Portulaca Oleracea Extract

Derived from green or common purslane, this moisturizing extract is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, and contains antioxidant glutathione and vitamin E. As a herbal medicine, it is believed to treat headaches and inflammation.
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Portulaca Oleracea Extract

Overview

Portulaca oleracea extract is derived from the Portulaca oleracea plant, also known as green or common purslane. This plant has thick, dark green leaves and vibrant, yellow flowers and is widely used in many countries’ cuisines and traditional medicines.

As a herbal medicine, it is believed to treat headaches and inflammation. Green purslane, out of all the other green leafy plants, is known to be one of the richest sources of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid.

It also contains vitamins (in particular, vitamin E) and antioxidants (glutathione), can act as a moisturizing ingredient, and soothe irritated and inflamed skin.

Science

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Iranshahy, M., Javadi, B., Iranshahi, M., Jahanbakhsh, S. P., Mahyari, S., Hassani, F. V., & Karimi, G. (2017). A review of traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Portulaca oleracea L. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 205, 158–172. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2017.05.004 
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Uddin, M. K., Juraimi, A. S., Ali, M. E., & Ismail, M. R. (2012). Evaluation of antioxidant properties and mineral composition of Purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) at different growth stages. International journal of molecular sciences, 13(8), 10257–10267. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms130810257
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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.