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