Paracress - Spilanthes Acmella
This Paracres (Spilanthes acmella) monograph is an excerpt from the 1999, first edition of Dr. Sharol's book "Herbal Medicine From The Heart of The Earth." You can purchase the 2020, third edition of this book with an expanded materia medica/monograph section, herbal formulas and directions on making herbal products in Dr. Sharol's Book Store. You receive free shipping in the USA. The expanded 3rd edition materia medica, and additional herbal tidbits are also available as a kindle ebook at Amazon and details on this e-book are here.
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 is indicated for swollen glands associated with infections, stimulates wound healing and is used for gum disease and all manner of acute bodily bacterial, viral and fungal infections. It protects the individual from colds and flu.
This plant contains alkylamides similar to the Echinacea genus.
Contraindications: Information unavailable at this time.
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