Hops (Anxiety & Restlessness)

Hops (Anxiety & Restlessness)

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HOPS

ORIGINS: USA

USDA ORGANIC


Comes in a 4x3 pouch

Aides with: insomnia, anxiety, and indigestion

Caution: Men should not use this herb often 


Hops (Humulus lupulus) is a climbing vine that grows in the Caribbean, temperate zones of Asia and the US. The cone-like flowers on the female hops plants are picked for use in brewing beer and in herbal medicine. 

-For more than a thousand years, hops has been used to treat anxiety and insomnia. The German Commission E has approved its use for mood disturbances like restlessness and sleep issues. In one study, after combining hops with motherwort and balm leaf , sleep quality was improved in a group of alcohol-dependent patients. They also experienced reduced sleepiness the next day, and fewer bad dreams, and sleep walked less frequently. 


-Benefits of hops for specific health conditions include indigestion, nervous stomach, IBS, colitis and ulcers in the GI tract. Many studies have also been conducted using hops for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes

 WARNINGHops contains the most potent of all phytoestrogens, and for this reason, children of either sex who have not reached puberty should not be given hops. Pregnant women, people with estrogen-sensitive disorders, breast cancer, men with gynecomastia (enlargement of the breast) and people with erectile dysfunction should also avoid this herb.

References:

Prescription for Herbal Healing, Balch, 2nd edition

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