Herb of the Day: Hops

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well!  Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation.  Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to bring about a good night rest.

Most commonly known as the ingredient used to flavor beer, hops is one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world as well!  Most likely Great-Grandma knew about the benefits of hops for relaxation.  Perhaps she even slept with a pillow that had hops and other herbs to bring about a good night rest.  The hops plant is a beautiful climbing plant and it is the leaves around the flower (known as strobiles) which are used medicinally. This is an extremely bitter herb which is typically mixed with other herbs and used as a tea, extract, tincture, capsule, poultice, or even in a bath.  Hops have a wide number of applications to benefit the body.

Traditional Uses

  • Sleep
  • Delirium
  • Sedative
  • Nerve Tonic
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Digestion
  • Pain Reliever
  • Boost Breast Milk Production
  • Anxiety
  • Tuberculosis

The Plant

Known by the scientific name Humulus lupulus hops are native in Europe, Asia, and North America, but are now successfully cultivated worldwide.  This beautiful plant is unique in that the flowers are actually the female part of the plant.  Plants can be grown from a rhizome (cutting) off another plant and then well watered and supported with something for the vine to climb.  They thrive in soil that has been mixed with rich manure, compost, or other organic fertilizer.    Hops are ready to harvest when they are dry and have a strong scent.

TriLight Health and Hops

Hops is found in our Contract Ease, Peace Treaty, Hops Extract

Peace Treaty was an original Cherokee Heritage formula, created by Lyle's mentor, the late 7th Generation Cherokee Herbalist D. Walt Burchett, or "Medicine Bear." This wonderfully soothing combination of herbs has been used to naturally support the central nervous system, body and mind relaxation, and sound sleep. Children with ADD or ADHD have responded favorably to this formula also.Peace Treaty was an original Cherokee Heritage formula, created by Lyle’s mentor, the late 7th Generation Cherokee Herbalist D. Walt Burchett, or “Medicine Bear.” This wonderfully soothing combination of herbs has been used to naturally support the central nervous system, body and mind relaxation, and sound sleep. Children with ADD or ADHD have responded favorably to this formula also.

Contract Ease is used for Afterbirth pains.

 

Micah says “ I delivered baby number six last week. Pains after birth have been tough with the last several babies so I was thrilled when I found Contract Ease. I used this product, according to the directions, for about 3 days and experienced significant relief from the pain. I highly recommend this product to any woman after childbirth.”Micah says “ I delivered baby number six last week. Pains after birth have been tough with the last several babies so I was thrilled when I found Contract Ease. I used this product, according to the directions, for about 3 days and experienced significant relief from the pain. I highly recommend this product to any woman after childbirth.”

 

Will you look at your next beer a little differently now?  Have you ever used hops medicinally?

Hops should be avoided in large doses by those suffering from depression.  
Note: TriLight Health employees are not licensed practitioners and cannot prescribe which products you should use. Our comments are educational. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please see our pregnancy safe section. As with all our formulas, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using products with any other medications. Our statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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