Insomnia Cure Hops
(Humulus Lupulus) are fruit (or Strobiles) is a member of the Cannabis family native to Europe, Asia and North America. Hops are widely grown in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and are a main ingredient in the flavoring of beer. They are also commonly cultivated in Germany.
It is commonly paired with Chamomile, Lavender or Valerian Root but also holds it's own as a relaxing natural sedative.
Hops For Better Sleep
The dried strobiles, from which a tea can be made, are commonly available, as are tinctures, capsules and tablets. A very effective herbal sachet can be made incorporating Hops and an ingredient. To make one, use the same steps as used to construct the Lavender sachet but use the following as stuffing instead:
Sprinkle a few drops of Lavender essential oil into the mixture before sewing it up for a wonderful aromatic sleepy time sachet. Place the sachet under your pillow for a night of soothing aromas.
Generally, no side effects or adverse drug interactions from the use of Hops are reported, although some individuals have experienced a rare allergic reaction or contract dermatitis from the pollen crystals in the fruits (similar to the allergic reaction to Lavender as covered in the Lavender section).
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