Latin name: Zanthoxylum alatum
Sanskrit/Indian name: Tejpal, Tumburu
Toothache Tree, native to North America, is also found in the valleys of the subtropical Himalayas. The fruit, bark and stem have all been used in traditional medicine to relieve toothache. It is also referred to as ‘Tingle Tongue’ for the numbing effect it has on the gums and teeth.
The roots, stem and bark of Toothache Tree contain the alkaloid magnoflorine, which gives the tree its pharmacological benefits.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- Toothache Tree extracts are beneficial in alleviating toothache.