Toothache Plant – Spilanthes Acmella
This therapeutic herb is a wonder with many uses as a topical pain reliever for toothaches and many other things. It is a little plant that gets about a foot wide and a foot high. It has lovely little flowers that are often called buzz buttons because of the numbing buzz they cause when you chew on them. They also will cause salivation so watch out. They are often made into tinctures or creams. The cream is also used as a natural Botox as it relaxes worry lines and helps to smooth out skin wrinkles. This South American plant is also known to be an antiviral, antibiotic, and anti-fungal. Toothache Plant is an annual in most areas but can winter over in warm climates.
The seeds are extremely small requires you to seed them lightly on top of the soil and not cover. Unlike many seeds, they need light to germinate.
Why Our Seeds Are Different
Locally Adjusted Heirlooms
All our seeds are heirlooms that are proven to be successful and stable for long term seed independence. We believe that fertile seeds produce more healthy food. We save local family heirlooms from extinction bringing these hardy cultivars to the seed banks, the marketplace and people’s tables.
Local Small Business
We are a homegrown seed and plant company with a suburban farm. We use urban sustainable agriculture with organic materials and no pesticides. We grow the plants and save the seeds, herbs, and fruit. We make our own packaging and sell it at the local farmers’ market.
Home Made Products
We make our own ointments and teas from scratch. We grow some of the ingredients ourselves and source what we can locally. We believe in the power of nature to help heal, soothe, and comfort. Try our teas for a lovely relaxing treat or our ointments to help with inflammation, pain, and skin conditions.