Epazote / Mexican Tea


Mexican herb that flavors beans and helps reduce gas!

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Dysphania ambrosioides

Mexican herb that flavors authentic dishes and helps reduce gas!

The Nahuatl name of this Central American native is “skunk sweat,”which is ironic given its lore as a carminative herb (gas reducer). It grows as a self-seeding annual in the north. Leaves are used as a spice in flavoring black beans, and also in many other Mexican dishes such as rice, mole, enchiladas, quesadillas, and huitlacoche, among others. It is used as a companion plant in the garden, where its strong smell masks nearby plants from predators and its leaves produce a natural pesticide.

55 days to maturity.

Seeds grown by Earthly Delights Farm in Boise, ID.