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Humulus lupulus - Hops

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Hops

Humulus lupulus is a perennial climber growing to 6m at a medium rate. and it is native to much of Europe, including Britain, and West asia.

Uses

Gastric problems, Cramps, Boils, Bruises, Stones in gallbladder, Urinary tract infection, Cystitis, Delirium, Dyspepsia

Parts Used

Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

The volatile oils of hops have been associated with the promotion of sleep and with anti-microbial properties in vitro. The bitter acids may possess anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activity and the flavonoids may also have anti-proliferative properties[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Common Hop


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple heart-shaped heart-shaped leaves on a fibrous stalk with finely toothed edges

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 3 to 5 inches Yellow 5 The male and female flowers spring from the axils of the leaves on separate plants

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
oblong shape 1 1/4 -2 inches The fruit of the female plant is called strobiles and resemble small pine cones yellowish-green bracts many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Germination is fairly quick. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and plant out in the summer or following spring. Division in spring as new growth begins. Very easy, you can plant the divisions straight out into their permanent positions if required [3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Hedgerows, Woodlands, Waste ground.

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