TOOTHACHE Plant - Spilanthes oleracea x30 Seeds

Acmella oleracea (Spilanthes oleracea) is a species of flowering herb in the family Asteraceae. Common names include toothache plant, paracress and electric daisy. In Brazil it is called jambu. Its native distribution is unclear, but it is likely derived from a Brazilian Acmella species. It is grown as an ornamental and it is used as a medicinal remedy in various parts of the world. A small, erect plant, it grows quickly and bears gold and red inflorescences. It is frost-sensitive but perennial in warmer climates.


  • Easily grown between Spring & Summer
  • If using GA3 (worlds strongest Growth Hormone), seeds can be planted successfully in any season any time of the year (available at our store here)
  • Plant about half a centimetre below in intermediate to rich soil
  • Must be warm and moist soil upon planting
  • The plant responds well to nutrient-rich potting mixture by producting a higher alkaloid content and larger leaves if well looked after
  • Plant in a partially shaded area

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  • Culinary uses

    For culinary purposes, small amounts of shredded fresh leaves add a unique flavour to salads. Cooked leaves lose their strong flavour and may be used as leafy greens. Both fresh and cooked leaves are used in dishes (such as stews) in Northern parts of Brazil, especially in the state of Pará, often combined with chillies and garlic to add flavor and vitamins to other foods.[1] A related species is used in several Southeast Asian dishes, such as salads. In Thai cuisine the leaves are one of the ingredients of the Kaeng khae curry.[2] Consumption of portions or whole flowers have been reportedly used to offset the intense heat of chillies and peppers.[citation needed]

    Eating a whole flower bud results in a grassy taste, followed by an extremely strong tingling or numbing sensation and often excessive saliva production and a cooling sensation in the throat.[1] These buds are known as Buzz Buttons, Szechuan buttons, sansho buttons, and electric buttons.[3] In India, the buds are used as flavoring in chewing tobacco.[3]

    The leaves of this plant is used by Bodo-tribals of Bodoland, Assam (India) in preparing a spicy chicken soup, mixed with other common spices. Bodos believe that this soup provides relief from cold and cough.


  • Medical uses and effects

    A decoction or infusion of the leaves and flowers is a traditional remedy for stammering, toothache, stomatitis,[1] and throat complaints.[citation needed]

    Acmella oleracea extract has been tested against various yeasts and bacteria and was essentially inactive.[4]

    Acmella oleracea has been shown to have a strong diuretic action in rats.[5]

    Spilanthes extract has been discovered to aid in saliva stimulation (sialogogue) for people suffering from dry mouth (xerostomia).[citation needed] Its properties provide relief to dry mouth by enhancing saliva production.[citation needed]
  • Active Chemicals

    Spilanthol, (2E,6Z,8E)-deca-2,6,8-trienoic acid isobutyl amide
    (2E,7Z,9E)-Undeca-2,7,9-trienoic acid isobutyl amide, another alkylamide from Acmella oleracea
    (2E)-Undeca-2-en-8,10-diynoic acid isobutyl amide

    The most important taste-active molecules present are fatty acid amides such as spilanthol, which is responsible for the trigeminal and saliva-inducing effects of products such as Jambu oleoresin, a concentrated extract from Paracress.[6]

    Besides the main active ingredient spilanthol, Acmella also contains stigmasteryl-3-O-b-D-glucopyranoside and a mixture of triterpenes.

    The isolation and total synthesis of the active ingredients have been reported.[7]
  • Pesticide effects

    Extracts using hexane of freshly harvested flowers of S. acmella were bioassayed against Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) larvae and Helicoverpa zea (the corn earworm moth) neonates. Spilanthol proved effective at killing mosquitoes, with an LD100 (at 24 hours) at a concentration of 12.5 µg/mL and showed 50% mortality at 6.25 µg/mL.

    The mixture of isomers of spilanthol showed a 66% weight reduction of H. zea neonate larvae at 250 µg/mL concentration after 6 days.[6]


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TOOTHACHE Plant - Spilanthes oleracea x30 Seeds

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