APPLICATIONS AND DOSAGE.|
PORTULACA OLERACEA - PURSLANE.
(100 % purslane herbs)
Portulaca (Purslane) has vitamins A, C and E and the minerals: calcium and potassium salts, phosphorus, manganese, silicone, copper; high levels of potassium and iron.
Also: glutathione and Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also a good source of Co-enzyme Q10
All this makes the plant a great source of anti-oxidants!
Purslane is a plant rich in pectin, which lowers cholesterol. It has been used as a hypo-lipidemic agent (lowers the fat content of the blood)
For inflamed skin conditions (boils, cuts, dermatitis and psoriasis)
As an anti-oxidant (both as a preventative of age-related illnesses and treating people with chronic health problems.
Chronic cough, Ulcerative colitis, Urinary tract infections Mastitis, Diarrhea.
Tincture: 1 - 4 ml daily
Side effects: No side effects are known
The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. Sativa (Haw.) Celak. Chan K, Islam MW, Kamil M, Radhakrishnan R, Zakaria MN, Habibullah M, Attas A.
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