Botanical Name:

Humulus lupulus

Common Name(s):

Humulus, Hops


Native to North America and Europe

Parts Used:

Flowers (strobiles)

Key Actions:

  • Bitter
  • Tonic
  • Estrogenic
  • Sedative
  • Appetite Stimulant

Traditional Uses:

  • Nervous stomach
  • Bowel distress
  • Sluggish digestion
  • Calming hyperactivity
  • Hot flashes
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Anorexia
  • Increase urine flow


Do not use if suffering from depression or if you are pregnant. Hops can affect the menstrual cycle and can cause drowsiness in some people. Some herb/drug interactions can occur - please consult a medical professional before consuming hops.


Disclaimer: This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease. Information is provided for educational purposes only, it is not to be used as medical advice. Use this herb at your own risk. We are not responsible for dosage mistakes, misuse, or adverse reactions. Each person reacts differently to each plant and you should always exercise caution when taking herbs and herbal products. Always consult a medical professional before taking/using any herb or herbal product.

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