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Soil transmitted helminthic infections are a public health concern and a lot of children and even adults across the globe face the risk of being infected. These infections are majorly common in tropical and subtropical areas due to poor sanitation. There are different types of worms and almost all of them have negative impacts on health. In severe infections without treatment, worms would lead to death.  It is therefore very important to ensure that you regularly deworm yourself to prevent the complications that may arise from worm infestation.  If you’ve been looking for a natural remedy for deworming, the the epazote chenopodium amrosiodes would help you with this.


The epazote chenoipodium ambrosiodes (semi Contra) is a short lived annual herb that grows in well drained sandy soils. It is binomially classified under the amaranthaceae family of vegetables with spinach, beets and quinoa. It is a traditional herb that is popular in Mexico and it requires and adequate amount of sunlight to flourish and this explains why it is common in warm temperate and subtropical areas of Europe, United States and the Caribbean. It grows to a maximum height of 3.9ft. Its irregular branches have lanceolated green leaves with serrated margins. It has small green flowers that grow at the apex of the stems.

Activity against worms

The semi Contra is currently one of the best herbal remedies against several worms including the intestinal worms. It contains compounds that paralyses and kills the worms helping to eliminate them from the digestive tract. It is active against different types of worms including


hookworms, roundworms as well as other parasites. However, the oils from this plant could be toxic and clear directions have to be followed while in use.

Other medicinal properties.

  1.  Culinary uses

Like several other green vegetables the epazote has high levels of fiber which makes it good for digestion. It improves the efficiency of the gastrointestinal system thereby reducing constipation, bloating and crumbling. This would also help in clearing intestinal worms. Traditionally, the epazote has been used to eliminate indigestion and flatulence.

  1. Boosts immunity

Epazote contains moderate levels of vitamin along with different types of carotenes and antioxidants substances making it an important herb in strengthening the immunity. It protects the skin and neutralizes free radicals that may be detrimental to the skin. With a good immunity, the possibility of being infected by worms also reduces and this is also another way through which the epazote controls worms.

  1. Used to strengthen the bones

Theere are several minerals present in the epazote that are important in strengthening the bones. It has considerable amounts of phosphorus, calcium, zinc and copper that contributes to bone mineralization thereby preventing osteoporosis.

  1. Improves heart health

Potassium is essential in the normal function of the heart. The epazote also contains phosphorus that can act as vasodilators which helps in relaxation of the blood vessels reducing the peripheral resistance. This lowers the chances of developing atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular complications like high blood pressure.



NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.

Disclaimer: All herbs and spices listed on or sold for medical and household use only, again we advice that before using any HERBS for medical purposes, please consult your physician.


semi Contra

semi Contra 2 Oz. $18.00, semi Contra 3 Oz. $24.00