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Purslane

LATIN NAME

Portulaca oleracea

 

COMMON NAME

Purslane, Market Purslane or Porcelane

 

HABITAT

Europe, Asia, America and Australia.

 

 

 


EXTRACT FROM PURSLANE AND NAVELWORT DEVELOPED BY OUR LABORATORIES: PNV™ (Purslane Navelwort)

When PNV™ means longevity...

Purslane, of the family Portulacaceae, is a herbaceous plant with creeping stems common in hot and temperate areas. Too often considered as a pest in gardens, it is nevertheless of great interest in phytotherapy and pharmacology.

Consumed and used in traditional medicine since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it is also considered by Chinese medicine as a valuable ally in the protection of neurons, the fight against brain senescence and cancer.

Biologically, this plant has the ability to survive successive freezes and thaws as well as excessive solar radiation by regulating its programmed cell death mechanism, or apoptosis. Equipped with a system for regulating its tissue homeostasis, this characteristic gives this plant vitality and growth.

The biomimetic regulator PNV™ thus protects the survival of nerve cells, even in the presence of a deleterious agent, by restoring the synthesis of the cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory protein, the Humanine protein.

 

For more information on this subject

  • E. Abdel Moneim A., A. Dkhil M. and Al-Quraishy S. (2013) The potential role of Portulaca oleracea as a neuroprotective agent in rotenone-induced neurotoxicity and apoptosis in the brain of rats Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology Volume 105, Issue 3, March 2013, Pages 203-212.
  • Fatemi Tabatabaei, S. R., Rashno, M., Ghaderi, S., & Askaripour, M. (2016). The Aqueous Extract of Portulaca Oleracea Ameliorates Neurobehavioral Dysfunction and Hyperglycemia Related to Streptozotocin-Diabetes Induced in Ovariectomized Rats. Iranian journal of pharmaceutical research : IJPR, 15(2), 561–571.
  • Lee, Suyeon & Ho Kim, Ki & Park, Changhoon & Lee, Jong-Suk & Kim, Young. (2014). Portulaca oleracea extracts protect human keratinocytes and fibroblasts from UV-induced apoptosis. Experimental dermatology. 23 Suppl 1. 13-7. 10.1111/exd.12396.
  • Zhou, Y. X., Xin, H. L., Rahman, K., Wang, S. J., Peng, C., & Zhang, H. (2015). Portulaca oleracea L.: a review of phytochemistry and pharmacological effects. BioMed research international, 2015, 925631. doi:10.1155/2015/925631.
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