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Mexican tea (Dysphania ambrosioides)

Mexican tea (Dysphania ambrosioides) is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae, herbaceous, up to 1.2 meters tall, stems erect, cylindrical in shape with many linear angles, green or red in color, branching irregularly, especially at the root base just at the soil level.

D. ambrosioides has leaves on the bottom which are elongated lanceolate, up to 12 cm long, pointed tip, serrated margin, thick and green or red, a main vein in the middle with many small lateral veins. The upper leaves are spike-shaped.

Dlium Mexican tea (Dysphania ambrosioides)


Flowers are small and green or red, lined in all directions along the branching panicles at the apex of the stem. Mexican tea has a high adaptability in the highlands and lowlands, tropical and subtropical, fertile and sandy soils.

Widely used as a vegetable and herbal tea because of its spicy taste, strong aroma and unique. Often used as an ingredient in soups and fried white rice. Essential oils contain terpene compounds.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Dysphanieae
Genus: Dysphania
Species: Dysphania ambrosioides

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