Description. Dried hop cones are used medicinally as a bitter tonic, sedative, hypnotic. The dried fruits are used for poultices and fomentations and are said to reduce painful tumors. Hops contain moisture, resins, volatile oils, tannins, protein, fructose and glucose, pectin, and ash. Hop is reported to be an aphrodisiac, anodyne, antiseptic, diuretic, hypnotic, nervine, sedative, soporific, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, and vermifuge. Researches have shown positive effect of hops on metabolism; they normalize fat and water-salt metabolism. Use. Herbalists recommend taking hop cones preparations for headaches, neurosis, overwork. Hop cones are good for boils, bruises, calculus, cancer, cramps, cough, cystitis, debility, delirium, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fever, fits, hysteria, inflammation, insomnia, jaundice, neuralgia, rheumatism, gastritis and digestion disorders. In many countries they use hops as a sedative, drinking hop tea several times a day to alleviate nervousness. George III is said to have slept on a pillow stuffed with hops to alleviate some symptoms of his porphyria.
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