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CHENOPODIUM AMBROSIOIDES L. - WORMSEED.

Epazote flowers Synonym
Chenopodium anthelminticum L.
Common name
Wormseed, Mexican tea, sweet pigweed, West Indian goosefoot, ambrosia, epazote, yerba de Santa Maria, paico, apazote, L' anserine vermifuge, mastruz, wormzaad, wormgrass, Jeruzalem oak, Thé du Mexique, Mexicanisches Teekraut.
Family
Chenopodiaceae (Goose-foot family).

Overview
A small perennial tropical herb with a grooved, much branched reddish stem and a strong disagreeable scent, growing up to 4' tall.
Epazote has toothed oval leaves and small green flowers growing in long spikes.
The essential oil, derived from the aerial parts is called Oleum Chenopodii (oil of chenopodium).
The seeds, very small and black, contains a toxic essential oil.
An overdoses can result in poisoning and death.
The active ingredient in wormseed is ascaridol, a volatile oil.

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Medicinal applications
Epazote Amebicide, dysentery, stomach ache, vermifuge, analgesic, abortifacient, emmenagogue, rectal bleeding, treatment of ascariasis, also used as a cardiac stimulant.
Wormseed is still used as an anthelmintic in South America; however there are some risks involved since the oil from Epazote is an acid and very toxic.

Other uses
Epazote herb is used as a spice (leaves, flowers and unripe fruits) in the Mexican cuisine in salad and mint dishes.
It is also used in soups, moles and bean dishes; it has a somewhat tangy flavor, reminiscent of Oregano.
However, it also often compared to cilantro.


Suriname's traditional medicine
Wormseed is used as an anthelmentic.
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Hardiness
USDA zone 8 - 11.
Propagation
Seeds and cuttings.
Culture
Full sun, pH 5.2 - 8.3, moist soil. Plant only after last expected frost.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Chenopodium ambrosioides seeds 1 package (200 seeds) US$ 15.50
Chenopodium ambrosioides seeds 1 package (1000 seeds) US$ 62.00
Chenopodium ambrosioides seeds 1 package (10 gr.) US$ 66.00
Chenopodium ambrosioides seeds 1 package (100 gr.) US$ 320.00
Chenopodium ambrosioides seeds 1 package (1 lb) US$ 978.50
Chenopodium ambrosioides herbs 0.5 lb US$15.10
Chenopodium ambrosioides herbs 1 pound US$ 28.00
Chenopodium ambrosioides herbs 5 lbs (22.06 /lb) US$ 110.35
Chenopodium ambrosioides herbs 10 lbs (21.56 /lb) US$ 215.60
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 1 fl. oz US$ 10.35
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 55.89
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 105.57
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 2 fl. oz US$ 18.65
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 100.71
Chenopodium ambrosioides tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 190.23


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