Someone say toothache plant?

Someone say Acmella Oleracea

I am not harvesting my toothache plant (aka Armella Oleracea, Spilanthes and Para Cress, Eyeball Plant, Spot Plant) cause it is a new moon and that is a better time for planting:

Traditional Botanical name: Spilanthes Oleracea
Thriving in rich, moist well drained soil in an open sunny position, the toothache plant is a perennial in tropical areas, an annual in temperate areas and is a small, erect plant. It grows quickly and sends up gold and red flower inflorescences and is often used ornamentally.

Toothache plant is native to Brazil and is commonly used to relieve toothache as it’s leaves and pretty flowers obtain an analgesic agent spilanthol (antibiotics) -which works quite efficiently.

Thriving in rich, moist well drained soil in an open sunny position, the toothache plant is a perennial in tropical areas, an annual in temperate areas.
Also used by smart Brazilian people for culinary purposes to add vitamins and flavor to food but the enlightened Indian people use it in soups to cure colds and flus.
It is an excellent mouthwash and is has a quick antiseptic effect.It is also known to be a real benefit for conditions such as thrush, candida and herpes – in this instance it is used raw in salads. mmmmmmmmmm.
Here is a lovely Tea recipe

Spilanthes Tea Blend

4 dried spilanthes flowers

1 teaspoon grated, fresh ginger root

4 tablespoons chopped, fresh lemon balm

2 cups water

Add the water to a non-metallic pan and place it on the stove.

As  the water comes to a boil remove  from  heat.

Add every ingredient and let the mixture settle (steep) for 10-15 minutes. Make sure you cover the pan  so the oils do not escape

Strain the herbs from the water and pour into a cup, you may add honey for flavour. Enjoy.

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