Hyptis crenata

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Hyptis crenata

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Hyptis
Species: H. crenata
Binomial name
Hyptis crenata
Pohl ex Benth.

Hyptis crenata (Brazilian mint) is a shrub species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family, native to Bolivia and Brazil.[1] The genus Hyptis is commonly known as the bushmints. It is traditionally used for pain relief in Brazil.[2]


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Di Stasi, L.C.; Oliveira, G.P.; Carvalhaes, M.A.; Queiroz-Junior, M.; Tien, O.S.; Kakinami, S.H.; Reis, M.S. (2002). "Medicinal plants popularly used in the Brazilian Tropical Atlantic Forest". Fitoterapia. 73 (1): 69–91. doi:10.1016/S0367-326X(01)00362-8. PMID 11864767.