Spilanthes, Official (Acmella oleracea) seeds, organic

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Family:  Aster (Asteracea)

Hardy to Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as an annual, 120 days to maturity

(Toothache Plant, Para Cress, Buzz Buttons, Sansho Buttons, Electric Buttons, Jambu, Szechuan Buttons, Spilanthes acmella, Spilanthes oleracea)  Tropical perennial native to Brazil, grows 18 inches tall, in a mounding form.  Flowers sport the characteristic bright crimson “fisheye” at the apex. Ancient, distinctively beautiful and highly entertaining plant.  Traditional usage (TWM): anti-inflammatory, stimulant, tonic, dentifrice, earache, gum disease, lyme’s disease, and malaria. Concentrated source of alkyl-amides, the anti-inflammatory extraordinaire.  Plant prefers full sun and well-manured soil and plenty of water. Start early indoors and transplant out after frost.  Average germ time 10 days. Space 1 to 2 feet apart.

Packet contains 100 seeds
1 g contains ~700 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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    Geri Fitzgerald

    Can Spilanthes be grown as an annual in zone 6?

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      Richo Cech

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      yes, certainly!

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      Viola Blue

      I’ve successfully grown all 3 types offered from Strictly Medicinal Seeds this summer in Zone 3. They did extremely well. But when frost hit, they were completely done as expected. I had a very good crop from them.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello, Thanks you for this report. We had a whole slew of young visitors this weekend who thought the spilanthes buds were a whole lot of fun–chewing on them, gingerly mind you, and daring each other, the way kids do. We used to think that Spilanthes was an immune-enhancer, but on deeper investigation (beyond the obvious sialagoguic properties) discovered that they are a powerful antiinflammatory with an affinity for the oral mucosa.
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    Michael Ashton

    If I only have 151 proof alcohol is it still worthwhile adding acv to make a spilanthes tincture and if so what percentage of the menstruum should the acv make up? Using fresh herb.

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    Michael

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      Hi Michael, I note that current 4th edition Making Plant Medicine has stopped recommending ACV in spilanthes due to the fact that despite older literature claiming differently, in actuality alkaloidal elements seem not to be present. Therefore 1:2 100% Alcohol (your 151 proof alcohol is OK) seems good. Yes, fresh is superior to dried. r

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  3. christina

    Valuable in my home

    christina

    I a concoction every year from this for my guys who like sugar. They gargle for sore throats and sugar bothering their teeth. Have a toothache? This is the safe relief you are looking for. All I do is soak it in Vodka for a few weeks, drain and there you go. I add lemon balm to one jar for Lemon balm is the only herb I have come across that is not recommended for those who have thyroid problems. Easy to grow, very different and so useful!

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