Claire has been growing ‘Electric Buttons’, a plant that James Wong is promoting in his current seed collection.
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. Average Content 220 seeds. Price £1.85
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