Nature hides many mysteries, it’s no wonder that people let the plants that heal and feed go unnoticed because they think they are weeds, that is, bushes that spontaneously arise in vacant land and that do not have properties capable of helping the organism against illnesses.

However, with the advancement of technology and the various experiments devised by scientists, it is possible to discover some of nature’s secrets and enjoy them properly.

An example of this is the purslane, a discreet plant for being low and reaching only 30 cm, but which has great benefits in its compositions. It can be used in juices, but also in the form of teas.

medicinal properties

Originated in Europe, but today it can be found in almost all Brazilian regions, the purslane is a plant that grows perfectly in cultivated soil.

Similar to spinach in terms of flavor and properties, this herb carries several unique benefits thanks to its powers:

  • Anti-bacterial;
  • Antiscorbutic;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Antipyretic;
  • Choleretic;
  • Debugging;
  • Diuretic;
  • Emollient;
  • Emmenagogue;
  • Laxative;
  • Sudorific;
  • Vermifuge.

Benefits of this plant

This plant is versatile, as at the same time that it treats internal disorders in the body, it is also able to improve external problems.

Thus, purslane eliminates worms and cures diseases that affect the liver, bladder and kidneys. Milk secretion also increases with the use of this herb, however it is necessary to have a medical follow-up, as well as in cases of pregnant users.

Outside the body, the plant is also an ally of health. This is because the herb can be applied to the skin in order to treat burns, wounds and other bruises. The use of this plant is indicated in these cases, as in addition to relieving pain, it is also ideal for stimulating healing.

Purslane tea

Put 100 grams of purslane leaves in a liter of filtered water. Bring the ingredients to the fire and simmer for 10 minutes. After the set time, turn off the heat and leave the pot covered for another 10 minutes.

After infusion, strain the liquid and drink three to four cups a day. In case of external use, apply the preparation sheets to the wounds.