Wormseed, referring to its scientific tag Chenopodium Ambrosioides, is known by other
names - American Wormseed, Feather Geranium, Goosefoot, Jerusalem Oak, Jesuit Tea,
and Stinking Weed.
As to how or where Wormseed originated, it was said that the strong-smelling plant
is a native of the United States and Canada. However, there have been those claiming
Mexico and South America as its place of origin.
Available records show that Wormseed got to be noticed as an effective as a medicinal
herb in the 19th century, although much have been said about the American Indians
knowing its use for generations.
The herbal essence of wormseeds come from its aerial parts and flowering tops. Flower
tops and toothed green leaves are processed to produce essential oil extracts required
in the preparation of other herbal medicines.
Physicians have been very cautious about this herb. Wormseeds are said to cause nausea
and dizziness among those taking or using it. It was also said that it results in
paralysis, or sometimes may lead to death.
However, after a thorough study on wormseeds, it was found to have more benefits
than harm. Harm, it was learned, could actually be avoided with if properly administered
with just the right dosage.
The tree itself grows by as high as five feet. Its physical attributes include a
vertically upright stem, toothed, oval-shaped leaves and small spiky green flowers.
Wormseeds are found to have many uses. The most significant however is its ability
to cleanse our inner system, which includes the colon and the intestine. As an efficient
cleanser, wormseeds keep us away from colon cancer. Incidentally, colon cancers are
detected only after it has been fully developed, making treatment a lot harder even
as chances are generally considered as slim.
Aside from keeping our colon free from unwanted toxins, wormseeds also kill parasites
(tapeworms and roundworms) inside our body. It also serves weight loss agenda.