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Alternative Names

Common Purslane, Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, Pursley, Moss rose, Summer Purslane, Indian Cress, Wild Portulaca

Scientific Name

Portulaca Oleracea

Why Do People Use Verdolaga?

Oral preparations of Portulaca oleracea (Verdolaga), like verdolaga powder, are used to treat cough, cardiac weakness, dysentery, diarrhea, gingivitis, fever, hypertension, high cholesterol, ulcers, sore throat, worms and urinary infections. Its essential fatty acid content helps to reduce blood pressure, decrease the blood levels of cholesterol and blood clotting plus enhance human immune system. Verdolaga is used topically for burns, boils, hemorrhoids, cataracts and for insect Stings.

Is It Safe To Use?

Portulaca oleracea consists of oxalic acid which is a natural existing substance found in different vegetables that may crystallize as oxalate stones in the urinary tract in some individuals. Fresh leaves (100 g) contain 1.31 g of oxalic acid, which is more than in cassava (1.26 g/100 g) and spinach (0.97 g/100 g). Therefore, people suffering from known oxalate urinary tract stones are suggested to stop eating purslane and certain vegetables belonging to the Brassica family of plants. Adequate intake of water is therefore advised to sustain normal urine output.

How Effective Is Verdolaga?

Verdolaga powder is a rich source of Vitamin A (1320 IU/100 g, provides 44% of RDA) - one of the highest among green leafy vegetables. Vitamin A is a known potent and effective natural antioxidant and is important element for vision. This vitamin also plays essential part in maintaining healthy skin and mucus membranes. Consumption of natural fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin A is known to protect from oral cavity and lung cancers.

How Verdolaga Works?

Portulaca oleracea consists of dopamine, Omega 3 acids, sterols, noradrenaline, oxalic acid, malic acid, asparagic acid, glutamic acid, vitamin C, beta carotene, potassium, iron, fructose, glucose and sucrose.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Verdolaga?

Pregnant females should avoid using verdolaga. People suffering from weak digestion or internal coldness should avoid using verdolaga powder.

How Verdolaga Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between verdolaga powder and various supplements & herbs.

How Verdolaga Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Verdolaga Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Verdolaga Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Verdolaga Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no interaction between verdolaga powder and diseases or conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Verdolaga?

There is no typical dosage of verdolaga powder.


According to various reports the genus name Portulaca is derived from the word laca meaning ‘milk carrier’ and Latin porto in reference to its milky sap. The oleracea species is Latin word which means potherb. It is a local herb of India and Persia which was introduced into Europe by Arabs in the 15th century as a salad. According to historians, it is reported that this herb was one of the most favorite food herb of Mahatma Gandhi.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Verdolaga Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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