Usos del epazote Dolencias estomacales. Otros usos. Calma los nervios, es efectiva para tratamientos de piel reseca y suaviza. Elimina las verrugas.
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Keep reading to learn more about epazote uses for your herb garden palette. What is Epazote? Epazote Dysphania ambrosioides, formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides , is an herb in the Chenopodium family, along with lambsquarters and pigweeds. Although often thought of as a weed, epazote plants actually have a long history of both culinary and medicinal use.
This adaptable plant is native to tropical Americas, and is commonly found throughout Texas and the Southwestern United States. Common names include paico macho, hierba homigero, and yerba de Santa Maria. The plant is drought resistant and grows to 3 feet high at maturity. It has soft leaves that are notched and small flowers that are hard to see.
Epazote can usually be smelled before it is seen, as it has a very pungent odor. In large doses, the flowers and seeds are poisonous and may cause nausea, convulsions and even coma. Epazote Uses Epazote plants were brought to Europe from Mexico in the 17th century where they were used in a number of medicines.
The Aztecs used the herb as both a culinary and medicinal herb. Epazote herbs contain anti-gas properties that are thought to reduce flatulence. Also known as wormseed, this herb is often added to animal food and is thought to prevent worms in livestock.
Southwest dishes commonly use epazote plants to flavor black beans, soups, quesadillas, potatoes, enchiladas, tamales and eggs. Young leaves have a mild flavor. How to Grow Epazote Epazote herb growing is not difficult. This plant is not picky about soil conditions but does prefer full sun. It is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zone 6 to Plant seeds or seedlings in the early spring once the ground can be worked.
In warm areas, epazote is a perennial. Because of its invasive nature, however, it is best grown in containers.
Epazote, una planta medicinal muy mexicana
Ahora en lengua Quechua que es un idioma originario de los Andes centrales se le denomina Paico. Aunque su cultivo es casi nulo en regiones calientes y templadas de Europa. En cuanto a los carbohidratos posee 7. Contiene Vitamina C pero solo unos 3.
What Is Epazote?
Culinary uses[ edit ] D. Raw, it has a resinous, medicinal pungency, similar to oregano , anise , fennel , or even tarragon , but stronger. The fragrance of D. A common analogy is to turpentine or creosote. It has also been compared to citrus , savory , and mint.