This listing is for one (1) packet of 100 Epazote seeds collected from our own plants.
Epazote (also known as Mexican Tea, Jesuit's Tea, wormseed, payqu) is a pungent smelling plant native to Central and South America. We find the scent reminiscent of gasoline mixed with mint...rather surprising at first! It is best known for its use in Mexican cooking and is most commonly paired with beans because of its ability to aid digestion and alleviate flatulence. Despite its interesting scent, we have found that epazote pairs really well with black bean dishes, creating complex and delicious flavors.
Epazote is also used to eliminate intestinal worms and is a good source of folic acid (although considered toxic in large amounts). Epazote is also good for treating menstruation problems, asthma and nervous disorders. It has also been used as an insect repellent in gardens.
Annual plant that self seeds readily. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
(Plant image by Pau Pámies Grácia - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35688523)