This product contains crushed, dried hops flowers. These flowers are highly aromatic with the characteristic hops smell.
Humulus Lupulus, or hops, is a perennial vine related to hemp that extends fifteen to thirty feet. Where both plants are legal, hops can actually be grafted onto hemp. Like hemp, hops has separate male and female plants. The flowers of the female plants are a well-known ingredient in beer, serving to add a bitter taste that balances out the sweetness of the malt. It has been cultivated since 736 in what is present-day Germany. In addition to being used in beer, hops is also valuable in herbal medicine. It contains volatile oils that reportedly have sedative and soporific effects. It can be taken as an infusion or smoked. Hops is said to be beneficial in improving appetite and digestion. Its sedative effects are employed for inducing sleep at bedtime and helping reduce alcohol cravings. It is also said to cleanse the blood and assist liver functions.