Epazote, plant

$8.80 incl. GST

Usually Available: October to June
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Botanical Name: Chenopodium ambrosioides
Pot Size: 50mm tube

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Epazote plant, Chenopodium ambrosioides, is sometimes known as Wormseed. Traditional Mexican folk use as of leaf and seeds as a remedy for intestinal parasites. The leaves are used as a spice and digestive aid in Mexican chilli sauces. Sprig of leaves added to beans when cooking said to render beans gas free. Leaves also used to flavour mushrooms, chicken and cheese. A strong infusion of the leaves is an effective spray for cockroaches. Note: All parts of the plant are at least slightly toxic. Epazote plant is native to central America and is adaptable to most soils and positions. Tolerates poor soils. Drought and frost resistant. Annual or perennial, depending on climate. Grows to 1.0m x 0.5m. Sown in early summer in sandy soil.