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Humulus lupulusis a perennial vine in the family Cannabaceae and is native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Hops are used in brewing beer, to flavor food, and as a perfume scent. The main medicinal uses of hops are as a sedative, and for restlessness, anxiety, and excitability.

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Please enjoy this information on hops made available through the generosity of Gaia Trading’s adoption.

Additional ABC Hops Resources

Hops monograph from Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs.

Hops monograph from The Complete German Commission E Monographs—Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.

HerbalGram articles

Hops (Humulus lupulus): A Review of its Historic and Medicinal Uses. 2010; 87:44-57

Hops Profile. 2006; 71:1,4-5

HerbClip reviews

Pharmacological Profile of Hops. HC# 040382-359, August 31, 2008

Estrogen Properties of Hops. HC# 020262-314, October 13, 2006

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Hops Extract. HC# 110132-254, April 15, 2004

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