Epazote Herb - Prepackaged
Latin Name: Chenopodium ambrosiodes Other Names: Goosefoot, Jerusalem Oak, Jesuit Tea, Wormseed, Mexican Tea
Family: Chenopodiaceae ( Amaranth Family) Actions: Vermifuge, carminative Energetics: Bitter, pungent, drying
Description: Historically used as a culinary and medicinal herb by the Mayans for digestive issues. Due to its ascaridole content, it was often used as an anti-parasitic. Has lovely lemon, oregano and mint flavors for use in soups and main dishes. Often incorporated into bean recipes to combat the uncomfortable side effects.
Precautions: Should be avoided in large quantities and for long periods of time. Should not be used if pregnant or nursing.
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