Hops

Humulus lupulus Traditional sleep inducer

Although more famous as an ingredient in beer, hops has a long history of being used to help treat insomnia and sleep disorders. This herb is also traditionally regarded as helpful in treating anxiety and restlessness, although there is conflicting evidence about its effects on depression. In many cases, hops is taken in combination with other sedative herbs, such as valerian and passionflower. 0 DOS.UiK Infuse up to 1 g dried hops in boiling water and drink 1 cup an hour before bedtime. Dried hops can also be used to make pillows to aid restful sleep in the same way that lavender is sometimes used. To make an herbal sleep pillow, see page 300.

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