Why Purslane is a Hero Ingredient for Women with Sensitive Skin

“Purslane is my hero ingredient. It functions as a telomerase activator, it’s anti-inflammatory, and it’s an antioxidant – a superfood.”  –Barbara Sturm, Creator of Germany-based Molecular Cosmetics


Purslane, otherwise known as portulaca (scientific name Portulaca oleracea) is a herbaceous plant known since ancient times for its therapeutic powers. Most likely of Asian origins, it was used as a medicine in ancient Egypt, while in the Middle Ages it also appeared on the table. The diuretic, purifying, thirst-quenching, and anti-diabetic properties of this precious plant can be traced back to its nutritional composition. On one hand it is considered a weed, on the other it is appreciated for its beneficial properties and for its multiple culinary uses. Purslane is quite simply an edible wild plant.

Purslane in your diet

Rich in omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids that play a beneficial action for our body, this plant source is perfect for introducing such substances if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Purslane has vitamins A, B and C, in its leaves, which also contain mineral salts, including iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and calcium. Therefore, adding purslane to your diet helps to maintain healthy skin, healthy mucous membranes, as well as good eyesight and perfect immunity. Inserting a pair of purslane stems with leaves into your salad will not only add texture and flavor to it, but will also enable you to meet your daily nutritional needs.

Purslane has juicy leaves and stems, with a flavor similar to that of rocket lettuce. You may add purslane to salads or mix it together with other vegetables, in soups. It is also very tasty in a simple plate of stuffed pasta with a vegetable cream sauce, where purslane becomes the key ingredient: it should be minced and added to the cream sauce, before adding the pasta. You can also use it in an omelette, or eat it as a side dish, sautéed in a pan and lightly seasoned with oil and lemon.

Skincare benefits

Purslane owes its anti-aging properties to vitamin C, copper and manganese, powerful antioxidants that stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the ultimate anti-wrinkle remedy that prevents premature graying as well as discoloration of the iris of the eye. In addition to its anti-aging properties, purslane strengthens the immune system. Your nose, mouth, throat and lungs are the body parts most directly exposed to viruses and bacteria. Vitamin C increases the aggressiveness of our white blood ,so that when our body comes into contact with strong viruses, it is better equipped to fight them. Vitamin A focuses on making the skin and mucosa more resistant to the presence of fungi, viruses and bacteria. When consumed fresh or even as an infusion, purslane may function as a diuretic and depurative. For skincare, it can be useful in the treatment of eczema, acne-prone skin and insect bites, in the form of a compress made from fresh leaves.

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