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Julieanne
03-20-12, 06:37 AM
Jeremy Hance (http://www.mongabay.com/jeremy_hance.html)
March 14, 2012


The world may soon benefit from a plant long-used by indigenous people in the Peruvian Amazon for toothaches, eliminating the need for local injections in some cases. Researchers have created a medicinal gel from a plant known commonly as spilanthes extract (Acmella Oleracea), which could become a fully natural alternative to current anesthetics and may even have a wide-range of applications beyond dental care.


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Reesacat
03-20-12, 03:21 PM
That is fascinating — I get hung over for a week from just one shot of Novocain. Having a topical plant preparation would be better for me.

Islander
07-23-12, 08:46 AM
I've grown spilanthes and tried it. I love the look of surprise on people's faces when I offer them a bite and their tongue begins to tingle. Yes, it has a numbing effect but I doubt it could ever supplant novocaine; it's just not all that powerful.

mellowsong
07-23-12, 09:26 AM
I've grown spilanthes and tried it. I love the look of surprise on people's faces when I offer them a bite and their tongue begins to tingle. Yes, it has a numbing effect but I doubt it could ever supplant novocaine; it's just not all that powerful.

Here they were concentrating it in a gel with direct mucosal application so probably much stronger than the effect of a bite of it.

Islander
07-23-12, 01:08 PM
Ha. I only posted because a spammer showed up here and so brought me to an old thread!