Purslane is a versatile herb used in a variety of ways. Gardeners use it to decorate flowerbeds; cooks are happy to add it to various dishes, fry it, or marinate it for the winter. The plant is also widely used in medicine.
Purslane is an annual plant from the genus Portulacaceae. It is fleshy stems covered with spade-shaped sheets. It reaches up to 12 inches (30 cm) in height. Portulaca flowers in June-September. Under natural conditions, the plant grows almost everywhere, and many gardeners consider it a weed, underestimating its beneficial properties.