise you that you start using this plant on a regular basis. It has a nice lemony flavor and a crunchy feel so you can easily substitute spinach with purslane and include it in your salads and meals. You can even add it to your sandwiches instead of lettuce.