Plant Information

Common Name: PURSLANE
Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea

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  • Annual
  • Half hardy annual.
  • Full sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Leaves are eaten raw in salads, cooked as a vegetable, added to sauces and fillings.
  • Pickled in vinegar.
  • Like okra, they have a mucilaginous texture when cooked.

Parts Used

  • Whole plant, leaves.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • A sour, diuretic, cooling herb that lowers fever and clear toxins.
  • Effective against many bacterial infections.
  • External: boils, snake bite, bee stings and eczema.
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