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The dried ripe fruit of Chenopodium ambrosoides (family Chenopodiaceae), American wormwood, from which a volatile oil is distilled and formerly used as an anthelmintic.
[G. chēn, goose, + pous (pod-), foot]
Jesuits,Catholic religious order founded by Saint Ignatius Loyola in 1540.
Jesuit tea - tea used by Indians for centuries; first cultivated by the Jesuits in their Paraguayan missions. Synonym(s): chenopodium
a plant genus of the Chenopodiaceae family; many plants in the genus contain oxalates and can cause oxalate poisoning. Includes C. album (fat hen, lambsquarters, white goosefoot), C. atriplicinum (Scleroblitum atripliclinum, lambstongue). Other plants can cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. C. carinatum (green crumbweed, Boggabri), C. glaucum (oak-leaved goosefoot), C. melanocarpum (black crumbweed), C. rhadinostachyum (Dysphania radinostachya, C. chenostachyum, mouse-tailed crumbweed).
contains wormseed oil; used as an anthelmintic. Capable of causing gastroenteritis. Called also C. antheminticum var. ambrosioides, wormseed.