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Hyptis suaveolens is a coarse erect annual or often a perennial with stems that become more or less woody and persist. Usually much branched, it is sometimes as much as 2.5 metres high but is generally much lower. The plant has a range of food and medicinal uses, being often harvested from the wild for local use. The plant is occasionally cultivated in Mexico and India.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
|English||American Mint, Bush mint|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Petiolate||Broadly ovate||Acute at apex, Cordate or round at base|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|8-15cm long||Blue or Bluish purple||Rarely solitary||Flowering season is September-April|
|Nutlets||Oblong or Ovoid, flat, Glabrous||Blackish brown||Emerginated at apex with a white mark on either side of the pointed base. Fruiting season is September-April|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The plant is often an abundant weed, sometimes forming dense thickets of considerable extent that are much visited by birds when the seeds are ripe.