PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Acmella oleracea

Toothache Plant

Plant Type Dwarf shrub
Flower Colour Yellow
Leaf Shape Ovate - medium
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Tropical
Drought No
Coastal No
Frost Light
Native Brazil
Flower Months Dec-Apr



Toothache plants contain spilanthol which acts as an anesthetic/analgesic. The plants have also shown anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. The plants have long been used in India for the treatment of gum diseases and dental caries. And it is a sialagogue, stimulating the salivary glands to increase flow of saliva and consequently promoting digestion


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