Have you heard about the purslane plant before? In this article, we will uncover the ten incredible medicinal benefits of purslane that you might have never known.
What is Purslane?
Purslane is a succulent annual herb that spreads out in a mat and is glabrous all over. The stems are often a dark purple color, and the leaves are thick, rectangular, and blunt at both ends. Small, yellow, five-petaled flowers bloom in bunches. It’s open when the sun is out. It grows on lawns and in wild areas.
Why Purslane Is Good for You? Here are some of its amazing medicinal benefits:
- Urinary tract infections, liver disease, and renal disease.
- To prevent scurvy
- This will cause breastfeeding women to produce more milk
- It helps with urinating which is difficult or painful.
- Helps with dry hacking coughs, asthma, and excessive thirst.
- Healing for irritated eyes, oral ulcers, and swollen gums.
- Reduces the discomfort associated with burns
- Promotes quicker recovery from injuries
- Aids in passing stool, pee, and menstruation.
- Facilitates digestion
How to Use Purslane as Alternative Medicine
- Purslane’s fresh juice has been used to treat painful or difficult urination, as well as dry coughs, shortness of breath, and excessive thirst.
- When used as eye drops, it reduces inflammation; when gargled with water at a ratio of 50:1, it treats mouth sores and inflamed gums while also re-affixing loose teeth.
- The leaves and the stem are used externally to treat burns, alleviate pain, and speed wound healing.
- The seeds can help in eliminating parasites in the digestive tract, facilitating urination, and increasing menstrual flow.
- The leaves can be eaten raw in a salad or cooked and used as a digestive.
Disclaimer: This is for informational purposes only.
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