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IBSARESDUAmerican University of Beirut
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English Name
Green purslane
Scientific Name
Portulaca oleracea
Arabic Name
بقلة
Transliteration
Bakla; farfahine
Description
Annual growing to 0.25m by 0.25m at a fast rate *see picture
Seasonality
Summer
Locality
Bweida Altitude: 659 Latitude North: N 34°26'02.3" Latitude East:E 036°25'03.2" Collector: Antoun Maacaroun Date: 5/27/2005
Habitat
Fields, waste ground, roadside verges, cultivated ground and by the sea -- Requires a moist soil and cannot grow in the shade ** South Europe, East Mediterranean region, Asia
Medical Properties
Easy to digest - Treatment of Constipation - Decreases cholesterol up to 20 % - Beneficial for all the body - Beneficial for the Heart - High content of Vitamins - Nutritious - Relieves Stomach ache
Edible Portions
Leaves
MOC
Salad; raw with laban and raw or dried as a filling for fatayer *see recipes
Family
Portulacaceae
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Spinach and Purslane turnover
 
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