Benefits of Growing Toothache Plant
Spilanthes has several culinary and medicinal uses. The leaves can be eaten raw in salad, or cooked as a veggie. The flowers (also known as buzz buttons) create a tingling, numbness, and salivation effect when eaten.
This wonderfully weird effect is due of the plant's primary constituent Spilanthol. Research has shown Spilanthol to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. It's the primary ingredient in Jambu Oil, a citrusy flavored culinary and medicinal oil with the same tingling effect.