Dysphania ambrosiodes. Epazote Organic Seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Essential in Mexican and Caribbean dishes as a rich flavouring agent. Epazote helps to counter indigestion and flatulence effects from beans and high fiber foods. The leaves can be used to make Epazote tea. In Mexican and Caribbean dishes, use two tablespoons fresh leaves for every five cups of cooked beans but only add the Epazote during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Epazote dries well, or you can try bringing a plant indoors to over-winter for fresh leaves.
Epazote grows vigourously and prefers sandy soil with full sunlight, best planted in pots to control its growth. Epazote will grow out to have yellow-green flowers that appear in clusters and are known to attract beneficial insects.