Spilanthes acmella (L.) L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Spilanthes acmella (L.) L.
  • Common name : Toothache Plant
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Flower buds when chewed make tooth numb due to a chemical called Spilanthol.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Spilanthes acmella. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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