Common hop (Humulus lupulus) is a plant with many uses, especially in herbal medicine and beer production. Below are the main properties and uses of hops as described in the information provided:
1. **Calms and helps you fall asleep:** Hops are known for their calming properties. This is why it is often used to relieve sleep problems and insomnia. Hops infusion can help you relax and make it easier to fall asleep.
2. **Relieves nervous tension:** Hops can help relieve nervous tension and reduce stress. This is especially useful during times when we feel tense and anxious.
3. **Supports digestive processes:** Hops can also help improve digestive processes. It can be used before meals to aid digestion.
The information described says that the product contains 100% hop cones. Hop cones are a rich source of various active substances, such as bitter acids (humulone, lupulone), terpenes, chalcones, flavonoids and catechins, which are responsible for its medicinal and flavor properties.
Hop infusion can be prepared by pouring 1-2 tablespoons of hops with a glass of boiling water, covering and leaving for about 15 minutes, then strain. It is recommended to consume 2-3 times a day before meals to stimulate digestion, or once a day before bed to help with falling asleep.
Hops should be stored out of the reach of children, in a dry and cool place and protected from direct sunlight. Maintaining appropriate storage conditions helps maintain product quality.
Hops are not recommended for use during pregnancy and lactation. People during these periods should consult a doctor before taking any form of hops supplement.