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Collection: Chilcuague | Aztec Gold Root


Chilcuague, also known as "Aztec Gold Root," is gaining popularity for its unique tingling and buzzing sensation in the mouth and on the lips, providing a short-lasting but enjoyable experience with a pleasant afterglow. This ancient Mexican root, renowned for its medicinal properties, is now a popular addition to wellness regimens. Our Chilcuague is made from a concentrated extract produced through hydro-alcoholic extraction using roots sourced from Mexico.

What is Chilcuague?

Chilcuague, a rare plant in the sunflower family (Asteraceae), is primarily found in north-central Mexico. Its name combines "chil" (spicy) and "coatl" (snake), reflecting its shape and taste. Traditionally used in Mexican cuisine and alcoholic beverages, it has recently become known in the West for its strong tincture used recreationally. 

Sensory Effects

Chilcuague provides an extraordinary sensory experience. Upon application, it invokes an invigorating tingling and "electric" buzzing sensation in the mouth, often described as a "party in the mouth." A strong dose can make speaking feel unusual, leading to funny and altered speech. The sensation intensifies when licking the lips, spreading across the face.

Chilcuague immediately triggers salivation, filling the mouth with saliva that promotes relaxation and rejuvenation. This salivation, rich in natural healing agents, extends the pleasurable sensations for up to ten minutes, heightening the sense of taste. The experience can be even more profound when used in a quiet, meditative setting, providing a refreshing reset for the mouth.

Therapeutic Effects

Research suggests Chilcuague offers various therapeutic benefits, enhancing bodily comfort and positively affecting the bacterial flora in the mouth and gut. It stimulates the nervous system, boosts energy levels and mental clarity, and aids in detoxification processes. Its analgesic and antiseptic properties support oral health, providing relief from tooth sensitivity and eliminating bad breath.

Chemical Composition

Chilcuague's key bioactive component is affinin (spilanthol), known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and immunomodulatory effects. The extract also contains antioxidants, polyamines, polyphenols, flavonoids, and tannins, contributing to its health benefits.

Traditional Uses

In Mexican traditional medicine, Chilcuague has been used for its pungent flavor and numbing effects, anti-parasitic properties, and as a natural insecticide.

How to Use

Spray Chilcuague tincture in the mouth using the included sprayer, avoiding the throat to prevent irritation. Start with one spray and increase to 2-4 sprays for a stronger effect. Allow salivation for several minutes before swallowing, gently swish the saliva through the mouth to enhance the experience. Avoid spraying in the eyes.

Bodily Fluid Secretion and Detoxification

Chilcuague promotes bodily fluid secretion, aiding detoxification processes. It stimulates salivation, distributing beneficial compounds throughout the mouth and supporting oral health by neutralizing acids, washing away food particles, and distributing antimicrobial proteins and enzymes.

Maintaining a healthy oral microbiome with Chilcuague can positively influence the gut microbiome, enhancing overall digestive health. Its unique sensory and therapeutic effects make it a valuable addition to any wellness regimen.


Chilcuague is generally safe when used as a food flavoring. However, complications may arise if:

  • You are allergic to plants in the daisy family.
  • You consume alcohol, as it may prolong intoxication.
  • You use diuretics or have prostate cancer, due to its diuretic and hormone-interacting properties.
  • You are pregnant, as high intake may lead to birth defects.


This information is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare provider before using any herbal remedies, especially if you have a pre-existing condition or are pregnant.