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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!

http://unrulyroots.blogspot.ca/2013/07/poisonous-weeds-that-might-growing-in.html

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.

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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…
- ON 5:04:00 PM
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.
Thanks for taking the time to read this article. If you found this information helpful, please share it with your friends and family. Your support in our endeavor of sharing free information would be much appreciated."

http://healthycures.org/see-weed-growing-yard-dont-pick-heres

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Kravenhead
I found several health websites that claim it's healthy, but here's one from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1354675

Here's another source: https://www.lens.org/lens/search?q=purslane

It sounds to me like the real deal.

It looks familiar, but I don't think I have any in my yard.
I used to have some nettles behind the garage.




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Kravenhead
402 day(s) ago
Your postings may save someone else.
Thanks! You have a great day too, Triss!!

Trissinger
402 day(s) ago
Had I taken your comment to heart at the outset, I would have also been the safer-- I think God protected me, K--



Yeah, I basically posted the same thing here and elsewhere, as you'd have discovered by now.

As the saying goes,
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."




Hope you're having a happy & safe day, K--

Kravenhead
403 day(s) ago
Wow! I'm so very glad you were stopped in time.
As I mentioned in my comment, I think it's very risky to eat anything in the wild that hasn't been checked out by an expert.
Those two plants do look very similar.
Thanks for posting the warning. I see you have a related questioned posted as well.
I'll check that out in a few.

Trissinger
404 day(s) ago
Hi Kraven, PLEASE (!!!) read the article I posted in the edited version above where it says "Answer the Question" --

I almost ate a poisonous plant called HAIRY-STEMMED SPURGE or CREEPING SPURGE and if I'd eaten enough, it could have killed me.

Thankfully, God protected me through my husband, who noticed on the website I checked out that a similar, poisonous plant looked very similar, and it was the one I had thought was Purslane.


Kravenhead
410 day(s) ago
Get some good sleep.
I'd be absolutely certain about a plant's nature before pulling it out of the ground and eating it.
Plus, be absolutely certain it hasn't been treated by an herbicide or pesticide (like mosquito control).
Anything you haven't planted yourself, so you know its complete history, is, in my opinion, risky to eat.
I think it would be safer to get some verifiable seeds and grow it yourself.

Trissinger
410 day(s) ago
Hi K! This is the first time I've been on here with my cell -- looks like I've finally joined the 21st Century!
I appreciate the investigation on my behalf.
If I see this weed anywhere, I'm going to start to eat it!
I will awake at 5:10am & have to be at work by 6:30, so I'd better hit the proverbial hay!

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