Is Epazote Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

The Epazote is poisonous for both cats and dogs.

Typical symptoms include ataxia, cardiac irregularities, diarrhea, staggering and vomiting .

Epazote is short short-lived perennial plant that is grown in warm temperate to subtropical areas of Europe and the United States. They belong to the family Amaranthaceae and native to South America, Central America and southern Mexico.

The scientific name for this plant is Chenopodium ambrosioides. Additional name for this plant include Jusuit’s Tea, Mastruz, Mexican Tea, Paico, Payco and Wormseed.