Hops Flower, Humulus lupulus

$7.00

Hops   ( Humulus lupulus  ) is conventionally grown in China

 

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Beer Hops, Hopfen, Hoppen, Wild Hops

 

Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions.  Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.

 

No therapeutic claim is made or intended for this product.  Information is for educational purposes only. 

 

Please Note The combined weight of each individual herb powder will be packed in one bag unless you specify otherwise.  Ie if you order 2x50g, it will be packed as 1 x 100g 

 

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Actions: Sedative, hypnotic, antiimicrobial, anti-spasmodic, astringent.

 

People who appreciate good beer and ale are familiar with the sharp, bitter taste imparted by humulus lupulus, better known as hop flowers. Distantly related to hemp, hop flowers are a type of non-vine climbing perennial that like other herbs, grow starting early in the spring and die back in the fall. Hops flowers are used not only as a flavoring agent in beer and ale (as are many other types of bulk herbs), but as a preservative as well; the popular "India Pale Ale" produced by many regional microbreweries had its origins in the early 19th Century when the old British Empire was at its height. In the days before refrigeration, most traditional English ales could not survive the six-month voyage from London to India aboard clipper ships; therefore, ale destined for outlying British territories contained an extra measure of hop flowers as a preservative.

 

The preservative action of herbs like hop flowers are connected to its reported medicinal properties. The active biochemical in c/s hop flowers, known as humulene, is believed to acts as an antibacterial as well as an appetite stimulant and digestive aid. Dried hop flowers, when brewed as a tea, is one of such herb that may also have a calming effect on the nervous system. In addition, hop flowers are known to contain beneficial flavonoids, which have anti-oxidant properties. Currently, medical science is studying the use of organic herbs such as hop flowers as an estrogen precursor. However, as is the case of other medicinal herbs, studies of the actual therapeutic benefits of hop flowers are not yet conclusive. Ellingwood considered it specific for "marked cases of nerve irritation and wakefulness where anxiety and worry are the cause." He recommends it for the following pathologies: hysteriainsomniaacute local inflammationsfacial neuralgia,delirium tremens, sexual excitement.

Hops is a remedy that has a marked relaxing effect upon the central nervous system It is used extensively for the treatment of insomnia. It will easetension and anxiety, and may be used where this tension leads to restlessness,headache and possibly indigestion. As an astringent with these relaxing properties it can be used in conditions such as mucous colitis. It should, however, be avoided where there is a marked degree of depression as this may be accentuated. Externally the antiseptic action is utilized for the treatment of ulcers.

 

Cautions: 
Do not use in cases with marked depression.