Spilanthes, Acmella oleracea
Spilanthes is a flowering herb native to Brazil. It is a small direct growing plant with broad leaves and has delicate gold and red flowers that look like a bullseye. Other names for Spilanthes are toothache plant, paracress, and electric daisy.
Known as “nature’s toothbrush”, Spilanthes is used for optimal oral health. It is a stimulating and enlivening herb that brings a wonderful tingling sensation to the mouth and gums. Acting as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal, it can be used to treat canker sores, dry mouth, and sore throat, while moving stagnation, supporting blood flow and providing nutrients. The flower heads contain an analgesic agent known as Spilanthol, which can be used to numb tooth and gum aches. Spilanthes can also improve digestion, and reduce symptoms of candida, thrush, herpes, and cold sores, as well as awaken your senses and clear stagnant energy in the mouth and gut.
- Maintains oral health
- Increases immunity
- Supports digestion
- Treats fungus and ringworm infection
- Enhances absorption of Vitamin C