Why You Should Eat Purslane, A Common Edible Weed

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The sentiment that everything under the sun was meant to serve human beings some purpose is a familiar, although often debated topic, topic. In recent years however, it is somehow proving to be true as human beings discover new uses for things that have traditionally been viewed as a nuisance. For purslane, this is exactly how it has been regarded all along. For many years it has always been the garden weed that no matter how well you weed it out it will always grow back. However, it is not simply an annoying weed; there is now evidence that it has many benefits to our body.

Besides the fact that it can add some a distinctive taste to your favorite salads, it also has many health benefits. Doctors say that it has up to 20 times more melatonin than many of the fruits and vegetables we are used to consuming. Melatonin is an antioxidant that is thought to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. When you think about it, this is an indirect way of saying that this weed can help your body prevent the growth and spread of cancer cells. In addition to that, its leaves contain more omega-3 fatty acids than any other vegetable known to human beings. These acids are a key factor in keeping your heart healthy.

In China, purslane has long been used as a traditional medicine to treat indigestion and bites from snakes and insects. With all this medicinal benefits and many more yet to be discovered, this is one weed that you shouldn’t mind letting hang around for some time. You never know when you might need it and it may be a surprising addition to you meal. Nature has many ways of surprising humanity with things that they least expected in this world. We may eventually discover that purslane is the long awaited cure for some chronic diseases that have troubled mankind for many years.

To learn more about other edible weeds and other benefits of eating purslane visit naturalnews.com.

Why You Should Eat Purslane, A Common Edible Weed


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