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 or even waste 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.

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

Packet contains 300 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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  1. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    Excellent traditional herb..


    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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  2. 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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