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Related to chenopodium: Chenopodium capitatum, Chenopodium murale, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Chenopodium quinoa


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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Chemical composition of the essential oils of Chenopodium botrys L.
Evaluation of anthelmintic activity of Chenopodium album (Bathu) against nematodes in sheep.
The genus Chenopodium (Chenopodiaceae) originates from South America and includes 150 species which are widely distributed in hot sub-tropical and tropical, but only few of them have been scientifically investigated.
The species recorded from non-fertilized peat blocks and not found in the field were Galinsoga ciliata, Mycelis muralis, Senecio vulgaris, and Chenopodium spp.
The most common were the annuals Chenopodium desiccatum and Chamaecrista fasciculata with importance values of 18.
whole + fragments + immature (silicified) 38 511 243 22 Undetermined Fabaceae 1 1 Caryophyllaceae l Chenopodium sp.
The most frequently encountered weed species were: Chenopodium spp.
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Several families in this order have genera of wetland plants, such as the Aizoaceae (Sesuvium), Polygonaceae (Rumex, Polygonum, Brunnichia), Chenopodiaceae (Halimione, Chenopodium, Atriplex, Salicornia, Suaeda), Amaranthaceae (Amaranthus, Acnida), and Portulacaceae (Montia).
Charred palaeobotanical remains from the excavation contained charcoal from several local trees, charred Chenopodium sp.
This study involved the use of 3 insecticides in 2 treatments were:1) spirotetramat (IRAC Group 23; Movento[R], Bayer CropScience) in combination with Induce (Helena Chemical Company) followed by Chenopodium ambrosioides extract, a terpenoid (Requiem[R]) (IRAC Group not established, Bayer CropScience) and 2) spinetoram (Radiant[R]) (IRAC Group 5, Dow AgroScience).