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Epazote is a favorite culinary and medicinal herb. A favorite seasoning for Mexican dishes. Also called Mexican Tea.
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(Chenopodium ambrosiodes CHENOPODIACEAE)
Fresh leaves are ground or crushed for seasoning corn, beans, and sauces used in Mexican dishes. Medicinal: A strong tea rubbed on the skin repels insects and reduces irritation from insect bites. Also a useful herb for controlling indigestion and flatulence caused by beans. Contraindicated during pregnancy.
|Other Names:||Mexican Tea, American Wormseed|
|Lifecycle:||1 (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)|
|Height:||24 to 48 inches|
|USDA Zones:||5 to 8|
|Propagation / Germination:||Germinates in 7 to 21 days. Needs light to germinate. Self sows readily|
|Spacing:||6 inches apart|
|Sun:||Full sun to light shade|
|Pests and Diseases:||None noted.|
Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.
Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.