CW Apothecary is one of the leading suppliers of Hops. Hops are the female flowers with papery, cone-like flower heads of a climbing plant that is related to cannabis, or Hemp and has a bitter yet pleasant taste. Hops is most widely used in making beer, tisanes and teas. Hops are also added to herb pillows and it is said that it promotes relaxation.ombination with other herbs and spices to make teas, infusions, tinctures, soaps, and has a mild scent, apple like flavor, and best known as a relaxing tea.
Hops Bitter principles, Flavonoids, Estrogenic substances, Asparagin, Polyphenolic tannins, Volatile oil. Infuse hops in water or tincture in alcohol for use in hair and skin care products.
Benefits: Hops is a plant. The dried, flowering part of the plant is used to make medicine. Hops is used for anxiety, inability to sleep (insomnia) and other sleep disorders, restlessness, tension, excitability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness, and irritability.
Suggested Uses: Hops is a plant with multiple properties: sedative and hypnotic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and chemopreventive. Hops is a valuable alternative or natural remedy to support the classical pharmacological therapy due to its important activities on the nervous system and anti-inflammatory properties. Hops treat IBS and irretable bladder by reducing the spasms of the bladder and bowel.
Harvesting: Time of harvest varies on climate. Only the female seed cones are harvested and used in brewing, anf both the pollinated amd unpollinated hope flowers are harvested.
Recipes: Combine with green or black tea or other herbs for a custom tea blend. Valerian and hop infusion. Add 1 quart of water to 1 heaping tablespoon of hops, and 1 tablespoon of chopped valerian root and raw honey. Bring water to a boil, add the herbs, cover, turn the heat down and let steep for 5 min, then turn heat off. Keep covered and let steep for 45 min. Add your honey. Drink 1 cup before bed.
Warnings: You should not use hops if you suffer from depression.
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