Hop – Excellent Sedative and Stimulator of the Digestion
Hops (Humulus lupulus), since the ninth century is used as an aromatic addition and as asset for preservation of beer, and even longer is used as herbal remedy.
This plant reaches up to 6m length. Curative part is located in the small gland villi of the scaly, conic fruit. Chinese and European doctors appreciate the sedative effect of the plant and the performance to calm muscle spasms.
Hops today are primarily prescribed as a sedative. The active substance in hops is lupin. It reduces the activity of the central nervous system and encourages sleep.
Because of the bitter taste that stimulates stomach juices and reduces emissions, hops are used as an asset to encourage digestion.
Hops as remedy
It is used orally for:
It is used externally for:
Tea: 2 teaspoons of dried herb place it in a bowl of boiling water; leave it to stand for 15 minutes. For insomnia drink 1 cup of tea at night. If the dose is not enough, for anxiety you can drink up to 3 cups a day.
Balm: pour boiled water over 1-2 teaspoons of dried herb and leave to stand for 5 minutes, then wrapped in cloth. Place the warm balm on the part with pain, also it is used for neuralgia or headaches caused by tension.