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EElectric Daisies Seeds

by Diane - January 23rd, 2013.
Filed under: Suttons Seeds.

Electric Daisies Seeds
Part of the James Wong Homegrown Revolution Range.Has a fizzy space dust-like effect when eaten. Traditionally used in treating toothache, mouth ulcers & sore throats.Pop one of these unassuming little yellow flowers in your mouth and you will soon find out how it got its range of colourful common names; everything from buzz buttons to toothache plant. An initial burst of citrus tang is quickly followed by a curious, tingly sensation – like a jolt of electricity – that fills your whole mouth, ending in a mild local anaesthesia that can last for up to 15 minutes!This fizzy space dust-like effect – which some have likened to licking a 9 volt battery – is produced by the plants high levels of a pain-relieving agent called spilanthol, explaining its traditional use in treating toothache, mouth ulcers & sore throats for centuries. Spilanthol’s muscle relaxing effects have even meant that an extract of the plant has found its way into high-end face creams that claim to have a natural ‘botox’ effect. Sow: March-April. Harvest: June-October.