Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides) seeds, organic

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Family:  Goosefoot  (Chenopodiaceae)

Perennial hardy to zone 8 to 12, often grown as an annual, 45 days to harvest

(Wormseed, Jesuit’s Tea, Mexican Tea, payqu, Dysphania ambrosioides)  Native to Mexico and the American SW, this pleasantly aromatic plant is the source of a potent spice.  The dried leaf is traditionally mixed in bean dishes.  Traditional usage (TWM): allays flatus, vermifuge. Strew seed on surface of sandy soil and keep moist until germination. Plant prefers full sun, dryish to mesic soils, and does well in standard garden soil, dryland or abandoned places.

Please note:  We will rub this seed as long and hard as we can, and winnow until the cows come home, but the calyx is persistent, and there may be some seeds in the sample not yet divested of their green covering.  We’ve adjusted the seeds per gram accordingly.

Packet contains 300 seeds
1 g contains ~3,000 seeds
5 g contains ~15,000 seeds
10 g contains ~30,000 seeds
100 g contains ~ 300,000 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

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  1. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful
    brandonguergo

    Excellent traditional herb..

    brandonguergo

    This herb is growing nicely for me in Florida, and is a must with beans as the main staple in my diet.

    Use mulch or it will spread everywhere! The seeds are smaller than mustard seeds.

    Do both the dried herb and fresh herb allay gas? I only just started getting a nice amount for drying.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi brandon, thanks for connecting. I did an epazote monograph in my new book (coming out later this month), so this is fresh in my mind. the herb and the seed are used. generally works fine to use a fresh sprig in a pot of beans, and it doesn’t matter if you put it in early in the cooking or later. the ill effects of the peculiar bean proteins (lectins) are neutralized so that the beans don’t generate too much gas in your intestines and also, strangely, the pot of beans can be stored much longer without going bad if you’ve taken the precaution of using some epazote in there. if you want to dry it, hang the fronds in the rafters and then rub through a screen to break down the spice and remove the stems. the dried herb works fine. the seed is stronger than the herb and a whole nother story. richo

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    • brandonguergo

      Wow, thanks. I will have to investigate the seed when the time comes… I should’ve figured it too could be of interest.

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    • debbiescamp

      Has anyone noticed if honeybees enjoy the flowers or which pollinators are attracted ?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi debbie, thanks for writing! your info is on page 328 of my new book “growing plant medicine.” .. pollinated by wind, flies and gnats. the stuff repels most insects. richo

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    • Dezlie Broome

      Looking forward to your book. 👍

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  2. Question

    adolphhernandez

    I dont see the option for the 1 g contains ~3,000 seeds?

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  3. jasperdshide

    A fine spice

    jasperdshide (verified owner)

    As usual I was met with incredible germination rates and good healthy growth. My only problem with this plant is having to pick just one out of a few dozen equally happy seedlings for lack of window space. Even the young plants have that hard-to-characterize smell that any fan of Mexican food will instantly recognize.

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    Ofelia Martinez

    Can I grow as Microgreen?

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    Arnie Juelfs

    Hello,
    Could this be gtown in containers?
    Thank you!

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  6. Richo Cech

    Admin Richo Cech

    Taxonomists are continually refining plant names on the genus level. This is a hat tip to genetic botany, where relationships are elucidated by the genome not the sexual parts and other botanical determiners. Often the old genus names gave us a feel for the shared parentage of different species, and that was one thing that was really nice about it. Also, the old names made us feel like we could understand botany without having a test-tube in hand. The new names usually show that the plant is itself, which we already knew. I have retained the old relationship names as the primary Latin names for these plants, and put the new names in the description, which will make them searchable. I am unwilling to change names because of a test tube.

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