Hops is best known as the preservative and flavor used to make beer. However, hops can also be used by herbalists for centuries for nervous tension and the nervous system, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness/insomnia, kidney problems, urinary tract, digestion, constipation, pain, appetite, headaches and migraines and menstruation problems. Hops acts as a natural sedative to calm the nerves and help reduce stress and anxiety. Hops also promotes a good night's rest by counter-acting the effects of sleeplessness and insomnia.
Hops is rich in vitamin C and B-complex, and also contains various minerals. The natural antibacterial and antibacterial properties found in hops is beneficial in promoting healthy kidney functions, supporting urinary tract infections and painful urination.
Hops is beneficial as a digestive aid, stimulating the production of digestive fluids. Hops has been known to help stimulate the appetite and support constipation and painful menstruation and headaches.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 2-4 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and natural sweetener to taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 5 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea itself. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Hops is not recommended for those who suffer from depression.
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