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Portulaca (common purslane)

Portulaca (common purslane)

Depurative and diuretic action, powerful anti-cholesterol thanks to the high content of omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin and mineral salts
Purslane is a succulent plant belonging to the Portulacaceae family. Originating in India, today it is widespread in all the areas with a temperate climate, where it grows naturally. It has depurative and diuretic properties and an important anti-cholesterol effect: indeed it is rich in essential fatty acids omega 3 able to reduce the bad cholesterol LDL and to increase the good one HDL. Purslane is also a source of vitamins, such as vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant and anticancer, vitamin C and vitamin of group B, and mineral salts such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and copper. Of purslane you can eat everything: leaves, flowers, stem. It is possible to eat this plant raw, added to salads, or cooked, for the preparation of soups. In order to get the maximum benefit from its properties, it is better to consume it raw.
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