Herbs are an abundant source of nutrition, you were always showed a basic food pyramid structure growing up and in this pyramid sceem there was no herb section for beneficial nutrition. Forever as man been present we used wisely and regularly. Herbs can replace costly pills and supplements, and even some drugs. For example, if you currently take fish oil capsules, omega-3 oil capsules, flax oil, or anti-depressants, a switch to purslane could improve your health and save you lots of money, too.
Purslane is known as a beneficial juicy herb found as a weed throughout the world, it can be found growing in your yard in one of your flower beds or even in a crack in the side-walk out front . Purslane
is commonly used as a potherb or as an ingredient for salads.
Purslane has been recently identified as an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid. Alpha-linolenic is an omega-3 fatty acid, also known as fish oil. This crucial content in Purslane herb plays an important role in human growth, development and preventing diseases.
Moreover, this fatty acid cannot be synthesized by humans and therefore has to be ingested. Purslane
herb is five times richer in omega-3 fatty acids than spinach, and is high in vitamin C also.
It contains up to 4000 ppm of the omega-3 fatty-acid alpha linolenic acid (ALA); that means a 100 gram serving (between 3 and 4 ounces) contains 400 mg of ALA. Purslane-fed chickens lay eggs that have 20X more omega-3's than regular eggs.
Eating purslane is tastier, safer, and more effective than taking omega-3 supplements. To increase the effect use walnut oil to your purslane.
That's optimal thinking consciously.
1 bunch purslane (~1 lb), washed and chopped in small pieces, stems discarded
1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, diced (discard seeds)
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly cut (julienne)
1 yellow or orange peppers or (jalapenos), finely chopped
1 red pepper, finely chopped
1 onion, cut in thin (julienne)
1/2 lemon juiced
1 tbls pomegranete juice (if you cannot find it, use
juice of one lemon in stead of half)
1 tsp sumac powder or (annatto)
2-3 tbsp cold press walnut oil
1 tsp paprika (I used 1 1/2 tsp of a spicy variety)
1 garlic clove
(add cayenne for heat)
Put thin half moon shape onion in a bowl. Scatter 2 tsp salt on top. Rub onion with salt for a minute. Rinse salt off the
onion with water. Drain. Put all the ingredients in bowl, season with lemon juice, pomegranate juice or (lemon juice), olive oil, sumac or (annatto), paprika, and salt.