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Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

Posted by chervil2 z5 MA (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 25, 13 at 9:02

I am wondering if anyone has personal experience with using this herb for conditions other than toothaches. Scientific publications from India and Brazil state the remarkable properties of this plant. I grow the toothache plant as a curiousity and enjoy the appearance of the glossy leaves and pointy eyeball like flowers. Sometimes I add leaves to my salad to enjoy the flavor and numbing sensation. I can see the value of having a tincture of the flowers and/or leaves on hand.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bioactivity of Spilanthes acmella


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RE: Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

i make up an herbal toothpowder for my own personal use and include a bit of spilanthes in there. leaves a nice tingle behind after brushing.


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RE: Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

I've only known to use prickly ash bark for my sensitive teeth but never used spilanthes. Has anyone compared spilanthes to prickly ash to know which one is better? Or maybe they do the same thing?

Thanks.

HerbDoctor


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RE: Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

their actions are similar and could be used interchangeably for this purpose, imo. prickly ash is stronger so you'd probably use less proportionally in your mixture.


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RE: Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

Thanks, K.

HerbDoctor


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RE: Toothache Plant - Spilanthes acmella

Spilanthes acmella (or oleracea, they're just two different names for the same plant) will kill plasmodial diseases and blood parasites, and prevent heartworms in pets. It kills Giardia and prevents food poisoning. It also increases production of white blood cells and antiviral Interferon. Spilanthes and Prunella will prevent/cure MRSA. I've grown and used both Spilanthes and Prunella for over 13 years, and will never be without them.


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