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Epazote Herb C/S 

Also Known As – Dysphania ambrosioides, formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides,epazote, mexican tea, american wormseed, jesuit's tea, erva-de-santa maria, wormseed, apasote, chenopode, feuilles a vers, paico, jerusalem tea, spanish tea, ambroisie du mexique, wurmsamen, hierba hormiguera, and herba sancti mariae.

Organically Grown USA - Hand Harvested without machinery. No "USDA Approved Pesticides or Chemical soil additives". We do not sterilized our herbs with a surfer wash, heat steam or heat dry air of our organically grown herbs.

Medicinal Uses of Epazote: This herb has been used in traditional herbal medicine for centuries to treat intestinal parasites in humans and domestic animals. An epazote tea is made from the plant’s leaves and/or flowers and ingested in moderate amounts. Intestinal cramps and other stomach and liver problems may be treated in the same way. Epazote can be toxic when ingested in excess, however, so this treatment is not used in contemporary Western medicine (human or veterinary), as other, equally effective, remedies exist. 

Overview: Epazote is an annual herb, native to tropical regions of Central and South America. Epazotereaches 4 ft in height. It is multi-branched, has reddish stems covered with small, slightly petioled, oblong-lanceolate, toothed leaves. Small yellowish-green flowers grow in numerous, small clusters along stem, producing thousands of tiny, dark brown to black, smooth, shiny seeds. The fruit is perfectly enclosed in the calyx. The epazote plant has very distinctive, strong odor.

Epazote, more commonly known as Mexican tea, is an annual flowering herb native to Mexico, Central America and South America. However, it can also be found in parts of Europe and the Eastern Unites States, where it is often considered an invasive weed. Epazote is the Aztec name for the plant. In terms of cooking, it is traditionally paired with black beans and added to soups, tamales, enchiladas, moles, chiles and potato and egg dishes.

Just as cilantro—another popular herb in Mexican cuisine—tastes “soap-like” to some people, the aroma and flavor of epazote has been compared to gasoline. However, in moderate amounts, it seems to balance the flavors in certain dishes in the same way cilantro takes the heat off others.

While the herb may be reminiscent of gasoline to some, others appreciate its ability to deter intestinal gas. In fact, that’s exactly why the herb is so often added to bean dishes. The chemical constituent responsible for both of these qualities is ascaridole, which is found in up to 70% concentration in the volatile oil of the plant.

Epazote may be used fresh or dried in cooking. One teaspoon of dried epazote is the equivalent of 6-7 fresh leaves.

Disclaimer -These products are not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease. Reviews are not intended as a substitute for appropriate medical care or the advice of a physician or another medical professional. Actual results may vary among users. Mountain Maus Remedies LLC makes no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or validity of the information contributed by outside product review submissions, and assumes no responsibility or liability regarding the use of such information. The information and statements regarding the dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you have a medical condition or disease, please talk to your health care provider. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, you should work with your health care provider before discontinuing any drug or altering any drug regimen, including augmenting your regimen with any herb or dietary supplements. Do not attempt to self-diagnose any disease or ailment based on the reviews and do not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease. Proper medical care is critical to good health. If you have a health concern or suspect you have an undiagnosed sign or symptom, please consult a physician or health care practitioner.

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