Not only valued in brewing but also in herbal medicine for their sedative, anti-inflammatory, and digestive properties.

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Hops (Humulus lupulus)

Description: Hops, scientifically known as Humulus lupulus, is a perennial vine belonging to the Cannabaceae family. Native to Europe, Asia, and North America, hops are recognized for their distinctive cones, which are green, papery, and contain lupulin glands. These glands impart a bitter flavor and aroma, making hops a key ingredient in brewing beer. Beyond brewing, hops have a long history of medicinal use.

Medicinal Benefits: Hops offer a range of medicinal benefits, attributed to their complex chemical composition, including essential oils, bitter acids (such as humulone), and flavonoids.

Key medicinal benefits include:

  • Sedative and Relaxant: Hops are renowned for their sedative properties, aiding in the relief of insomnia, anxiety, and nervous tension. They promote relaxation and improve sleep quality.
  • Digestive Aid: Hops stimulate appetite and support digestion by promoting the production of gastric juices and bile.
  • Anti-inflammatory: Hops possess anti-inflammatory properties that may help reduce inflammation in conditions such as arthritis.
  • Antibacterial: The antimicrobial properties of hops can help combat bacterial infections and support immune function.

Uses: Hops can be used in various forms to harness their medicinal benefits:

  • Herbal Teas: Hops tea is consumed to promote relaxation, alleviate anxiety, and improve sleep quality. It can be brewed alone or combined with other calming herbs.
  • Tinctures: Hops tinctures are concentrated extracts used for their sedative and relaxing effects. They are often taken orally to aid sleep, reduce anxiety, and promote overall relaxation. Externally, hops tinctures can be applied as a compress for joint pain or inflammation.
  • Topical Applications: Infused oils or salves containing hops can be applied to the skin to relieve inflammation, soothe muscle tension, and promote wound healing.
  • Cosmetic Products: Due to their antimicrobial properties, hops extracts are used in skincare products to combat acne and other skin conditions.
  • Brewing: Beyond medicinal use, hops are a crucial ingredient in beer brewing, providing bitterness, flavor, and aroma, as well as contributing potential health benefits through their bioactive compounds.


Size: 1 oz, in a ziploc bag
Parts: Hops flower


Additional information

Weight 0.075 lbs