Spilanthes acmella

Paracress - Spilanthes acmella (in the Asteraceae or Aster family)

Part used: Whole plant.

Taste/smell: Pungent, aromatic, tingles the tongue.

Dosage: Infusion: 1 tablespoon per cup of water infused for 25 minutes; or 1:1 fresh strength liquid extract: 10-60 drops 1-4 times per day.

Use: (a) Antifungal, (b) Antiviral, (c) Antiseptic, (d) Immunomodulator.

Paracress is used for enhancing the immune system's resistance to infections. It stimulates wound healing, protects the individual from colds and flu. It decreases allergic symptoms.Paracresst is indicated for swollen glands, gum disease and all manner of acute bacterial, viral and fungal infections.

This plant contains alkylamides similar to the Echinacea genus.

Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.

Copyright 1999 by Sharol Tilgner, N.D. (ISBN 1-881517-02-0) - all rights reserved.