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Hops (Humulus lupulus) flowers whole - Bulk.
Hops (Humulus lupulus) flower whole - Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
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Make an infusion using 1 heaping teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, covered. Strain. Dose: 1 cup of the infusion (tea) before bed.
Avoid during pregnancy and in cases of depression. Use in conjunction with pharmaceutical sedatives only under the guidance of a qualified health-care professional, as it may exacerbate their effects. Fresh hops plants may cause contact dermatitis and allergic reactions in some individuals, and tiny hairs from the plant can irritate the eyes if they come in contact with them.
The genus name Humulus derives from the Latin humus, "earth," in reference to the manner in which the plant creeps across the ground. The species name lupulus comes from the Latin "lupus", meaning "wolf," in reference to the plant's aggressive growth, which tends to smother other plants around it. The common name Hops comes from the Latin hoppan, "to climb," in reference to the plant being a climbing vine.
The strobiles are not generally considered edible, except as tea and for flavoring waters and beers. The young leaves (before they have opened) and fleshy rhizomes can be eaten, as can the tips of the shoots, which are eaten in spring, like Asparagus.
In ancient times Hops was used, much like its close relative Hemp, to make rope, bedding, cloth, and paper. Some like to smoke Hops for the sedative effect. Hops also can be made into sachets and placed in pillowcases as a sleeping aid and to prevent nightmares. Abraham Lincoln and King George III are both said to have slept with Hops pillows. However, the most well-known use of Hops is in making beer, for which Hops have been used since the Middle Ages; it functions as a preservative and also imparts a bitter flavor. A brown dye can be made from the flowers and leaves. The essential oil is used in perfumery.
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