Our Hops Flower Extract
The Healing Properties Of Hops Flowers
Hops flowers have a calming effect on the body and have been used to relieve insomnia and anxiety. Hops has been used for many years in TCM for digestive problems, various types of intestinal or bowel problems. The many conditions it treats include nervous or irritable coughs, irritable bowel syndrome, excitability, sleep disorders, restlessness, hyperactivity, fits, toothache, earaches, painful or absent menstruation. One of the active components of Hops herbal extract demonstrates antiviral effects against cytomegalovirus, HIV, and herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2. As a tonic for the liver, Hops are thought to increase the flow of bile, and the herb was used historically for liver afflictions, such as jaundice. Hops are used as a diuretic and believed to relieve water retention and excess uric acid, which can lead to gout. For women who suffer from serious menstrual discomfort, Hops Flower extracts may offer relief.
Finding Calm In Times of Stress
Hops flowers are traditionally used as a main ingredient in beer and have naturally occurring sedative properties. Hops are useful as a sleep inducer, and has become popular among people troubled with sleep disorders or insomnia. Its sedative effects are particulary useful when this tension leads to restlessness and headache. It has also been found to be effective for nervous exhaustion or tension and nerve pain. Hops are sometimes combined with Valerian to make a powerful supplement that can help you to relax, sleep more soundly and alleviate mental conditions, helping to promote a feeling of calm and peace during times of stress.
Hops assists Digestive Problems
As a further demonstration of soothing the body, Hops tinctures are excellent for the digestive system, calming the smooth muscle and easing muscle spasms (supporting the herb’s historical use to treat cramps and menstrual pain). The bitter principle in Hops flowers are considered a fine stomachic and tonic that stimulates gastric juice secretion, which promotes good digestion, relieves and expels flatulence, eases colic, nervous stomach, intestinal cramps, indigestion and nervous intestinal complaints. When Hops flower extracts are sometimes combined with Plantain and Chamomile, the herbal combination has even been known to help treat IBS naturally. Hops are also beneficial for loss of appetite, and may be helpful for those who are recovering from illness. Hops is considered to be a relaxant for the gastric nerves and have shown to have a relaxing influence on the liver and gall duct and a laxative effect on the bowels.
High In Antioxidants
The concentration of antioxidants found in Hops flowers has been found to be as beneficial as that found in red wine. These flavonoids neutralize free radicals in the body, which can promote early aging signs.
Hops Helps With Bloating
Hops acts as a diuretic, and therefore may decrease bloating and water retention, which can help with weight loss. It can also aid in digestion by increasing stomach secretions. However, Hops flower extracts also increase the appetite, so if decreasing the intake of food is the goal, this herb may not be right for those who are trying to lose weight naturally.
Hops are believed to have estrogenic activity, and laboratory studies have indicated it is helpful in treating symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, sleep disorders and other problems related to lack of estrogen production in women. Some experts claim that Hops flowers have a potent effect on neuralgic and rheumatic pains, by inhibiting inflammation. Hops have antispasmodic properties that can be helpful for muscular irritability and twitching, by inducing a calming effect.Hops flowers may help to fight bone loss, and even prevent reverse the process.