brède mafane


Tootache plant. A native of the tropics and Brazil, this plant is grown ornamentally elsewhere and the leaves are said to have a numbing effect on toothache. Small quantities of shredded fresh leaves may be used in salads or cooked they can be used as greens. In Brazil they are used in stews. Buds, if eaten, can produce an overwhelming tingling numbing of the mouth and throat.

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