Violet up to 1 inch wide and in clusters.
Medium to tall, cold tender, perennial shrub, found in the southwestern United States of Arizona, Nevada, California, and northwestern Mexico in Sonora and Baja California.
Dry washes, and on rocky slopes, up to 3000 feet in elevation. It is evergreen or cold deciduous, depending upon its location.
The Southwestern United States of Arizona, Nevada, California, and northwestern Mexico in Sonora and Baja California.
Energetics: Cooling, calming, stimulating
Actions: Bitter, astringent, aromatic, diaphoretic, antimicrobial, styptic
Wound healing. Hyptis makes a top-notch wound wash (strong decoction) or applied to bleeding wounds in infused oil or salve form. I’ve used it for various wounds over the years (often combined with white sage), and it is effective not only in stopping the bleeding but because it is also strongly antimicrobial, it helps prevent infection. It’s proven useful as…