[gardeners] Epazote toxicity

Catharine Vinson (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 23:09:56 +0000

Kay sent me a quick note about Epazote that clears up my own confusion 
(I have so many recipes that call for epazote I was having trouble 
believing it was toxic)

Kay says the steam distilled oil of epazote *is* toxic. The herb "as is" 
doesn't contain enough oil to cause any trouble when eaten in any 
reasonable amount.