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Are You Nervous About Hops? Well Don't Be!

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

Whether you're young or old, rich or poor, everyone experiences insomnia at one time or another. Why use over the counter sedatives when there is a safe alternative? So insomniacs, us herbalists have the answer - Hops. Hops or (Humulus lupulus) is commonly paired with chamomile, valerian, or lavender but easily holds its own as a natural relaxing sedative. The dried strobiles, can be made into teas, tinctures, capsules, and tablets. I prefer the tea as is takes effect much quicker.

 Hops is considered by herbalists to be one of the most calming and relaxing herbs known to mankind. Of course there is an array of relaxing herbs out there, but hops is proven to be one of the safest and most effective. I like to use hops internally for insomnia, nervous tension, anxiety and for those with irritable bowel syndrome. Hops is bitter, but tolerable; besides, your going to see results quickly.

Externally, hops works wonders on eczema, herpes and ulcers. A pillow stuffed with hops is said to be relaxing, and will calm nervous conditions as well. I like using it in the bath for total relaxation for myself and my kids. Try Ready To Relax to help relieve stress and tension.

 I have to admit thought, this vine is spectacular just growing. Just its presence relaxes me. I could not live with out all my hops vines. I wouldn't trade my other herbs for it - I just couldn't live without it! Everyone should should grow hops in their yard.

If your looking for fresh dried hops you can find it here in my Local Harvest Store.

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Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, M. H., Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, M.H.

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Thank you and it is timely for me. I have a terrible time sleeping. Love your website too and will be ordering some of your face cream. The gardener cream looks good too.

Posted by Anna/Flowergardengirl on June 18, 2009 at 10:14 AM PDT #

Hi Jessica:

I did not know that ! Great info for about ALZHEIMER ? MY dad got it ..Can I give him some HOPS??

I heard some news that HOPS is not for men ERRR..I mean it has counter erectile effects..Is that trye?Too much beer with hops extracts were traced in men with erectile problems...Just wanted to ask if thuis is correct?
I like your blog and thanks for the reply last time!

Do you get contacts from twitter for bus..and any advice from your experience how best to market oneself? Like I only blog and word of mouth and I will be fascilitating a can I best use twitter?


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Posted by Tony on June 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM PDT #

Thanks for your comments.

In some studies beer or hops has shown to help with those with Alzheimer's disease. I would suggest you research.

Men can safely use hops for insomnia but as with all herbal nervines and seditavies, I wouldn't recommend long term daily use.

I find Twitter to be a valuable tool for
marketing as well as a source for communication and learning. Good luck on your endeavors.

Jessica Morgan

Posted by Jessica - Morgan Botanicals on June 19, 2009 at 02:24 PM PDT #

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