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Toothache Plant Seeds

Toothache Plant seeds grow into unique annual herbs, popular for their medicinal properties and distinctive appearance. Sometimes called “Buzz Buttons,” toothache plant features round, yellow flowers with a burgundy center that look like a button. This plant grows well in full sun to partial shade and prefers moist, well-drained soil. Traditionally, toothache plant uses included relieving toothache, gum pain, and canker sores due to the numbing sensation they provide when chewed.

Survival Garden Seeds offers Toothache Plant seeds, ideal for gardeners interested in cultivating this natural remedy and unique ornamental plant. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their strong growth and effectiveness, ensuring a productive and beneficial addition to your garden.

Growing Toothache Plant Seeds in Your Garden

  • Unusual numbing effect when eaten
  • Often used for dental pain relief
  • Unique ornamental appearance
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


The Toothache Plant, also known as electric daisy or buzz buttons, is mostly grown for its novel numbing properties. The plants’ flowers and leaves hold a bioactive compound spilanthol that makes your mouth go numb when you chew it, making it prized as a home remedy for relieving toothache and other oral issues. It has distinctive flowers which are instantly recognizable. Beyond being a natural remedy, the Toothache Plant's gorgeous flowers make it a fascinating garden feature and a novel addition to drinks and desserts. It is suited for growing outdoors in zones 5-8, and as a perennial in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 12.


Sow Toothache Plant seeds in the garden after the last frost. You can also start them indoors several weeks before the last expected frost. Plant the seeds just below the soil surface. Keep the soil moist until germination starts, which will be about 10 to 14 days. The Toothache Plant enjoys warm conditions and consistent moisture while it grows.


The Toothache Plant requires regular upkeep to flourish. Consistent watering combined with a mostly sunny position will be ideal. Some support might be needed due to its branching habit. Regular leaf and flower harvesting will provide plenty of supplies for herbal remedies and encourage the plant to continue flowering.

Growing the Toothache Plant in your garden provides a beneficial, pain-relieving herb for medicinal use and adds an intriguing element to a garden's aesthetic. The appearance and practical use make this plant a valuable member of any herbal garden.

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