Which one? Spilanthes acmella or spilanthes oleracea?
****** I just posted this same message in the herb forum cause I didnot know which would have better info for me, here or there? ******
Newbee here w/ another post about toothache plant...
Can anyone tell me which one is the one you can chew leaves & or flowers or both for a numbing of gums? Does it only numb tongue or gums too?
It is for a family member who has nerve damage & suffers from pain in the gums. like toothaches.....but there is nothing but pain killers for the treatement for this.
I thought & was suggested by someone else to use something natural instead or as well as medications.
So.....bare with me while I ask some pretty basic questions......
Another basic question????? I have seen it in three catalogs(online),1. Baker Creek (rareseed.com) has it listed as Spilanthes acmella,
while 2. Nichols garden nursery has it listed as Spilanthes acmella / paracress
& the 3rd place I've seen it is in Seeds of Change catalog, listed as two different plants: 1. Spilanthes acmella/salad cress (says it has purple leaves & the flowers are medicinal) & has listed also 2. Spilantes Oleraccea/para cress...... saying it's leaves are chewed & flowers are ornamental & medicinal. It calls them both "Toothache Plant" though.
Hmmmm......which one do I choose if I am looking for something herbal to chew for a numbing of the mouth/gums?????? Are the flowers edible as well as the leaves or leaves only or flowers only , these descriptions are vague to me?????
Are any of these companies good co. to order seeds from or does anyone have any recommendations/suggestions where to order from? Thanks again everyone!