‘Tall Green’

Golden Purslane / Pourpier Vert / Αντράκλα


Common Name: Golden Purslane / Pourpier Vert / Αντράκλα

Scientific Name: Portulaca oleracea sativa


Plant’s cycle: Annual

Light Requirement: full sun

Soil type: Requires a moist light rich well-drained soil; pH: 5.0 – 8.0

Sowing in nursery: April

Direct Planting: May

Germination: 7 to 10 days after sowing

Harvest: 42 to 56 days after sowing

Spacing: 25cm/25cm/0.5cm deep  


Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: self, insects

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 5 years


Edible Parts: Leaves; Seeds

Medicine: Antiscorbutic;  Depurative;  Diuretic;  Febrifuge;  Vermifuge

The plant is antibacterial, antiscorbutic, depurative, diuretic and febrifuge. The leaves are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which is thought to be important in preventing heart attacks and strengthening the immune system. Seed sources such as walnuts, however, are much richer sources. The fresh juice is used in the treatment of strangury, coughs, sores etc. The leaves are poulticed and applied to burns. The leaves and the juice of the plant are particularly effective in the treatment of skin diseases and insect stings. A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of stomach aches and headaches. The leaf juice is applied to earaches. The leaves can be harvested at any time before the plant flowers; they are used fresh or dried. This remedy is not given to pregnant women or to patients with digestive problems. The seeds are tonic and vermifuge. They are prescribed for dyspepsia and opacities of the cornea.