Hops Medicinal Profile | Not Just for Beer

Hops is a species of flowering plant in
the hemp family. It is used primarily as a bittering, flavoring, and stabilizing
agent in beer production. However hops is so much more than that. It is a strong
and gentle medicine, used to soothe and support the central nervous system. It
quiets the digestive tract and the mind as well. The Latin name for hops means
wolf of the earth. The main active ingredient hops in Lupulin, a soothing,
sedative, and hypnotic agent. It is a yellow powder tucked into the flowers,
and it works as an nervine (meaning it has a positive effect on the nervous system)
and is a calming medicine. Hops has many medicinal uses: such as for anxiety insomnia and restlessness tension and nervousness attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(also known as ADHD) excitability and hyperactivity in adults and children for stress and irritability menopausal
symptoms (such as hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and low sexual
libido) in women premature ejaculation in men for menstrual cramps to improve
milk flow during breastfeeding for many digestive issues such as gastric
ulcers, IBS, and Crohn’s disease for heartburn and indigestion anorexia (for its appetite stimulating
effects) for arthritis and general joint pain as a diuretic for reduction of
fluid retention It is a mild pain reliever for tension headaches Hops is antiviral and antibacterial for hypertension (also known as high blood pressure) in men The best way to take hops is as a tincture (which is a liquid plant extract) or as a
tea. To learn more about hops and many other enlightening matters pertaining to
herbalism and natural holistic living, visit www.bluerockherbs.com
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