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Hyptis suaveolens


Hyptis suaveolens
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Copyright: Nirmal Roberts (nirmalroberts) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 64 N: 705] (2857)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd, Fujinon f=6.2-66.7(28-300)mm 1:2.8-4.9, Marumi 58mm UV Haze
Exposure: f/8, 1/42 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-21 21:31
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Points: 4
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Common name: American Mint.
Common Hindi name: Vilayti Tulsi.
Plant: 0.6-2m.
Flower: 5x2mm across.
A wild plant in the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
Widespread invader. Strongly aromatic.
The hydrodistilled essential oil of fresh leaves of wild Hyptis suaveolens has shown antifungal activity. It exhibited significant antimicrobial activity against Mucor sp. when compared to ketoconazole. Please see,
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa4091/is_200311/ai_n9325931.


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great to learn new plantws from u. Is it medicinal ? Ori

Hi Nirmal,
A beautiful tiny flower you have captured. I also have captured it. But this looks much more better. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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