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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.
Synonym(s): Jesuits' tea, Mexican tea, wormseed (2)
[G. chēn, goose, + pous (pod-), foot]


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).

Chenopodium ambrosioides
contains wormseed oil; used as an anthelmintic. Capable of causing gastroenteritis. Called also C. antheminticum var. ambrosioides, wormseed.
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2]O, with a focus on the denitrification process and its controlling factors within a chenopod pattern ground system.
The chenopod pattern-ground site used for this study is an enclosure, in Hotel Paddock at the University of New South Wales Fowlers Gap Arid Zone Research Station (31.
The vegetation pattern of the chenopod shrub land pattern ground is due to the runoff of rainwater from the bare, impermeable intergrove soils to the vegetated groves (Hunter and Melville 1994; Dunkerley and Brown 1995; Macdonald et al.
At the site and within many chenopod pattern-ground complexes, the majority of the quartz stones and, hence, the cyanobacteria colonies are concentrated in the intergrove areas.
Dunkerley DL, Brown KJ (1995) Runoff and run-on areas in pattern chenopod shrubiand, arid western New South Wales, Australia: characteristics and origins.
Leigh JH (1972) Saltbush and other chenopod browse shrubs.
chenopods halosarcia plains, some as woodland understorey systems; eastern areas; Yilgarn 7.
Johnson (compilers), Proceedings--Symposium on the biology of Atriplex and related chenopods, 2-6 May 1983, Provo, Utah.
Proceedings--Symposium on the biology of Atriplex and related chenopods.
and other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family, together with chenopods (Chenopodiaceae), and members of the deadnettle (Lamiaceae/Labiatae) and buttercup (Ranunculaceae) families, and scattered junipers (Juniperus L.