Do you recognize this plant? Do you weed it or eat it? Purslane has many healing benefits for your body. It has a cooling, anti-inflammatory affect along with soothing and healing mucilaginous constituents. It can be used topically on the skin to soothe, cool and heal bug bites, inflamed skin, stings and skin sores. Purslane Superfood Better Living through healthy choices. Herboloy and Herbal Use/Education.