A nice succulent with bright yellow flowers and edible nutritious vegetables. It's a famous plant in Korean traditional medicine to treat infection and irritated skin.
Modern research confirms that it's loaded with skin-goodies: it's the richest green plant source of omega-3 fatty acids (α-linolenic acid), contains NMFs (polysaccharides and amino acids), vitamins (β-carotene), minerals, and antioxidants (yellow betaxanthins and reddish betacyanins). Thanks to all its beneficial components, Purslane Extract has several magic properties: it's a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent and also has wound healing abilities.
Show me some proof
- Rashed, A. N., F. U. Afifi, and A. M. Disi. "Simple evaluation of the wound healing activity of a crude extract of Portulaca oleracea L.(growing in Jordan) in Mus musculus JVI-1." Journal of Ethnopharmacology 88.2 (2003): 131-136.
- Chan, K., et al. "The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. sativa (Haw.) Celak." Journal of ethnopharmacology 73.3 (2000): 445-451.
- Liu, Lixia, et al. "Fatty acids and β-carotene in Australian purslane (Portulaca oleracea) varieties." Journal of chromatography A 893.1 (2000): 207-213.