Epazota - Plant
Common name: Mexican tea
Bloom time: Summer.
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Epazote is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: temperature go above 80°F or below 60°F.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Place plants in full sun in average, well-drained soil.
- Drainage is important; don t place where roots will sit in water.
- Leaves develop best flavor in full sun.
The use of epazote can be traced back to the Aztecs. Epazote contains an essential oil which is up to 70% ascaridole, which gives it a similar character to boldo, another leafy, pungent herb consumed in South Amercian folk medicine as a digestive tea.
- The common name, wormseed, indicates one of epazote s common medicinal uses, to kill intestinal worms.
- In the Kitchen: Epazote is a herb used in traditional Mexican cooking for its pungent flavor, and is often used to flavor beans.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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