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Dysphania ambrosioides, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Mexican Tea, Wormseed, Epazote

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Dysphania ambrosioides, Chenopodium ambrosioides

Mexican Tea, Wormseed, Epazote
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Origin: Central America, South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbPoisonous or toxic

Dysphania ambrosioides is used as a leaf vegetable, herb, and herbal tea for its pungent flavor. There are parts of this plant, mostly the seeds, that contain an essential oil that if taken in excess is highly toxic. Even though this plant has an established place in recipes and in folklore, it is wise to use only the leaves, and those very sparingly, in cooking.



Dysphania ambrosioides, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Mexican Tea, Wormseed, Epazote

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Dysphania ambrosioides, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Mexican Tea, Wormseed, Epazote

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Dysphania ambrosioides, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Mexican Tea, Wormseed, Epazote

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