Hyptis capitata Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
knobweed

Hyptis capitata, also known as Knobweed, is a species of erect annual shrubs, of the plant family Lamiaceae. It is native to Florida, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America but naturalized in Australia, Southeast Asia, and some tropical islands. The plants grow up to a height of 1.5 meters. Crushed leaves are applied to cuts. It is considered a weed in many places.

Hyptis capitata

Medical use

Economic importance of Hyptis capitata

Weed potential sed contaminant

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Geografical distribution

  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Native
    • Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

Biological activities

Analgesic
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AntiEBV
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AntiHIV
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AntiTGF-beta
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Antialzheimeran
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Antiarrhythmic
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Antiarthritic
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Antibacterial
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Anticancer
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Anticarcinomic
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Anticariogenic
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Anticholestatic
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Anticomplement
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Antidiabetic
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Antiedemic
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Antiescherichic
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Antifibrosarcomic
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Antihepatotoxic
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Antihistaminic
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Antihyperlipidemic
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Antiinflammatory
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Antileishmanic
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Antileukemic
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Antilymphomic
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Antimalarial
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Antimetastatic
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Antimutagenic
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Antinephritic
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Antioxidant
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Antiperoxidant
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Antiplasmodial
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Antiproliferative
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Antistaphylococcic
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Antithromboxane
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Antitrypanosomic
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Antitumor-Promoter
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Antitumor
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Antiulcer
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Antiviral
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Aromatase-Inhibitor
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Beta-Blocker
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Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
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CNS-Depressant
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COX-2-Inhibitor
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Cancer-Preventive
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Candidicide
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Cardioprotective
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Cardiotonic
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Choleretic
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Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
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Cytotoxic
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Diuretic
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Elastase-Inhibitor
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Hepatoprotective
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Hypoglycemic
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Hypotensive
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Immunomodulator
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Leucocytogenic
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Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
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MMP-9-Inhibitor
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Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
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Pesticide
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Piscicide
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Potassium-Sparing
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Protease-Inhibitor
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Protisticide
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Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
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Sodium-Sparing
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TOPO-2-Inhibitor
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Trypanocide
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Vasopressor
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Chemicals detected

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]