Colorful flowers are bright decorative purslane seem embroidered on the carpet
of emerald grass arm itself Mary Weaver. A garden purslane useful
in the treasury of health and beauty to any woman .
Purslane garden - Portulaca oleracea L. - A perennial herb
of the family portulakovyh. We have grown as an annual. Its fleshy,
light green with a reddish tinge stems, 15-35 cm long, often
bedridden, but are raised above the ground and erect. They branched
almost from its inception. The leaves are thick, oblong. The flowers are small,
yellow, located singly or gathered in bundles of 2 - 3 in the leaf axils.
Flowering purslane from June until autumn. Pollinated by insects. Fruit - spherical
or egg-shaped capsule. Seeds are dark brown, maturing from July until frost.
With the wind. Around the globe grow up to 200 species of purslane, and
in Russia, grows wild only garden purslane. It can be seen
in the fields, gardens, on waste grounds, wastelands, sandy sediment in the river
valleys. Purslane cultivated as a vegetable, medicinal and ornamental
plant. Florists bred large-purslane - Portulaca grandiflora.
Homeland purslane is called India, Argentina and Brazil, to Europe purslane
was introduced in the XIX century. Cultivated in Asia Minor, Iran, Mongolia, China
Japan and Australia. In most countries it is grown as a vitamin salad
green, which is used mainly before flowering. Useful properties
purslane purslane contained in herbs vitamins - A, B1, B2, E, K, PP,
proteins, glucose, sucrose, galactose, succinic, citric, malic organic
acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium, manganese and other nutrients.
Medicinal properties garden purslane is used in ancient
times. On the treatment of purslane mention in his writings, Hippocrates, Pliny,
Theophrastus and other physicians and scientists of the ancient world. Portulaca used
as food and as medicine in ancient Egypt and Assyria. The ancient Arabs called
purslane "blessed a vegetable," according to an old Muslim tradition
Magomed iztselilsya from wounds to his legs after touching the purslane with the walking
in the field. Arab physician Ibn al-Benter purslane applied in the treatment of diabetes
liver, kidney, stomach. In modern medicine aboveground
of purslane is used for headaches, stomach diseases, liver
kidney and bladder, and hypotension, arthritis, enterocolitis, dysentery,
conjunctivitis, hemorrhoids, to reduce blood sugar levels. - Decoction of the
purslane herbs 1 tbsp. teaspoon crushed dried herb purslane pour 1
incomplete (to rims) cup of boiling water, bring to a boil and boil for
simmer 15 minutes, pour into a thermos and push a couple of hours,
cool, strain to take on the 1st 3-4 times per day before meals. Outwardly
broth wash sores, blisters and sores, making lotions for psoriasis. To remove
their warts smeared with fresh purslane juice. Portulaca from ancient times
used in cosmetics. Masks of purslane makes wrinkles less visible,
lines and folds of skin running in the tissues of the process of rejuvenation of cells. - Mask
for normal to oily skin 2 tbsp. spoon pulp from young green purslane
mix with 1 teaspoon of oatmeal. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Wash away
water at room temperature. - The mask for dry skin 2 tbsp. minced
purslane mixed with 1 teaspoon of honey and add as much olive oil
that the mass does not spread. Apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with a tampon
soaked in warm tea leaves of green tea. Wash with cool boiled water.
- Mask nutritious mix pounded leaves of purslane, approximately. 4st spoons
with soft cheese and 1 teaspoon of sour cream. Apply to face, neck and decollete
for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm decoction of parsley or chamomile tea. Apply
skin moisturizer. - Infusion for washing the hair of dandruff 1 tbsp. spoon
dry grass pour 1 cup boiling water. Infuse 1 hour, drain, rub
in the scalp after washing and wet hair.