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Epazote Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
Botanical Name
Dysphania Ambrosioides, Sisymbrium Irio
Hindi Name
Sugandha Vastuka
Homeopathic Name
Chenopodium Anthelminthicum   -   Mother Tincture

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Epazote Cures

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Action of Epazote

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Nutrients in Epazote

Highly Effective

Taste of

Parts Used

Whole Plant, Seed,

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Epazote

Epazote is poisonous if taken in large quantities, but no one can quite define what amount "large" constitutes. Little amounts used in meals, and herb teas have not reported side effects, but the herb is considered as an emmenagogue, so do not use in pregnancy. Epazote oil is highly toxic. Do not use it internally. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Excessive use may cause Diabetes.
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Epazote is a plant.
It may be annual or Perennial.
It grows in tropical, subtropical climates.
It grows up to 1.2 M.
Best used for Flatulence, Ascaris.

Common Names

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Materia Medica for Epazote

Epazote General

Epazote is favorable in controlling Indigestion and Flatulence.
It has carminative properties to expel out the gas from Stomach and Intestine. Thus, it assists to cure Bloating.
It enhances the functions of your respiratory system and protects it from any damage. Thus, avoid the risk of Respiratory Diseases.
It is used to treat Asthma for better and normal breathing.
It is potent in killing the intestinal worms and combats against Ascaris.
It induces the immune system of the body to treat Autoimmune Disease.
It also removes the bad ailments from the skin to protect the skin from damage and cures Skin Diseases.
It inhibits the growth of cancer cells within the body to avoid the risk of Cancer.
It is a good remedy to prevent Anemia.
It has the needful amount of minerals to cure Osteoporosis by promoting strength to the bones.
It is helpful in reducing weight and to treat Obesity.
It controls the irregularities in blood pressure.
It also inhibits risk of Heart attacks.
It is used to provide relief from Gastrointestinal Disorder.
It is also beneficial for combating Hysteria and Malaria.
It assists over Stress and Fatigue.
Single Herb

Epazote for Flatulence

Prepare a decoction of Epazote leaf. Take it twice a day.
Caution :
Avoid excessive use as it may cause toxicity.

Epazote for Ascaris

Prepare a tea of Epazote leaves. Take half cup tea on an empty stomach, once a day for 2-3 days.

Epazote for Respiratory Diseases

Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Epazote and take half cup once every day on an empty stomach for three days.

Epazote (Sugandha Vastuka) for Leucoderma

Epazote (Sugandha Vastuka) is an effective herbal remedy to treat white patches on the skin.
Squeeze the juice of Epazote (Sugandha Vastuka). Apply the juice over the affected area. Use daily for next two months.

Epazote ( Sugandha Vastuka ) for Worms

The Oil can be used for treating Worms especially in children
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John Cullen ( Nc )
29 May 2018
Do you have a book written with the information from your site?
Manoj Malik ( India )
27 Apr 2019
Is chenopodium anthelminticum & chenopodium glaucum same.
Bernard Green ( Ghana )
12 Jan 2020
Please how do I use epazote for snake bites?
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