(Chenopodium ambrosioides) Also known as wormseed, Jesuit's tea, Mexican-tea, paico, or herba sancti Mariæ, is an annual or short-lived perennial herb native to Central America, South America, and southern Mexico. This self-seeding annual grows 30-40" tall and this is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool. Epazote will grow well in full sun and prefers a spot sheltered from the wind.
A great herb used in traditional Central and South American cuisine. The leaves of epazote are used in preparing herb teas and is described as citrusy, savoury, and similar to tarragon. It is commonly used with black beans for flavour and is rumorued to help alleviate gas associated with bean dishes. You can use it to flavour other Mexican dishes like sopes, mole, tamales, and enchiladas.
Like basil, epazote's flavour changes with cooking so make sure to add it near the end of preparing your dish.