Hyptis crenata

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Hyptis crenata

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): 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.[citation needed] Analgesic properties have been reported in an animal model in rodents.[2][3][medical citation needed]