Calming sedative used for digestion, nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, colitis, inflammation and more.
Hops has several properties that make it a useful remedy for in nervous disorders or digestive complaints. The strobiles are sedative and calming and help to relieve pain. They are useful in insomnia, muscle tension, and general restlessness. The herb is also a bitter tonic and will help relieve indigestion and nervous stomach intense situations. Hops are also astringent and antiseptic and can be helpful in colitis, where it will not only help tone tissues and reduce inflammation, but also aid in relaxation.
Externally, the strobiles can be used as a poultice that will have an antibiotic effect on skin ulcers or abcesses or poorly healing sores. Hops has also been used to stuff "dream pillows" used to treat insomnia where the strong aromatic scent is said to induce sleep.
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