Toothache Plant (Spilanthes oleracea) - 50 Seeds

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Here's a novel plant to try in your garden. Toothache Plant is a medicinal herb that's been used for generations to manage the pain of toothaches. Both the leaves and the attractive golden flowers can be used as a natural anesthetic. Simply chew the leaves or flowers for a few seconds then you'll experience a tingling and numbing sensation in your mouth that is said to work better than many commercial products. An infusion or tincture made from the Toothache Plant is said to promote gum and throat health due to its strong antibacterial properties. Also called Spilanthes oleracea.

•American grown seeds
•Perennial (zones 9-11)
•USDA Zones: 1-11

Planting Instructions:
In areas of frost, grow Toothache Plant seeds as annuals. It prefers full sun or partial shade. Start the herb seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Sow 8-10 seeds per plant on the soil surface in full sun and keep moist. Transplant the young plants outside into a prepared site that has had organic compost worked in. Wait until frost danger has passed to plant outside. Once the young Para Cress plants have several sets of mature leaves, pinch back the stems to encourage a more bushy and compact growth.