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American WormseedSCIENTIFIC NAME:
(Chenopodium ambrosioides )
Native to Central America, South America and the Caribbean, it is now cultivated in China and the U.S.. American Wormseed is a perennial in warm climates and an annual in colder regions. Growing to heights of 3 to 5 feet, it’s lance shaped serrated leaves grow clustered around the slender stem and it’s fragrant summer blooms are yellowish-green flower clusters that produce small black seeds come autumn.
Chenopodium, Feather Geranium, Goosefoot, Jerusalem Oak, Jesuit Tea, Mexican Tea
Uses:Wormseed oil is used for rheumatism, painful joints, eczema, and bites. Drank as a tea to treat cramps, laxative, nervousness and depression, as well as to rid the intestines of worm infestations. A decoction is used to treat gastrointestinal complaints. Washes made from the juices sooth and treat hemorrhoids and a poultice speeds healing and protects wounds from infection.
Oil: Should only be used under a physician's care. Overdose can be deadly.
Tea: Brew tea using fresh or dried leaves. Drink 1 cup with honey, once daily for no more than 2 consecutive days.
Decoction: A decoction made by boiling 1 OZ. of the fresh plant with 1 pint of milk or water has sometimes been given in doses of a wineglassful.
Wash: Create a wash by boiling any or all parts of the plant and allowing the wash to cool to a comfortable temperature before using.
Poultice: Make poultice from stems and leaves and apply to afflicted area as warm as is tolerable.
The oil from this plant is highly toxic if too much is ingested, it is highly recommended that use of this plant be under a doctor’s supervision. Do not treat young children with this herbal remedy unless its a topical application.With any herb, there is the risk of an allergic reaction. Small children and pregnant women should use additional caution when considering the use of herbal remedies.