Thursday, January 29, 2009

Epazote: The Secret Mexican Herb

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My neighbors like to come over to see my garden and all of the different things that I grow. I can see in their eyes just how different my garden is from theirs. They really only recognize a few of the vegetables and herbs that I grow.

Our farm is 25 minutes out from downtown Boquete, my neighbors are all locals and also usually farmers; lovely and friendly people. They grow coffee, corn and beans and sometimes tomatoes. Not the herbs and vegetables that I grow, but when the ladies come over for a visit and wander through my garden, they all recognize epazote.

They know it as a medicine that cures