Hops

(Humulus lupulus)

Description...

Hops has used to brew beer for centuries and has also had a long history of healing ailments. It is renowned for its calming effects and sedative actions.

Due to its bitter taste, hops is also prescribed as a digestive aid.

How It May Benefit You...

Take internally for:

  • insomnia

  • anxiety

  • tension

  • headache

  • indigestion

  • cardiovascular disorders

  • hyperactivity

  • sexually transmitted diseases

  • toothaches and ulcers

  • depressed appetite.

Apply externally for neuralgia, tension headache.

Caution...

Severe stomach problems, a skin rash, or irritation to the eyes may occur. Stop taking and call your doctor.

Hops can cause sleepiness or worsen severe depression. Seek professional help and do not self diagnose.

Pregnant women and women with estrogen-dependent breast cancer should avoid hops.

WARNING:    Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.

Availability...

Available in commercial herbal remedies, as dried or fresh herbs, and in capsules, powder, and tincture.

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