Toothache plant

Scientific name: Acmella oleracea or Spilanthes oleracea

Toothache pain? In my previous blog I talked about Pine sap as being miracle medicine. This annual that is an herb of the daisy family is no exception! This amazing plant inhibits a lot of the same properties of the pine sap.

The Toothache plant has been used for centuries to manage tooth pain. It is an antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It is said to have originated from Brazil and grow like a weed in the most parts of the tropics.

The flower heads can produce up to 1.25% spilanthol which is what causes the tingling and local numbing sensation. The leaves can also be chewed but may not be as potent. The results can last up to 15 minutes.

The flowers can be dried and saved or you can grow more plants! Just one flower head produces up to 5000 seeds! Woah, that’s a lot!

This plant is super easy to take care of and grows lots of flowers quickly. Why not have one or two on hand for when you need to soothe whatever mouth pain ailment you have? Great for babies that are teething, canker sores, gum irritation, and of course, toothaches!

I think everyone should try as much as they can to stay away from manufactured medicine and get back to our natural roots. So many remedies that used to get passed down form one generation to the next, have been lost. Party because we’ve relied on the Healthcare system to fix us.

I know you all have seen those dreamy prescription commercials with perfectly happy healthy looking people dancing in slow motion in a picturesque field under a perfect blue sky and fluffy clouds. And then at the very end of the commercial they speed up the commentators voice to list all the side effects that they couldn’t possibly go over in just a short 43 seconds. Umm, No thanks.

We are too reliant on the big pharmaceutical companies when the answer to many of our health problems can be found right in our backyard.

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