Herb-Epazote Epazote, wormseed, Jesuit's tea, Mexican tea, Paico or Herba Sancti Mariæ is an herb native to Central America, South America, and southern Mexico !
Pungent flavor with refreshing minty overtones. Use in chili sauces and bean dishes. Plant every 2-3 weeks from spring through early summer to ensure a steady harvest. Organically grown. Epazote is a piece of living history. Native to Central and South America, this herb was prized by the Aztec culture for culinary and medicinal uses.
Try growing epazote plants in your garden. Epazote adds a distinct flavor to Mexican dishes and is a staple ingredient in bean dishes, both for its taste and its anti-flatulent properties. Like cilantro, epazote has a fragrance and flavor that folks either love. Leaves have an aroma that seems to smell differently to different people.
It's been described as having tones of lemon, savory ,and mint. Despite the sometimes odd fragrance, the unique flavor makes epazote an ingredient that can't be duplicated or replaced in recipes.