Family Name: Cannabidaceae
Botanical Name(s): Humulus lupulus
Popular Name(s): Humulus, Common Hop, Hops
Parts Used: Fruits
Habitat: A climbing plant native to Europe, Asia and North
Description: The plant is a twining climber with bristly stems
and coarsely toothed leaves. Tiny green male flowers are produced in
branched clusters and larger female flowers appear in hops "strobili"
beneath soft, pale green, aromatic bracts.
Uses: It is used internally for nervous tension, insomnia,
anxiety, irritability, nervous digestion (including irritable bowel
syndrome) and premature ejaculation. Hops helps to promote sleep and
decrease the desire for alcohol. Used externally for skin infections,
eczema, herpes and leg ulcers.