Toothache Plant

A flowering herb of the family Asteraceae, its leaves and flower heads famously contain an analgesic agent used to numb toothache. Native to the tropics of Brazil, the plant is grown for ornamental and occasionally medicinal purposes in throughout the world. Its unique flavour makes it an excellent addition to salads, in small doses. In India, the Toothache plant is added as a flavouring in chewable tobacco.

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