Epazote Nutrients and Health Benefits

Epazote Herb and Leaf VegetableHave you ever heard of Epazote plant? Well, I didn’t, until I did this little research :) Epazote is sometimes called Wormseed, Mexican Tea, Jesuit Tea, or Binomially speaking Dysphania Ambrosioides which formerly had a name of Chenopodium Ambrosioides. Epazote plant can grow as tall as 3.9 feet or 1.2 meters. Epazote can be used as a herb with a strong flavor or as a leaf vegetable. The leaves of Epazote plant can grow as long as 4.7 inches or 12 centimeters. People use Epazote for Agricultural, Culinary, and Medicinal needs. The Nutrients of Raw Epazote in one ounce or 28 grams are:

- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid
- Vitamin C
- Protein
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Manganese (Good Amount)
- Selenium
- Natural Fats
- Carbohydrates
- Calories
- Dietary Fiber

Possible Health Benefits of Epazote Leaf Vegetable are:

Vitamin B9:
- Supports cell production
- Helps protect from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- May prevent from osteoporosis
- May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces Irritability
- Protects from depression
- Reduces Insomnia
- Helps protect from fatigue
- Improves memory
- Reduces gingivitis
- Reduces birth defects
- Supports brain health
- Improves Spine health

Manganese:
- Supports strong bones
- Supports healthy bones
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Improves Nerve health
- Protects from free radicals
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent dizziness
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction

Also, if you are interested in these Epazote products, then feel free to check them out by clicking on their images :)

Crushed Epazote Organic Epazote Seeds Ground Epazote

One thought on “Epazote Nutrients and Health Benefits

  1. Hi, just found your blog through networkedblogs on facebook. Never heard about the Epazote plant but ill spread the word.

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