Simple Herbal Extracts | Hops



Botanical Name

Humulus lupulus

Part Used




Traditional Information*

A well known ingredient of beer whose bitterness comes from a phytochemical called lupulin. A sedative and mild anodyne, hops is used for nervousness, anxiety, nervous stomach, insomnia and muscle spasms. Its intense bitterness stimulates digestive function, bile secretion and absorption of nutrients.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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