Wormseed oil is extracted from the whole herb, especially the seed or fruits, by steam distillation.
Chenopodium is an herb. Oil made from this herb is used as medicine. Authorities disagree on whether chenopodium oil is the oil of fresh, flowering, and fruiting parts of the plant or seed oil.Despite serious safety concerns, people take chenopodium oil to kill roundworms and hookworms in the intestine.
The main chemical components are ascaridole, cymene, limonene, terpinene and myrcene.
Wormseed oil should not be used in aromatherapy and the oil may explode when heated or treated with acids.