Can anyone find evidence that the plant Purslane is as healthy as the article claims?
WARNING!!! See the picture in the link below to compare the POISONOUS PLANT of HAIRY-STEMMED SPURGE or CREEPING SPURGE with the healthy Purslane!
DO NOT EAT CREEPING SPURGE or HAIRY-STEMMED SPURGE -- the stems are hairy and it lets out a white, milky substance when the stems are pinched and it can cause severe vomiting, diarrhea, and if enough is eaten, even death--
I almost ate the poisonous one, after looking it up on the net, but my husband noticed the poisonous plant before I swallowed or had chewed much, thank God-- and thanks to my husband as well. (!)
PLEASE be extremely careful if you plan to eat Purslane -- make sure that the stems are NOT hairy, that the plant leaves are thick looking and shiny, and that there is NO milky substance that comes out of the stem of the plant when you pinch it.
The article below tells of no studies done on Purslane.
Can anyone here find studies which substantiate the claims written in this article below?
"If You See This “Weed” Growing In Your Yard, Don’t Pick It! Here’s Why…
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The majority of you probably regard purslane as a useless weed, but this article will reveal some interesting facts about it. Its leaves provide fantastic health benefits, so next time you want to pull it and throw it away, you should have that in mind.
This weed includes the most vitamin A than all green leafy vegetables, which prevents cancer, and is abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids, so it effectively prevents heart diseases and stroke. Moreover, it is free of GMO.
Regarding all this, you should consider including it into your regular diet. Its leaves have delicious lemony taste and crunchy texture. Therefore, you can replace spinach with it, and include it in various recipes. You can add it to salads and sandwiches, and since it is also rich in proteins, it will boost your energy levels and strength. Purslane also reduces the risk of developmental disorders in children, like autism, and ADHD.
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