The bitter taste of hops, well known to beer drinkers, largely accounts for this herb’s ability to strengthen and stimulate digestion. Hops are also a sedative and valuable remedy for sleeplessness and excitability. 

Key Actions of Hops:

  • Sedative
  • Antispasmodic
  • Soporific

The bitter principles as a whole stimulate the digestive system, increasing gastric secretions.

The herb is used mostly for it’s sedative effect. A sachet placed inside a bed pillow releases an aroma that calms the mind.

Blended with other herbs, hops are great for lessening stress, anxiety, tension, and headaches. 

Hops are also useful for relaxing spasms. 

My “Sleep Like a Rock” tincture contains Hops and Valerian Root.