Hops (Wolf Plant)

Humulus Lupulus

From the Cannabaceae family, Hops contain a golden yellow resin called Lupulin, similar to Cannabis containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  Lupulin consists of volatile oils humulene, myrecene, caryophylline and farnescene and bitter principles. Hops also contains alfa and beta acids and estrogenic phytosterols. 

Hops are bitter and have a sedative effect.  The enteric nervous system in our gut is soothed, and nourished by Hops.  Excellent for anxiety, taken before going to bed it enables sound sleep while facilitating and nourishing liver function.  Hops can be used effectively for numerous digestive issues, including overacidity, indigestion, gas, and bloating, as well as for irritation of the bladder and urinary incontinence.

Its phytoestrogenic properties make it an ally for menopausal women.  Alleviating hot flashes, anxiety and other symptoms.  

The extract or the resin can be used topically as an antibacterial.

 

 

Lata Chettri-Kennedy