Toothache Plant

Scientific Name: 
Spilianthies acmelia
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
Brazil
Plant Description: 
Frost sensitive so requires warm climate to be perennial. Small plant that is sometimes grown as an ornamental.
Plant Height: 
30-40cm
Plant Width: 
20cm
Plant Use: 
Edible
Medicinal
Of Interest: 
Pick a leaf to rub on a sore gum to experience a tingling then numbing sensation. The flower bud seems even more powerful to me! I once chewed on some when talking to a bus group and then had a hard time talking normally for a few minutes.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Annual
Plant Type: 
Herb
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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