Sold as 1 single small Lemon Drop Toothache Plant, ranging in height from approximately 10cm to 20 cm, some with flower buds on some of them already, as can be seen in the photos.
Lemon Drop Toothache Plant (Spilanthes oleracea), is a flowering herb in the plant family Asteraceae, also known as toothache plant.
Toothache Plant is a tender perennial that is commonly used to treat toothaches along with other mouth, throat, and gum conditions. Warm regions allow the Plant to grow as a perennial. More temperate and cooler climates will mean raising the plant as an annual.
Blooms all summer and in South Africa it blooms well into winter. Bright, solid-yellow flower heads the shape of gum drops. A great plant for container growing. Grows 10 to 20cm tall and loves sunshine. The leaves and flowers can be chewed to have a mildly anesthetizing effect, but with a citrus flavor.
This medicinal herb also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and it enhances the immune system. The leaves are often eaten raw and taste good in salads.
Extracts from the Toothache Plant have proven effective against mosquitoes. Planting on borders for flying pest control has been a traditional use of the flower.
Please note: This plant is a delicate plant that does not like to have wet feet, so do not over water it!
Information is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice or treatment offered by healthcare professionals.