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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Hops are a distant relative of stinging nettles and cannabis. The main internal indications for Humulus are sleeplessness from worry and anxiety, nervous gastropathies. Phytoestrogens have an anti-androgen effect in men to reduce sexual overexcitement (i.e. premature ejaculation). Can be used for restlessness associated with nervous tension and headache and/or indigestion. Great for restful sleep and restless leg syndrome.
Analgesic, Antianxiety, Antibiotic, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, Hypnotic, Nervine, Sedative, Antispasmodic, Narcotic
Valerian, Jamaican Dogwood, Skullcap
Infusion: 1 tsp/ cup, 1 cup TID. Powder: 0.5 � 1.0 g/ day. Tincture (1:5, 60%), 2-3 ml TID, weekly max = 40ml. Hop pillow for insomnia (effective for some and for others will produce nausea and headache).