Bottle With Sprayer, 10 Ml from Mexico (SKU 5396)
The effect of Chilcuague is intense and quite pleasant - it produces a strong electric zingy feeling in the mouth. The plant produces saliva in the mouth, facilitating the production of beneficial bacteria. This plant has been completely unknown to the West and 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 become very popular. It is similar to Spilanthes or "Toothache plant" (Spilanthes oleracea) yet the Chilcuague tincture is much stronger in effect. More information and usage information can be found below.
Packed in 10 ml amber glass bottles with mouth sprayer included.
The effect of Chilcuague is quite pleasant - it produces a strong electric zingy feeling in the mouth. The plant produces saliva in the mouth, facilitating the production of beneficial mouth bacteria.
A rare plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), only found 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. Often used traditionally as condiment in foods and alcoholic beverages, the roots are commonly used in Mexican cuisine as a substitute for hot pepper.
Previous reports detected the presence of affinin (spilanthol)—an alkamide with analgesic properties. It is similar to Spilanthes or "Toothache plant" (Spilanthes oleracea) in which the chewing of the root gives a very strong tingling electric sensation in the mouth. Widely used in traditional medicine of Mexico, the plant has many attributes beneficial to the human body. The root is chewed to numb the tongue and relieve pain in the teeth and throat. It is also used traditionally against parasites. Research using Heliopsis longipes against third instar larvae of Anopheles albimanus, Malaria vector, showed that H. longipes A. Gray Blake has insecticide properties to control insects involved in malaria transmission.
This plant has been completely unknown to the West and 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. Also available as shredded root here.
Other names: Heliopsis longipes, Philactis longipes, Herb Grindstone, Chil Cuas, Chilcuan, Chilcmecatl, Azteca Gold root
Chigualque flower 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.
H. longipes 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 due to their anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, analgesic, and anti-tumor properties.
Chilcuague tincture is sprayed in the mouth using the included sprayer. It is important to close the throat while spraying it on the tongue as it could cause irritation or an unpleasant feeling in the throat. 2 to 3 sprays are sufficient. After application close the mouth and allow the salivation to take place for a few minutes before swallowing it. Rinsing the saliva through the mouth and along the gums and teeth will enhance the experience and the beneficial effects to the bacterial flora in the mouth. Licking the lips will intensify and broaden the experience substantially. The electric zingy feeling will continue for several minutes after swallowing.
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.
This ancient root has a stimulating effect on the nervous system. It may assist people with their energy levels without the unwanted effects associated with caffeine.
 Affinin (Spilanthol), Isolated from Heliopsis longipes, Induces Vasodilation via Activation of Gasotransmitters and Prostacyclin Signaling Pathways Toshio Morikawa, Academic Editor
 Analgesic activity of Heliopsis longipes and its effect on the nervous system
V G Cilia-López 1, B I Juárez-Flores, J R Aguirre-Rivera, J A Reyes-Agüero
 Heliopsis longipes Wikepedia
 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
 Antimutagenic properties of affinin isolated from Heliopsis longipes extract
Myriam Arriaga-Alba, María Yolanda Rios & Myrna Déciga-Campos