Epazote is a Mayan herb. It is an important ingredient in Mexican dishes such as refried beans & chili sauces. It helps to prevent gas and has several medicinal uses. It is used for the treatment of skin diseases, ulcers, & healing wounds. The flower & seed oil are toxic and is used to kill parasites & worms in humans & livestock.
NAME: Epazote SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chenopodium Ambrosoides COLOR: Green PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost HARVEST: 55 Days HARDINESS ZONE: 8 - 9 (& reseeds itself easily) PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 36" PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36" LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry