Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Herbalism: Hops

Herb of the Day: Hops

Most commonly known for giving beer it's bitter taste, 
The Chinese, as well as ancient Greeks and Romans, have used Hops for centuries.

Digestion, Leprosy, tuberculosis, dysentery, Infection prevention, sedative, women's health, insomnia, hyperactivity, anxiety, arthritis, diabetes, Menopause, fibromyalgia, shock, toothache, anti-aging qualities.

If taken as a relief for infection or intestinal trouble, use as fresh leaves as you can get.
If using for a sedative, use dried, aged leaves. The sedative quality increases immensely over time.
Hops should not be given to children under 2.

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