The bronze-green leaves and the more potent yellow cone shaped flowers have a taste and properties similar to coneflower (Echinacea purpurea).
Toothache plant stimulates the flow of salvia which cleanses the mouth, tones the gums, and enhances immune function.
Spilanthes also improves digestion, eases flatulence, improves the appetite, and helps to overcome nausea and vomiting by its stimulating effect on the salivary glands.
It is called the toothache plant because when you chew on the leaves or flowers it produces a numbing effect to the tongue and gums.
Toothache plant can be used in this manner to help ease the pain of a toothache, (once you get used to the weird feeling).
25 fresh seeds $3.50
Degree of difficulty in germination.....7/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal