Natural Remedies

What is purslane?

Purslane, a herb rich in unique nutrients, is highly recommended by Dr. Berg as one of the most effective remedies for managing lichen planus. Here are some key details about the specific benefits of purslane for this condition:

  • Rich in Nutrients: Purslane is packed with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and C, folate, and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium. These nutrients are critical for maintaining optimal health.

  • Immune-Modulating Properties: It has impressive immune-modulating properties that are beneficial for managing oral lichen planus.

  • Supported by Clinical Evidence: A comprehensive review published in the Journal of Pharmacopuncture revealed that 83 percent of patients experienced significant clinical improvement after just a few weeks of treatment with purslane. This robust clinical evidence underscores the effectiveness of purslane for managing lichen planus.

  • Safe Alternative: Another study published by BMC Oral Health concluded that purslane is a "magical herb with a plethora of rich nutrients, easy availability, a lack of side effects, and can be a safer alternative drug in oral lichen planus treatment."

Purslane can be consumed in various ways, including eating the leaves, stems, and flowers, taking it as an extract or supplement, or applying it topically as a soothing soap or salve.

Last updated: Jun 05, 2024 21:58 PM