epazote

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epazote

(ĕp′ə-zō′tĕ)
n.
1. See wormseed.
2. The pungent leaves of the wormseed plant, used as a seasoning in Mexican cooking.
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Characterization and evaluation of the cytotoxic potential of the essential oil of Chenopodium ambrosioides. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia, 26(1), 56-61.
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Chenopodium ambrosioides, commonly known in Mexico as "epazote," is a native aromatic herb, which has a culinary and medicinal use: flavor beans and tortilla dishes.
& VENDRAMIM, J.D., 2005.--Atividade inseticida da erva-de-santa-maria Chenopodium ambrosioides L.