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Wild Edible Plant

Portulaca Oleracea


Family: Portulacaceae
English Common Name: Green purslane
Arabic Name: بقلة


  • 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.

Indigenous Knowledge

  • 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

Cooking Tips

Edible Parts: Leaves
Modes of Consumption: Salad; raw with laban and raw or dried as a filling for fatayer.

Spinach and Purslane Turnover
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