English: pigweed, Purslane, little hogweed, moss rose
Malayalam: Kozhuppa കൊഴുപ്പ, Uppucheera ഉപ്പുചീര
Useful plant parts of Pursley: Whole plant
Pursley weed (Portulaca oleracea) is an annual perennial herb, spreading over the ground, commonly found in wet wastelands, roadsides, and as a weed in other plantations, leaves are in clusters at each stem joint, and it is small, ovate, oppositely arranged smooth, reddish green. Flowers are yellow having five petals up to 6 mm wide; appear in the morning, at any time during the year according to climate. Seeds are contained in a tiny seed pod.
Pigweed leaves are useful in the treatment of insect or snake bites, to reduce the pain due to the insect bite, skin Boils, sores, Bacillary dysentery, Diarrhoea, Haemorrhoids, Intestinal bleeding, and also capable to cure Stomachache, Headache, Painful urination, Enteritis, Dysentery, Burns, Insect stings, Earache, Skin sores Pruritus, Ulcers, Eczema, Colitis, Abscesses treat, Acute appendicitis, Dermatitis, Diabetes, Shingles, Fever, Arthritis, Diabetes. It is a rich source of vitamin- E, vitamin C, and vitamin-B.
Noradrenaline, calcium salts, dopamine, beta-carotene, antihypotensive and vasopressor
Antifungal, Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory.
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