It’s The Annoying-But-Edible Weed That Could Extend Your Life

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It’s the annoying little “weed” that may invade your lawn or garden bed this year, but you likely have no idea that it is a medicinal powerhouse. It’s called “purslane,” and it can benefit your skin, urinary and digestive systems. It is also a source of omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium and other important nutrients.

Most people think of purslane solely as a weed that overtakes your turf grass. You typically find it in bare spots of your lawn. Purslane is easy to identify because of its reddish-brown stem that can grow up to 12 inches long. The leaves are thick and oval-shaped, with a smooth feel. There is more to know about purslane than its looks. Here are some of its noted medicinal purposes.

Healthy Heart

Purslane is a fantastic source of omega 3 fatty acids. Believe it or not, some plants have levels


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