Epazote is a wild herb with a strong pungent taste similar to cilantro. It is also known as wormseed (some varieties are used as a cure for intestinal worms), or Mexican Tea.
It is indigenous to Mexico.
It is good for foods like: dried beans, legumes, vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower.
Epazote is a carminative; it relieves flatulence and reduces gas.
Some varieties, referred to as Wormseed, are used as cures for intestinal worms.
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