Spilanthes oleracea, a flowering herb in the plant family Asteracaea is also known as toothache plant or paracress. More interestingly its other name is the peek-a-boo plant because the flowers are round yellow balls with a red ‘eye’ on top.
Spilanthes has attractive bronzy, dark green leaves which are not only edible but have also been used in traditional medicine for many centuries. It is native to the tropics of Brazil but can be grown in various parts of the world – including Switzerland where A.Vogel cultivates this plant for use in our Spilanthes tincture.
Tincture of organically grown Paracress(Spilanthes oleracea) dried plant and leaves, extracted in alcohol (67%V/V)
Adults: 20 drops twice daily, in a little water
Children: This product is not recommended for children.
Do not exceed stated recommendeddaily dose.
Avoid during pregnancy or if breastfeeding.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Traditionally Spilanthes has also been used externally.