Heliopsis longipes is an herbaceous plant found in Mexico, used traditionally for its analgesic and anesthetic activities. Plant extracts in combined use with. PDF | Heliopsis longipes S.F. Blake (Asteraceae: Heliantheae) (chilcuague) is used in Mexican traditional medicine against parasites and to. Heliopsis longipes is used as analgesic in Mexican traditional medicine. The present study assesses the possible antinociceptive effect of.

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Some growers subject their plants to chemical fertilizers and products to increase yield as well. The root was traditionally chewed, producing a numbing effect on the tongue, teeth and throat.

Top of Page Home. Get updates from us! I moved to Mexico City three years ago, and have only seen it here This plant has only been found in on small region of the world — north-central Mexico.

By Jennifer New 35 – Community Member. Maybe try asking at your local health food store? Antinociceptive, genotoxic and histopathological study of Heliopsis longipes S.

Heliopsis Longipes Extract for Bug Bite Relief

If you read and remain on the site, it means that you consent to the use of these technologies. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat Frequently employed by Aztec mothers to soothe teething babies, the root works well for any type of tooth pain. Or do you know of another product that has heliopsis langipes? By Heidi Sloane – Ambassador. The Aztecs have long revered the powerful healing properties of this root, using it in medicine as far back as the 7th century.


Gold Root scientific name: Share your Wellbeing Tip or Triumph and help others to feel, get and be better! By using the whole plant, producers triple their yield. It has depurative properties, chewing and swallowing.

Stay tuned for more information about the history, indigenous uses and benefits of this wonderful root.

How It Works Spray the heliopsis longipes root extract onto your bug bites for instant and lasting relief. Post what works Ask a question.

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Retrieved from ” https: It numbs pain and simultaneously boosts the immune system with its wealth of alkamides, the active ingredient in Echinacea.

Journal Pharmacology pages Many Aztec people used Gold Root, whether chewing it, putting it into their food, or making extracts, to reduce or eliminate discomfort in the mouth, throat or stomach with this numbing agent.

It produces abundant secretions of bodily fluids such as saliva, sweat and urine due to its influence on the maxillary gland, which is why it was used by Chichimecas as a condiment and natural medicine. Gold Root has an unusually long growing time, approximately 3 years to achieve maximum strength, and for having such a long growing period renders a small yield.

Its antibiotic properties helped to heal a myriad of infections related to the sinuses, throat, mouth, stomach and even the skin. Occurrence nature, food, other: Anti-inflammatory effects of ethanolic extract and alkamides-derived from Heliopsis longipes roots. I use this one by Hopsis it’s the only one I’ve ever seen but I assume there are others out there too! Most effective is its effect on the sinuses. Heliopsis longipes comes from an uncommon species of flowering plant belonging to the sunflower family.


Antibacterial, analgesic, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory, this plant has many uses. The root is chewed to numb the tongue and relieve pain in the teeth and throat.

Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of some crude drug extracts from Mexican medicinal plants. The findings, published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology pages by Carino-Cortez, found that it was not only analgesic but also anti-inflammatory.

Antimutagenic properties of affinin isolated from Heliopsis longipes extract. Gold Root causes a light, numbing sensation when chewed or placed in the mouth.

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Additionally, tap water instead of purified water may be used in some cases. You can contact the Chemical Sources Association. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heliopsis longipes. Analgesic activity of Heliopsis longipes and its effect on the nervous system. For this and the numerous aforementioned reasons, Gold Root was considered a powerful natural medicine in the region where it is found. Gold Root, a widely unknown yet potent root used by indigenous people of central Mexico, has analgesic properties, among others.