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West African Epazote
Chenopodium ambrosioides 'Megbezorli'
Uses: Culinary/Medicinal Duration: Annual
When to Sow: Spring Ease of Germination: Easy
(Megbezorli) This is a milder form of the popular Mexican herb. It has a nice earthy flavour that works well in soups and stews or anywhere the Mexican variety is used. This form was found in the Volta Region, in West Africa, where it is grown for cooking, medicinal and spiritual uses. The locals use it in dishes featuring strong smelling meats such as goat or fish in order to reduce or mask strong cooking odours. In traditional soups it gives a really nice flavour that compliments strong meat and fish. Medicinally it is used to treat shortness of breath caused by anxiety: the fresh leaves, macerated into a paste and mixed with water, are taken 3 times a day. Spiritually the herb is used to stop recurring nightmares and for that a special ritual of asking for permission is done before taking and using it. Easy to grow like the Mexican form.
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