Epazote

Additional Common Names: Wormseed, Jusuit's Tea, Mexican Tea, Paico
Scientific Name: Chenopodium ambrosioides
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Toxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to Cats, Toxic to Horses
Toxic Principles: Essential oils: ascaridole, limonene, p-cymene
Clinical Signs: Vomiting, diarrhea (with ingestion of concentrated oils)

Low toxicity when used as spice, high if concentrated oils ingested.

If your pet ingested this plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435.*

* A $65 consultation fee may apply.

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