Hops are used to relax the nervous system and improve sleep quality. The strobiles (cone-like flowers) can be made as a tea, yet it has prominent bitter notes, so you may like to add honey, or blend with other calming herbs like chamomile and licorice. The bitter notes have a stimulating effect on the digestive system, supporting regular bowel motions. Hops has a pungent scent and is full of volatile oils, so you may like to use it in a stocking under a pillow to enjoy the scent as you relax into a deeper sleep.
Humulus lupulus shows an improvement in sleep duration in vivo studies, via action on the GABA receptors. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that induces sleep.
Directions Infuse 1 teaspoon of your herbal tea in freshly boiled water for 5 minutes or longer. Drink 1 to 3 cups daily.
Ingredients 100% New Zealand Grown Hops* (Humulus lupulus). *Organic.
All dried herbs are wild crafted or sourced organically when available. Non organic herbs may be used when organic herbs are unavailable.
Please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking this herbal tea if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medication. Keep out of reach of children.