February 23, 2011

Toothache Tree

Jiminy crickets! Jenny Matlock has a toothache and needs a root canal . Maybe this Toothache Tree could help?  Nevertheless it is quite interesting . Dr.Group calls it a hercules club otherwise known as a toothache tree cause the tree looks like it has teeth .
Toothache Tree
Toothache Tree
Play Video
Watch as Dr. Group goes into a little bit of history and the uses of the toothache tree. It's only about 20 seconds in length honest

I hope this post makes you feel better Ms. Matlock , that is all. This Alphabe Thursday is about the letter 'T' .
Jenny Matlock


  1. Yikes! That's very strange and interesting!

  2. The things you learn when you stop by Jackie's place! Very, very interesting. I don't think I've ever seen this tree...is it native to the northern climates?

  3. Polly : no, it's native to Ontario and all the way down the south eastern part of america . It's actually more native to the south.

  4. I have never heard of anything like this before.

  5. Interesting dear but I don't have that problem (you know what I mean)

  6. I never knew! Just found out last week I need a root canal too..possibly two! ugh!

  7. Interesting tree, I've never heard of it before. Indigenous people have always been good at finding natural remedies, and we should learn from their knowledge.
    Nice T-post!
    Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog :-)

  8. I've even seen this tree near Iguassu Falls in Brazil. Really neat!

    Also, thanks so much for visiting my art blog. Lilacs are one of my favorites, too. I love the color purple.

    When you come back again, you can see how my bowl of roses watercolor progresses.

    I'm your new follower.

  9. Dear Jackie,
    I agree with you. I sometimes wish that we had more sets of teeth than just the two. I think sharks have an unlimited number of teeth and rodents must constantly be chewing to wear down their teeth that grow out like fingernails.

    Interesting tree! Within Swedish folklore, I've heard of trees being used to relieve pain by 'transfering' the ache to the tree, but not a specific species of tree with little teethlike bumps on its trunk!

    Great post!
    Thanks for visiting.
    Best wishes,

    For the benefit of other readers:
    Anna's ABC-F and AT-T: Tooth-Faerie

  10. Jackie, I just love coming here. You always have something so wonderfully fascinating to share with us!

    I think I need to find this tree!

    Now that I had the tooth pulled it's just finally getting around to feeling a little better today.

    Hard to believe such a little thing could cause so much pain and discomfort.

    Thanks for a terrific link this week!


  11. How neat is this post and the toothache tree :o)
    I'm on my way out the door to the Dental Hygiene table top presentation at Armstrong Atlantic State University... but wanted to take a peek at your post first.
    When I get back, I will have to email our 3 kids about this video! (one daughter a dentist and the other in her last year of dental school and our son is not studying dentistry...but loves to hear about cool stuff such as this :o)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Blessings & Aloha!


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