maandag, september 16, 2013
Over eten en Acmella
Acmella oleracea (Spilanthus) has been widely cultivated for horticultural, medicinal, insecticidal, and culinary purposes (Jansen, 1985b; Lee, 1994; Hind and Biggs, 2003). In particular, this species is famous as a folklore remedy for toothache and for throat and gum infections, earning it the English nickname, the “toothache plant.” It has been long known that chewing the capitula of Acmella oleracea will numb the mouth and its application for this is still widespread in Taiwan (Chung, 1997; Chiu and Chang,1998) and many other parts of the world (Hind and Biggs, 2003).
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Afbeelding; Spilanthes oleracea L. Wight, R., Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis, vol. 3: t. 1109 (1846)