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Epazote Plant

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Dysphania ambrosioides

  • Annual.
  • Often used in Mexican cooking.
  • Should be used sparingly.
  • Easy to grow but likes a warm position.

Supplied as a pot grown plant grown in a 7cm pot.

Available from APPROXIMATELY late April / early May 2021

1 or more £2.95GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
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Epazote is known by many other names such as wormseed, Jesuit's tea, Mexican tea, payqu, pazote, ipasote, apazote, hierba hedionda (stinky weed), pazoli, pizate, paico, goosefoot, skunk weed and herba sancti mariae and is native to Central and South America and Mexico where it was used for culinary and medical reasons.

Epazote produces small, green flowers with long dark green thin leaves.

Commonly used either as a leaf vegetable, herb or for making herbal tea, it has quite a strong flavour and smell similar to other herbs such as oregano, mint, anise and fennel although also has a citrus flavour to it, some say tar and creosote, it is commonly called a 'medicine' due to its taste.

It was traditionally used with black beans and other Mexican dishes but also as a herb to flavour rice and it now being more widely used. It can also be frozen or dried for use out of season.

Epazote is those to reduce 'gas' (which is why it's good with beans!) and bloating although you should not overdose on it as it can cause vomitting and diarrhea if used excessively so use it sparingly to get the benefits only.

It is recommended to grow in an area of it's own or maybe even a pot as it can inhibit the growth of other plants around it as it contains a compound called ascaridole. However it can also be good used as a companion plant as it is good at offering protection to other plants that may be suspectable to pests as it's masks their smell.

  • Annual.
  • Reaches 4 feet (120 cms) tall.
  • Likes a warm, sunny position.

  • Culinary Uses.
  • Often used in Mexican and Guatemalan cooking.
  • Great addition to black beans.
  • Can be used in stews.

  • Medicinal Uses.
  • Traditionally used to treat intestinal parasite for both humans and parasites.
  • Reduces flatulence.
  • Used as a tea to treat stomach and liver problems (doses carefully monitored).
  • Remember used to excess can cause vomitting, diarrhea and even death.

Disclaimer
As with all alternative medicines and plants with purported medicinal benefits it is important to inform your health care providers that you are using them; this helps to ensure safe and coordinated care. We can accept no liability for any side effect or contingency from any allergy or any other cause or harm that may arise. If in doubt please do consult a medical practitioner before using.

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Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265