Plant, Tincture 2:1, 30 Ml from Netherlands (SKU 5169)
The Toothache plant has been used traditionally for generations by Asian and South American cultures for culinary uses. The effect is quite pleasant. It produces a mild electric zingy feeling in the mouth and causes a lot of saliva, facilitating the production of beneficial mouth bacteria. Jambu is similar to Chilcuague (Heliopsis longipes) tincture, yet Jambu is less extreme in it's effect. More information and usage information can be found below.
Packed in 30 ml Miron glass bottles with pipette dropper included.
The Toothache plant has been used traditionally for generations by Asian and South American cultures for culinary uses. The effect is quite pleasant. It produces a mild electric zingy feeling in the mouth and causes a lot of saliva, facilitating the production of beneficial mouth bacteria. Similar but much stronger in effect is our Chilcuague (Heliopsis longipes) tincture.
In northern Brazil, shredded fresh leaves of the Toothache Plant are often added to salads for the unique, but subtle flavour it possesses. The taste of the plant disappears with cooking, and therefore, the plant’s primary culinary uses relate more to its nutritional value and the numbing property. Like other leafy greens, the leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, lutein, and magnesium. 
The original extract is a classic maceration according to HAB 3A of the German pharmacopoeia. Harvested and produced in the Netherlands.
Other names: Jambu, Toothache plant, Electric daisy, Paracress, Buzz buttons, Schezuan buttons. Spilanthes oleracea, Synonym: Spilanthes acmella
The toothache plant is also known as "Eyeball Plant" and "Peek-a-Boo Plant" in reference to its alien looking flowers. Resembling something akin to a Daisy at first, upon closer inspection the blooms of Spilanthes toothache plant are shaped like yellow 1-inch olives with a shocking deep red centre — very much like those of a large mammal. Toothache plant is a member of the Asteraceae family, which includes Asters, Daisies and Cornflowers, but with a truly unique flower and memorable numbing effect when ingested. Spilanthes plantings bloom from mid-June through September and are wonderful additions to border gardens, as accent plants or container vegetation with their bronze hued foliage and eye-popping blooms. Growing only about 12 to 15 inches tall and 18 inches across, Spilanthes plantings complement other plants with yellow and red blooms or even foliage such as Coleus varieties.
Spilanthes contains a number of active compounds including alkylamides (most notably – spilanthol), flavonoids, tannins, choline, sesquiterpenes, resins and phytosterols. The plant also contains an essential oil consisting of limonene, thymol, myrcene and β-caryophyllene.
Extensive phytochemical investigations of S. acmella had previously been reported. It constitutes a diverse group of compounds. Major isolates were lipophilic alkylamides or alkamides bearing different number of unsaturated hydrocarbons (alkenes and alkynes), such as spilanthol (1) or affinin (2E,6Z,8E)-N-isobutyl-2,6,8-decatrienamide (Gokhale and Bhide, 1945; Ramsewak et al., 1999) and amide derivatives 2-8 (Figure 1(Fig. 1)). In general, when alkamides are chewed, a pungent taste is released and causes itch and salivation (Rios, 2012). Alkamides are structurally related to animal endocannabinoids and is highly active in the central nervous system. Particularly, anandamide (N-arachidonoyl-ethanolamine, 9) is an endogenous cannabinoid cerebral neurotransmitter.
Like other leafy greens, the leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, lutein, and magnesium.
Jambu tincture is dropped in the mouth using the included dropper. One full dropper (1 ml) is 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. The electric zingy feeling will continue for several minutes after swallowing.
When used as a flavouring or food, the toothache plant 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. Spilanthol can slow down alcohol metabolisation, which might make you feel drunk for a longer amount of time.
You use diuretics. Since spilanthol is a natural diuretic, it’s important to avoid using it with diuretic drugs.
You have prostate cancer. The toothache plant 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 the plant may lead to birth defects. You shouldn’t use it if you’re pregnant. Always talk to a doctor before trying the plant.