Hops Is for More than Giving Beer its Flavour

Image showcasing a healthy hops plant with green cone-shaped flowers.

Image showcasing a healthy hops plant with green cone-shaped flowers.

If you didn’t know, hops give beer its flavor. Brewers have been doing it for thousands of years. It all began in Asia, but it didn’t take long for Eastern Europe to duplicate the formula.

 A hop is a plant that grows green flowers, and the small petals shape the female flower so it looks like a cone. The hops plants are beautiful, but more so when they turn various shades of gold. The petals make the powder sticky and give the extract its color.

 Some people refer to hops as Humulus lupulus (hops extract in skin care). The name sounds like something no one would want in their beer, but as an herbal extract and, as a medicine, the benefits of hops are extremely productive.

Early on, China administered the extract to people with tuberculosis and leprosy, according to researchers at Purdue University. Health care professionals are now finding more ways to help patients feel better.



 The Good Night Recovery Pack includes 50 mg of hops in its formula so you can get a peaceful night’s rest. Fortunately, the hops extract benefits don’t stop there.


 Currently, the extract is used regularly to help individuals fall asleep, plus it’s most useful as a sedative and in reproductive health. In fact, it’s clinically proven to work safely as a tranquilizer. It goes to work on your central nervous system to lower the body temp and locomotor activity or behavioral response so you can rest.


Surprisingly, manufacturers add hops flowers to bed pillows so patients get relief from nervous conditions and it also prevents nightmares. With this in mind, you’re probably wondering what do they recommend as an effective hops dosage for sleep?



 Developers are combining hops to other ingredients to create natural cosmetics, creams, and lotions, mainly because it stops bacteria from growing. It makes the skin feel smooth as a baby’s bottom. They also sprinkle hops in baked goods, candy, and dairy treats.

Although monks are more known for brewing beer in the middle ages, the fact is that hops and cannabis come from the same plant family. Did the monks experiment with the cannabis plant as they did with hops? We will leave that to your imagination.


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