Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Morphology and medicinal values of a wildly grown medicinal and aromatic herb Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit
Author(s): DK Patel
Abstract: The plant Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit is belonging to the family Lamiaceae, is commonly growing aromatic plant all over the India. It is an aromatic, herbaceous, annual plant with rich medicinal qualities. The plant includes potential applicability in multifold purposes like for Antimicrobial activity, antimicrobial activity, antioxidant, diarrhea, Preliminary phytochemical screening shows the presence of alkaloid, glycoside, saponin, tannin and flavonoids etc. Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit is capable to produce numerous seeds at the ending of their life phase per year. Mature seeds are falling down by certain factors such as by air, touch by human or animals etc. These seeds are in resting phase during summer and are showing their wide range of germination when they come to the contact of suitable environmental condition. It develops many small plants just the entry of rainy season which further develop a group in particular ecological areas. Present study is based on their morphological changes followed by the medicinal importance.