Health benefits of hops
Hops extract is derived from the flowers of the humulus lupulus plant. Although it’s most famous for being used to brew beer, hops is also a valuable herbal remedy that offers a number of health benefits including:
- Provides calming effects – Hops has been used traditionally* for its sedative action to help calm the nerves. This medicinal use is believed to be inspired by the observation of sleepiness in European hops‐pickers.1
- Relieves sleeplessness and insomnia – Hops appears to have a sleep‐promoting action and may be beneficial during times of sleeping difficulty.
- Relieves mild anxiety – Hops may help to reduce the effects of restlessness and mild anxiety, a common cause of sleeping problems.
- Aids digestive processes – Hops has been used traditionally* as an ‘aromatic bitter’ to assist digestion and support a healthy appetite.
Who might benefit from a hops supplement?
Due to its relaxing and sleep promoting effects, hops may benefit men and women who are experiencing sleeplessness or insomnia, and are in need of a good night’s sleep. It may also help those who are going through a period of mild anxiety. Look for products in the Nature’s Own range that contain hops in combination with other relaxing and sleep‐promoting herbs.
*In Traditional Western Herbal Medicine
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Published February 26, 2015
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