Epazote is an annual or short-lived perennial that is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and South America. Epazote has health-promoting properties, but it is most commonly used as a spice in traditional Mexican dishes. Raw, this herb has a resinous pungency, similar to anise, fennel, or even tarragon, but stronger. The Spanish name epazote is derived from the Nahuatl word epazotl translated as "skunk sweat." It is traditionally used when preparing black beans as the herb has carminative properties.
Specific: Consumption of the plant should not exceed small amounts for use as a spice.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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