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Paracress (Acmella oleracea)



numbing, stimulating blood circulation, reducing wrinkles

Areas of application:

Fungal diseases, toothache, inflammation of the gums, inflammation of the throat, pain, rheumatism, gout, crow's feet, delicate expression lines

Plant parts used:

Leaves, flowers

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To find:

Paracress comes from South America and can already be found in our gardens.


Hot substances, spilanthol, essential oil, vitamins


Paracress is an annual ornamental plant with striking, large flowers.

In the kitchen, the plant first tastes a bit sour, then spicy, and then a kind of anesthesia of the taste buds occurs. You can then eat hot chilies, for example. But the effect is only temporary. In South America it is used as a vegetable.

Paracress is used in natural cosmetics as “herbal Botox”. praised. It seems that as an extract it is suitable as a skin smoother for crow's feet and delicate expression lines. The effect is immediately visible.

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