Chilcuague Green Fairy - Vibrant Bliss

Bottle With Sprayer, 11 Ml from Mexico (SKU 5471)

Chilcuague provides an extraordinary sensory experience that varies with the potency of the extract and any added flavourings. Upon application, it instantly invokes an invigorating tingling and "electric" buzzing sensation in the mouth. Users often describe this unique feeling as "having a party in the mouth." The sensation is characterised by a very pleasant yet intense high-frequency tingle that stimulates the senses in a refreshing and exciting way. One spray is approximately 0,14 ml. Apply 1 to 3 sprays per session. More information and usage instructions can be found below.

Packed in 11 ml amber glass bottles with mouth sprayer included.


Chilcuague, also known as "Aztec Gold Root" has recently been gaining wide popularity for its recreational use due to its surprisingly pleasant tingling and buzzing sensory feeling in the mouth and on the lips, which provides a unique and enjoyable short acting experience with a remarkable afterglow. Chilcuague is an ancient root native to Mexico, renowned for its extensive medicinal properties. Traditionally used as a household remedy, modern research has validated many of its benefits, making it an excellent addition to any wellness regimen.


This variety of Chilcuague is made from a concentrated extract, produced through hydro-alcoholic extraction using Chilcuague roots sourced from Mexico. Blended with classic Absinthe Liquor.

Chilcuague Green Fairy and Absinthe

This line of Chilcuague earns its name "Green Fairy" because it is crafted with classic Absinthe liquor. Absinthe has a legendary reputation, wrapped in tales of influence and seduction, perils and spirits. It is a distilled spirit made without added sugar, using the bitter essences of Wormwood (Artemisia), an ancient folk medicine ingredient. In addition to Wormwood, the recipes may include Green Anise, Sweet Fennel, Liquorice and other medicinal and culinary herbs.

The invention of Absinthe is often attributed to the late 18th century in the Val de Travers region of the Neuchâtel Jura, then part of Prussia. By the early 19th century, production had expanded to France, cementing its reputation as a drink of legend. Absinthe is thus a Swiss legacy that found fame in France. The recipe is often attributed to Dr. Pierre Ordinaire, a French doctor, who created the first commercial absinthe in 1792. The drink gained popularity in France during the mid-19th century, especially among artists and writers who believed it enhanced creativity.

Vibrant Bliss

Chilcuague Green Fairy "Vibrant Bliss" is made with a classic Absinthe called “Hapsburg.” Established in 1999 in London, United Kingdom. Although relatively new, Hapsburg Absinthe aims to capture the essence of traditional Absinthe, evoking the legendary "Green Fairy" that has intrigued and inspired for centuries. Hapsburg Classic Absinthe is crafted using a traditional recipe, infused with Artemisia absinthium (Grand Wormwood), along with other botanicals like Green Anise and Sweet Fennel. This blend creates a strong, minty flavour profile that is both authentic and unique. The absence of added sugar allows the natural flavours of the herbs to dominate, providing a pure and robust Absinthe experience. The result is a complex, aromatic spirit that retains the bitter essence of Wormwood, balanced by the sweetness of Anise and Fennel​.

The intensity of this Chilcuague is comparable to the Chilcuague Original "regular," but with a slightly higher alcohol percentage. This allows both the active compounds and the Absinthe flavour to penetrate the tongue more deeply. The initial sensation is highly aromatic with a pleasant high-frequency buzzing effect, followed by pronounced Fennel and Anise notes. After swallowing, a pleasant taste of Anise, Fennel and Mint remains. Vibrant Bliss offers a true spectacle of sensory delight, with an aftertaste and a blissful tingling that can linger for more than 30 minutes.

What is Chilcuague

Chilcuague is a rare plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae) named Heliopsis longipes or Philactis longipes. The plant is primarily found in the north-central states of Mexico: Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí, and Querétaro. Its name, originating from Nahuatl, combines "chil" (spicy) and "coatl" (snake), referring to the root's shape and taste. Historically, it has been used as a culinary condiment and in alcoholic beverages, notably in the creation of Goldenroot tequila. The roots are commonly used in Mexican cuisine as a substitute for hot pepper. This plant has been up to recent completely unknown to the West. A friend of ours who discovered how to make a strong tincture for recreational uses has spread it throughout many festivals and it was found to be very popular. Katukina was one of the very first shops in Europe offering Chilcuague tincture.

Sensory Effects

Chilcuague provides an extraordinary sensory experience that varies with the potency of the extract and any added flavourings. Upon application, it instantly invokes an invigorating tingling and "electric" buzzing sensation in the mouth. Users often describe this unique feeling as "having a party in the mouth." The sensation is characterised by a very pleasant yet intense high-frequency tingle that stimulates the senses in a refreshing and exciting way. With a beyond moderate dose of strong Chilcuague extract, speaking immediately after application may feel unusual and awkward. This can often result in altered speech, funny responses, or a temporary feeling of being impaired and unable to express oneself clearly, which can be quite humorous.

As you lick your lips just after application, the sensory experience intensifies and broadens, extending beyond the mouth and becoming more pronounced across the face. This amplifies the tingling sensation, creating a dynamic sensory journey that is both captivating and enjoyable.

Chilcuague immediately triggers salivation, slowly filling the mouth with the body’s own medicine: water. This salivation process is not just a physical reaction but also a catalyst for a healing response in the body, promoting a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Within about five minutes, the mouth becomes filled with saliva, rich in the body’s natural healing agents. When this saliva is swallowed, the after-tingle can persist for up to ten more minutes, extending the pleasurable sensations. During this phase, the sense of taste becomes exceptionally heightened. Eating a piece of fruit or sipping tea during this period offers a new and surprising taste experience, with flavours being more vivid and pronounced than usual. Breathing in through the mouth feels very pleasant and enhances the tingly aftereffect, adding to the overall sensory delight.

When applied in a quiet and silent meditative approach, Chilcuague enhances the experience even further. It produces a sense of wonder and well-being, allowing you to fully engage with and observe the sensory process with focused attention. This mindful approach can deepen the experience, making it not just a sensory delight but also a meditative practice.

Many users describe the Chilcuague experience as a "reset" for the mouth. This refreshing reset is often reported to be beneficial before giving a speech or engaging in an important conversation, as it leaves the mouth feeling fresh, vibrant, and ready for articulate communication.

Therapeutic Effects

Research suggests that Chilcuague may offer a range of therapeutic benefits, particularly in its potential to enhance bodily comfort and to positively affect the bacterial flora in the mouth and gut. These properties make Chilcuague an intriguing option for those seeking natural alternatives to conventional medications. Its stimulating effect on the nervous system can enhance energy levels and mental clarity, providing a boost without the adverse effects associated with caffeine.

Chilcuague promotes bodily fluid secretion, aiding detoxification processes. This increased salivation helps flush out toxins and supports the body's natural cleansing mechanisms. Additionally, Chilcuague contains several alkaloids that stimulate the nervous system, enhancing energy and alertness.

The analgesic properties of Chilcuague can benefit those with tooth sensitivity, providing relief from discomfort and enhancing oral health. Furthermore, Chilcuague's antiseptic properties help eliminate bad breath and rebalance the bacterial flora in the mouth, promoting overall oral hygiene, gum health, and vitality.

Chemical Composition

The key bioactive component of Chilcuague is affinin (spilanthol), a type of N-alkylamide known for its significant pharmacological properties, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immunomodulatory effects. The plant's extract also contains antioxidant chlorophylls, polyamines, polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins, which vary based on geographic and seasonal factors. Spilanthes, also known as the "Toothache plant" or "Jambu" (Spilanthes acmella), also contains affinin, or spilanthol. You can find Jambu here.

Traditional Uses

Chilcuague has been a versatile remedy in Mexican traditional medicine. Indigenous communities have used the root for its pungent flavour and numbing effects, often combining it with chili or using it as a substitute. The root is chewed to numb the tongue. Additionally, Chilcuague is recognised for its anti-parasitic properties and as a natural insecticide.

How to Use

Chilcuague tincture is sprayed in the mouth using the included sprayer. It is important to close the throat while spraying it on or under the tongue to avoid irritation or an unpleasant feeling. For a first experience 1 spray is sufficient. Once familiar with the sensation, 2 to 4 sprays for a more pronounced effect. Swallowing it at this point may feel uncomfortable in the throat and is not recommended. After application, close the mouth and allow salivation to take place for several minutes, before swallowing. Rinsing the saliva through the mouth and along the gums and teeth will enhance the experience and the beneficial effects on the bacterial flora in the mouth. Licking the lips after application will intensify and broaden the experience substantially. The electric zingy feeling will continue for up to 10 minutes after swallowing. Avoid spraying it in the eyes!

Bodily Fluid Secretion and Detoxification: The Role of Chilcuague

It is a fact, not a myth, that the health of the mouth and its bacterial flora can influence the health of the intestines and their bacterial flora. This connection is part of the growing body of research in the field of the oral-gut axis, which examines how microbial communities in the mouth affect those in the gastrointestinal tract.

The human body consists of approximately 60% water, which is essential for all bodily functions. Water is not only a medium for biochemical reactions but also plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis. Saliva, composed mainly of water, is an example of how the body uses its water content to produce and distribute beneficial substances.

Chilcuague promotes bodily fluid secretion, which is beneficial for detoxification processes. When Chilcuague comes into contact with oral tissues, it stimulates the salivary glands, increasing saliva production. This mechanism is akin to the effects seen with Spilanthes acmella, also known as the Toothache plant, or Jambu.

Saliva is a complex fluid that contains a variety of components beneficial for health. The increased salivation induced by Chilcuague helps distribute these beneficial compounds throughout the mouth. When affinin is consumed or applied topically, it interacts with receptors in the mouth and skin, inducing a tingling or numbing sensation. This sensation is attributed to affinin's ability to stimulate nerve endings, much like the effects of beta-endorphins and enkephalins on opioid receptors. By activating these receptors, affinin can cause a numbing effect, making it beneficial in traditional medicine for promoting dental, throat and oral health. Moreover, the tingling sensation produced by affinin is often described as an invigorating and refreshing experience, similar to the natural high or euphoria induced by the release of endorphins during physical activity or positive emotional states.

Saliva plays a crucial role in maintaining oral health. It helps cleanse the mouth, neutralise acids produced by bacteria, and provide disease-fighting substances throughout the mouth. The enhanced salivary flow from Chilcuague usage can improve oral hygiene by: Neutralising Acids: Reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease; Washing Away Food Particles: Helping prevent the formation of dental plaque; Distributing Beneficial Proteins and Enzymes: Saliva contains antimicrobial proteins and enzymes like lysozyme, lactoferrin, and peroxidase, which help control bacterial populations in the mouth.

The mouth hosts a complex ecosystem of bacteria, both beneficial and harmful. Beneficial bacteria, such as those from the Lactobacillus and Streptococcus families, play a role in maintaining oral health by inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria. The increased saliva production stimulated by Chilcuague supports the growth and maintenance of these beneficial bacteria, enhancing the oral microbiome's balance.

Saliva aids in digestion. The enzymes in saliva, such as amylase, begin the process of breaking down food in the mouth, making it easier for the intestines to absorb nutrients. Moreover, saliva's antimicrobial properties continue to play a role in protecting the digestive tract from infections.

Increased secretion of bodily fluids such as saliva, sweat, and urine facilitates the elimination of toxins from the body. By promoting these secretions, Chilcuague supports the body's natural detoxification pathways, helping to remove waste products more efficiently.


Maintaining a healthy oral microbiome through proper oral hygiene practices and using products like Chilcuague that stimulate saliva production can positively influence the gut microbiome. By ensuring that beneficial bacteria dominate both in the mouth and the gut, overall digestive health can be improved.

Safety and Side Effects

Generally safe when used as a food flavouring, Chilcuague can cause complications if:

You are allergic to plants in the daisy family.
You consume alcohol, as it may prolong intoxication.
You use diuretics or have prostate cancer, due to its diuretic and hormone-interacting properties.
You are pregnant, as high intake may lead to birth defects. Always consult a healthcare provider before use.


This information is intended for educational purposes and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare provider before using any herbal remedies, especially if you have a pre-existing condition or are pregnant.

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Other names: Heliopsis longipes, Philactis longipes, Herb Grindstone, Chil Cuas, Chilcuan, Chilcmecatl, Azteca Gold root

The Chilcuague plant grows in some states of north-central Mexico. It has been found only in the states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Querétaro. The word, "Chilcuague", has its origin in the Nahuatl because this plant was recognised as Chilcoat - "chil" for spicy and "coatl" for the shape of its root that looks like a snake. The plant flowers in June, July, August and September and the flowers are yellow in colour. The mature plant grows to about 1,2 meters high with leaves of about 60 centimetres. It grows best in a location with sun and dry or moist soil.

The Heliopsis plant produces a complex mixture of antioxidant chlorophylls and polyamines as well as a number of possible antimutagens. The leaves and flowers of Chilcuague contains polyphenols, flavonoids and tannins, the quality and quantity determined by the geographic location and seasonal variations. Heliopsis longipes extract is a rich source of N-alkylamides, mainly bioactive spilanthol, also known as affinin. N-alkylamides are a class of secondary metabolites of increasing pharmacological interest.

The tincture has an (organic bio) alcohol content of approximately 75% by volume.

When used as a flavouring or food, Chilcuague and its active ingredients are generally considered safe. However, it can cause complications if the following scenarios apply to you:

You have an allergy to the daisy family.If you’re sensitive or allergic to daisy (Asteraceae) family, use caution.
You drink alcohol.Chilcuague can slow down alcohol metabolisation, which might make you feel drunk for a longer amount of time.
You use diuretics.Since Chilcuague is a natural diuretic, it’s important to avoid using it with diuretic drugs.
You have prostate cancer.Chilcuague might promote production of male hormones, which could interact with prostate cancer drugs. The risk is higher if you consume the plant at high doses.
You’re pregnant.High intake of Chilcuague may lead to birth defects. You shouldn’t use it if you’re pregnant. Always talk to a doctor before trying the plant.[4]

[1]Affinin (Spilanthol), Isolated from Heliopsis longipes, Induces Vasodilation via Activation of Gasotransmitters and Prostacyclin Signaling Pathways Toshio Morikawa, Academic Editor

[2]Botanical Sciences -versió On-line ISSN 2007-4476 versión impresa ISSN 2007-4298

[3]Analgesic activity of Heliopsis longipes and its effect on the nervous system
V G Cilia-López, B I Juárez-Flores, J R Aguirre-Rivera, J A Reyes-Agüero

[4]Heliopsis longipes Wikepedia

[5]Determination of insecticidal activity of Heliopsis longipes A. Gray Blake, an endemic plant of Guanajuato state Alejandro Hernández Morales, Jackeline Lizzeta Arvizu Gómez, Blanca Estela Gómez Luna, Enrique Ramírez Chávez, María del Rosario Abraham Juárez, Gerardo Martínez Soto, Jorge Molina Torres

[6]Antimutagenic properties of affinin isolated from Heliopsis longipes extract
Myriam Arriaga-Alba, María Yolanda Rios & Myrna Déciga-Campos

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