Other Names: Semizebe, Portulacca oleraceae, Purslane, Pourpier
Botanical Information: From the Purslane family; 30cm. It is an annual herbaceous plant that can grow up to . Its body lies flat on the soil, its leaves are stemless and fleshy. The edible part is its small, round green leaves and tender stems. The small flowers of the plant are usually yellow, sometimes purple, pink or red. Its fruits contain many tiny black seeds. The taste is slightly sour.
Places where it is grown: Purslane, whose homeland is India, is widely grown and grown all over the world and in our country.
Known Composition: Rich in vitamin C and Iron. It contains sorrel acid.
Uses: It can be added raw to salads and yoghurt.
The omega 3 unsaturated fats contained in purslane are at a level comparable to those of fish: It both protects the heart and protects against cancer. So much so that those who do not eat fish or cannot consume fish oil can make up for this deficiency by eating purslane every day. It is traditionally believed to be good for gout, headaches and other body pains. Today’s scientific research confirms the existence of this beneficial effect of purslane on health.
Purslane benefits those suffering from constipation with its high fiber content.
It is a very suitable vegetable for the elderly, sick and people on diet.
Its poultice provides relief for burns and abscesses.