CHENOPODIUM AMBROSIODES

CHENOPODIUM AMBROSIODES

FAMILY :: CHENOPODIACEAE
EPAZOTÉ, AMERICAN WORMSEED, MEXICAN TEA: A very strongly flavored and scented annual or perennial (in mild areas), native to Mexico but naturalized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. It grows in part shade or full sun to 3-4′ tall and spreads a bit too easily by seed for tidy gardeners. It is a human and animal antihelminthic (for round and hook worms). Culinarily in Mexico it is used for flavoring beans. Epazoté means “skunk stench” in Aztec.