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Dysphania ambrosioides - Epazote
Epazote is an annual or short-lived perennial herb. It is native to Central America, South America, and southern Mexico.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Alpha-pinene, aritasone, ascaridole, butyric-acid, d-camphor, essential oils, ferulic-acid, geraniol
|Kannada||ಕಾಡುಓಮ Kaadu oma, ಗುಡ್ಡೆಓಮ Gudde oma|
|English||American wormseed, Jerusalem-tea|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Oblong||The leaves are divided into 3-6 toothed leaflets, with smaller leaflets in between|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||2-4cm long||Yellow||5-10||Flowers Season is June - August|
|Simple||7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome||Clearly grooved lengthwise, Lowest hooked hairs aligned towards crown||With hooked hairs||Fruiting season is August - April|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Vishatinduka Taila as root juice extract
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Epazote grows best in full sun in a warm tropical climate. Grows in cultivated garden beds.