Also known as Common Hop
History: Hops is close relative to the Marijuana plant, providing many of the some medicinal benefits. Native Americans knew of the medicinal value and used Hops as a sedative; however, many European rulers did not condone its use as it had a melancholy effect on people . Another common , though more recent, use of Hops is in making Beer.
Modern Uses: improve appetite and digestion, insomnia, nervousness, stress relief,
The Commission E approved the internal use of hops for mood disturbances such as restlessness and anxiety as well as sleep disturbances.
The British Herbal Compendium indicated its use for excitability, restlessness, disorders of sleep, and lack of appetite. ESCOP indicates its use for tenseness, restlessness, and difficulty in falling asleep. The German Standard License for hops tea infusion indicates its use for disturbed states such as restlessness and disorders of sleep.
Active Ingredients: lupulin, bitters, tannin, sesquiterpene Humulene, Lupamaric acid, Humulone, Lupamaric acid, Lupulinic acid.
Actions: tonic, nervine, diuretic and anodyne properties sedative and soporific effects stomachic
Complementary Herbs: Valerian, Passion Flower