Portulaca – Omega 3 in a plant

What if you could harvest your omega 3 essential fatty acids from your backyard or balcony garden? YES that’s right.  The humble Portulaca oleracea plant (commonly known as purslane) is revered in Eastern and Asian cultures.  Purslane contains many wonderful ingredients that can nourish your body – particularly omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins E and A, and significant minerals Potassium, Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium. [Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1354675 AND http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24683365]. The leaves, new stems and yellow flowers can all be eaten fresh. Toss them into your fresh salad for a fresh, mildly sour and salty flavour.

Wild Portulaca
Wild Portulaca in my backyard.
Wild Portulaca
Wild Portulaca found growing next to the path in my garden.
Potted Portulaca
Potted Portulaca
Potted Portulaca
Potted Portulaca
Potted Portulaca
Time to upgrade to a bigger pot for this one!
Seed pods of portulaca plant
Seed Pods of the Portulaca

Blue Lotus Teas – Harmony

HARMONY - organic herbal tea
HARMONY – organic herbal tea

Harmony is a soothing brew for after meals.  This one contains Chamomile, Paw Paw leaf, Lime Flowers and Peppermint.  These herbs have a long history of traditional use for helping the digestive system to function optimally.  Chamomile flowers have been used in herbal mixtures to calm and soothe the digestion for centuries.

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Blue Lotus Teas – Sweet Dreams

SWEET DREAMS- Organic Herbal Tea
SWEET DREAMS – Organic Herbal Tea

 

Sweet Dreams is one of our best sellers.
This tea contains Lime Flowers, Chamomile, Licorice and Lavender flowers. These herbs have traditionally been used for their soothing calming properties.

Whilst we cannot make any claims for health benefits, we have many happy customers who love this blend.

If you would like to purchase a packet, please visit the store.