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Alternative Names

Absinthe Maritime, Absinthe de Mer, Armoise de Judée, Barbotine, Epazote, Levant, Santonica, Santónica, Sea Wormwood, Semen Contra, Sémentine, Worm Seed CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Artemisia herba-alba, Chenopodium Oil, Levant Berry, Mugwort, Sweet Annie, Wormwood

Scientific Name

Chenapodium Ambrosiodes

Why Do People Use Wormseed?

Oral preparations of Chenapodium ambrosiodes (Wormseed), like wormseed powder, are used for the treatment of oxyuris and ascaris infestations.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Unsafe - Oral consumption of wormseed could be unsafe because of its extremely lethal adverse effects. Likely Unsafe for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Mothers - Oral consumption of wormseed powder should be avoided while breast feeding and pregnancy because of potential for toxicity.

How Effective Is Wormseed?

To rate the safety level of wormseed, there is insufficient and unreliable information available.

How Wormseed Works?

The anthelmintic effects is attributed to the sesquiterpene lactone beta-santonin in Chenapodium ambrosiodes. When wormseed is utilized with a laxative, it seems to facilitate their elimination from the body by paralyzing the muscles of ascaris. Some clinical studies recommend that wormseed lowers body temperature in fever.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Wormseed?

Side effects of oral consumption of wormseed powder could be severe in number of cases even there are some death cases reported due to this dosage. Symptoms of poisoning are possible in quantity used to relief from parasitic infestations. Symptoms may include gastroenteritis, kidney irritation, visual disorders, stupor, epileptiform spasms and muscle twitching. It can also lead to severe allergic reaction in those persons who are sensitive to the Compositae or Asteraceae family of plants. Members of this family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed, chrysanthemums and many other herbs as well.

How Wormseed Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Wormseed Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Wormseed Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Wormseed Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Wormseed Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Cross-Allergenicity - Chenapodium ambrosiodes may be responsible for allergic reactions in those who are sensitive to the Compositae or Asteraceae family of plants. Members of this family include daisies, marigolds, ragweed, chrysanthemums and many other herbs as well.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Wormseed?

There is no typical oral or topical dosage of wormseed.


Don’t mix chenopodium oil (or wormseed oil), wormwood or wormwood oil with Chenapodium ambrosiodes (wormseed). People usually refer it to as levant with levant berry.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Wormseed Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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