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Main Ingredients:   Epazote (AKA: Chenopodium Ambrosioides)

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Herbs & Plants  >  South American
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4  Effectiveness
5.2  Side Effects
3.3  Holistic Benefits

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Epazote is a remedy for roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Also used as an effective remedy for upper respiratory illnesses like cough, asthma, bronchitis etc.

Epazote is also used to alleviate angina, for relief from intestinal gas and a general digestive aid, to increase sweating.

The decoction of its leaf is used to expel gas from the intestines and as a mild laxative. It is used as an insecticide and a natural healer for cramps, gout, hemorrhoids, worms in the intestine, and nervous system disorders.

Since the essential oil which is distilled from the seeds, is toxic, the oil of Epazote plant is not recommended for internal use. However, the leaves of this plant which contains smaller amounts of essential oil is the recommended treatment for intestinal parasites in herbal medicinal healing systems.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Epazote, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
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Appetite 40% 0% 40% 20% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Confidence 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
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Digestion 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
Emotional Well-being 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
Energy 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Eyesight 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Memory 20% 20% 60% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 20% 20% 60% 0% 0%
Pain 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
Patience 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Sleep 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Stress Level 40% 0% 60% 0% 0%
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Cold Symptoms 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
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Gas 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Increased Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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30 Sep 2017 I don't recomend SMOKING epazote. I dried some leaves, grinded them, put them into mi pipe and smoked it only once for the sake of experience. Just three hits. The next day, I woke up with some discomfort and had a small tremor in my hands, under muy left eye and in my cheeks. So you neither smoke epazote nor eat it in large quantities or in the long run as a tea. In Mexico we use epazote for cooking mainly. (EPAZOTE, a Nahuatl indigenous voice in Mexico).
   —Posted by mexicano
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20 Jul 2015 epazote can be found at the Korean farmers market $0.99 a pack fresh. Since I don't like the smell of it, I make the tea with a few fresh leaves and make coffee with the tea. It has help a lot with my arthritis and asthma.
   —Posted by Ari in GA
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08 Oct 2013 I am using epazote tea once in morning on an empty stomach for 3-4 days to try and kill a H.Pylori digestive track infection along with any other parasites or worms
   —Posted by sunshine
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17 Mar 2013 You can buy it from tea of life. i think the website is www.theteaoflife.com I get mine from them they also increased the tea bag count of their teas from 20-22 bags so im happy and they gave me extras with all my order
   —Posted by Debbie
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11 Jun 2011 i used epazote because i had been sick for along time with constipation poor digestion,pain in my muscles,couldnt hold a chiropractic adjustment,muscle deteriation,just really sickly puffy body everywhere,so out of desperation i drank epazote tea,for 3 days,i expelled many parasites,liverflukes,and pylori bacteria .roundworms.it took my inflamation away ,soreness,puffiness.acne;whatever fungus i had in my feet,came to the surface,bloating.wormkill headaches.my liver function returned to normal and i can sweat again,my life has changed,and 2 weeks later again,i drank for 3 days,no more inflamed bowels,now i will take it every 3 months,along with probiotics,and enzymes when i eat,and one shot of apple vinagre before bed.im very happy for this miracle tea.people dont need to drink too much,only need small amounts
   —Posted by Anonymous
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08 May 2015 I bought some 1/4 oz packets of epazote from amazon but I dont know how much to use to make the tea ,,can you please tell me how much to make 1 cup I
   —Posted by pertab singh
02 Mar 2013 Hello, I live in Zambia, Africa and have been suffering from H. Pylori for a long time and it gives me bad breath from my stomach. Where can I find epazote tea?
   —Posted by Nai

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