Hop flowers are the yellowish-green female flower bracts of a tall vine in the hemp family. The organic hops we offer are suitable for use in brewing beer (classified as strong bittering hops with high alpha acids) as well as a dietary supplement.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 teaspoon of hops flowers. Cover and steep for 10 minutes.
Suggested Uses: A calming herb, hops flowers naturally promote relaxation*. They are used as a tea (particularly before bedtime) to combat restlessness and tenseness. Hops flowers are also used in poultices, sleep pillows, herbal bitters mixtures, and herbal baths. Hops extract is an ingredient in skin-care preparations and is used as a flavoring (in very small amounts) in some prepared foods. * Disclaimer: This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Caution/Safety: The Botanical Safety Handbook* classifies hops as: Class: 2d Some writers advise against use in depression. Per the German Commission E Monograph** for hops, there are no known contraindications, side effects or drug interactions. *Michael McGuffin, ed., American Herbal Products Association's Botanical Safety Handbook, (New York: CRC Press, 1997) **Mark Blumenthal, ed., The Complete German Commission E Monographs, (Austin TX: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998
Hop Flowers, Whole, ORGANIC