Hops | Incredible Edible Todmorden | Herbs


hopsHumulus lupulus

Hops relax and aid sleep, as a tea or in a pillow, though they can accentuate depression. Their ‘bitter’ quality stimulates the appetite and helps nervous stomach disorders. Their anti-spasmodic action helps in the treatment of colitis, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

The Ancient Romans said that hops grew wild like wolves: hence the name lupulus, still preserved in the Italian name for hops, lupulo.