Best known for its use in the manufacture of beer, hops also have interesting properties against insomnia, menstrual discomfort and disorders of menopause. Properties of the plant houblonLes houblonEn pratiqueLa houblonLe hop plant is a perennial creeping hedges and forests (Humulus lupulus Cannabaceae of the family). The parts used are female inflorescences also called cones. Yellow, these cones provide an aromatic and bitter. The properties of houblonLe hop is a plant that possesses a sedative and hypnotic activity. Its effectiveness against nervous disorders in adults and children is recognized. Such sedative properties have also been observed on the nervous behavior of workers in the brewery. Hops are used against insomnia, often in combination with other herbs such as valerian. He is credited also bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties of which are due to its bitter principles. .
The compounds responsible for the bitter taste of hops are mainly lupulone and humulone. Beware of excess, because these two compounds may be toxic. But there is no risk with the preparations available on the marche.Et finally hops possesses estrogenic activity, it confers a interest against the rules of pain and disorders of menopause. However, the effectiveness phyto-estrogens has not been fully demonstrated scientifically.