Hop (Humulus lupulus)

Hop (Humulus lupulus) is one of the main ingredients in beer. In addition, it treats digestive and nervous disorders. Even its beneficial effect on the prostate is being considered.

Hop’s leaves are available.

Description

General Informations

Hop (Latin Name: Humulus Lupulus) belongs to the Cannabaceae family. It flowers from July to August and is a perennial, herbaceous climbing plant usually located in Europe, West Asia, and North America.

Health Benefits and Uses

Hops are now used to treat disorders of the nervous and digestive systems such as anorexia. More specifically, it contains humulone and lupulone, which are thought to stimulate the appetite. It has antibiotic properties, as some of the bioactive substances it contains act on the fight against bacteria in the human body. At the same time, it contains substances that have a relaxing effect. Even its beneficial effects against prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer are being considered. It can also be applied externally in the form of a poultice as a sedative and anti-inflammatory due to its bioactive compounds.

Available as:

  • Leaves

 

Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.