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Epazote leaves - pronounced [eh-paw-ZOH-teh]An herb well-known to Mexican and Caribbean cooking. The name comes from the Aztec (Nahuatl) epazotl.ÿ It is also known as pigweed or Mexican tea and is frequently regarded as a garden pest. It is most commonly used in black bean recipes to ward off some of the "negative" side affects of eating beans.  All herbs and spices are packed to order for freshness.

Packaging: 1 oz jar (about 1/2 cup)

Medicinal Uses

Epazote contains compounds which actually act as an anti-gas agent ( referred to as a carminative, which means it reduces gas) when cooked with beans. It's chief use was as an agent to expel intestinal hookworms (wormseed). According to Jessica Houdret (The Ultimate Book of Herbs and Herb Gardening) it has also been "recommended for nervous disorders, asthma, and problems with menstruation). CAUTION: This herb is poisonous in large does.

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by Sue Kaye
on 5/12/2011
from uk
Mexican Epazote
Difficult to use as the amount I got is mostly woody stems.  I do like the taste though and don't find it all pungent.
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