Hops. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Hops (Humulus lupulus)
The hop is a very common plant in hedges and cold forest in Europe. It is grown for brewing which provides its distinctive aroma and bitter taste.

Properties of Hops
* The cones or female inflorescences are the active part of the plant for its high content of essential oil or volatile sedative and relaxing properties.
* Traditionally, hops has been used as a tonic, stomachic and appetizer, as it stimulates the appetite.
* The Hops is a bitter tonic for use in: anorexia, anorexia, cholecystitis, gastrointestinal spasms. Bacteriostatic.
* - It is known as a sedative, hypnotic mild (anxiety, sleep disturbances, tachycardia, headaches, neuralgia).
* - Useful for tachycardia, headache.
* The hop plant contains hormonal action principle similar to estrogen, so it can be used in women with a lack of them and climacteric disorders.
* - Has anaphrodisiac properties.
* - Good digestive very useful against stomach pains indigestion.
* - In topical acne, dermatophytoses, bone and joint inflammations.

Contraindications Hops
- Pregnancy, lactation, hiperestrogenia.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.

Side Effects of Hops

None known.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- Can produce an estrogenic effect.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
- High doses can cause nausea and dizziness.
- The lupulin be given fresh: during desiccation lost their properties by autoxidation.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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Index of medicinal plants

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