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Other Names: Hops, Common Hops, English Hop, Hop Vine, Humulus lupulus
Traditional Usages: Beer Making, Pain, Fever, Asthma, Menstrual Pain, Stress, Anxiety, Tension, Headaches, Nymphomania, Insomnia, ADHD, Enhances Appetite, Tonic, Leg Ulcers, Dandruff, Provoke Urination, Skin Infections - Eczema, Herpes, Scabs, Itching, Ringworm and Spreading Sores, Worms, Jaundice, Potent Sedative, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Premature Ejaculation, Antiseptic, Restlessness
Resources: Europe, Asia, US, Australia, England, Germany, North America, Poland, South America,
Parts Used: Dried Flowers, Fruits, Leaves, Dried Strobiles
Administration Method: Cut, powdered or dry extract for infusions, decoctions and other natural preparations. Liquid and solid for internal use.
Herb Action: Calming and sleep promoting
Health Warning: Avoid using during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding,
Hops and Valerian - Herbal remedy for Anxiety: Valerian is good for anxiety, stress, muscle tension, nervous cramps, restlessness and insomnia. Hops calm nerves, eases anxiety, restlessness and tension or effects of alcohol. Its sedative properties are not appropriate for use during depression. Sleeplessness and other nervous conditions can be treated by using pillows stuffed with dried hops. A herbal tea can be made by boiling two pints of water with a tablespoon of hops and the same amount of chopped valerian root. Reduce heat and allow herbal mixture to simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat. The herbs must be allowed to steep for an additional 45-minutes in the water. To help bring relaxation to the body, use the infusion sweetened using a little bit of pure maple syrup. One and a half cups of the infusion can be taken once a day.
Health Warning: Valerian sedative properties are not appropriate for use during depression.
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