Profile: Humulus lupulus grows across Europe, western Asia, and North America. Hops are its flower cones. Hops blooms have a bittersweet scent. Many microbrews feature distinct varietals for their unique flavor qualities. Hops have been utilized in Western herbalism for centuries. Hops flower infusions and tinctures are nervines. Dream pillows and cosmetics might contain the flowers.
Hops are green cones around the hop plant's female flower. Hops include golden granules that form a greenish-yellow to orange-yellow powder. Hops have been used to flavor beer since 10,000 B.C. in Asia, whence it moved to Eastern Europe. Hops and beer have entwined legends. Sumerian goddess Ninkasi was the gods' brewer. Hops grew "wild among the willows, like wolves among sheep," ergo Lupulus.
In 1079, Abbess Hildegarde of St. Ruprechtsberg said, "Hops are used to brew oat beer." They've also been used to promote sleep and lower libido. Hops are related to stinging nettles and cannabis, so this isn't surprising. Monks brewed most of the beer in the Middle Ages, therefore monastic literature is full of references to hops and hops gardens. In 15th-century Germany, monks prescribed hops tea to chaste young men. Hops are Cannabaceae.
* Hops promotes relaxation and sleep.
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