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hu·mu·lus

(hyū'mū-lŭs),
The dried fruits (strobiles) of Humulus lupulus (family Moraceae), a climbing herb of central and northern Asia, Europe, and North America; an aromatic bitter, mildly sedative, and a diuretic; primarily used in the brewing industry for giving aroma and flavor to beer.
Synonym(s): hops
[Mediev. L.]

hops

(hops) the dried flowers and cones of Humulus lupulus, the hop plant, used for nervousness and insomnia.

hops

a perennial herb cultivated throughout the world.
uses It is used as a flavoring (e.g., beer), mild sedative, diuretic, and weak antibiotic. It is also used to improve appetite and to treat insomnia, hyperactivity, pain, fever, and jaundice. It may be effective against restlessness; there are insufficient reliable data on its efficacy for other indications.
contraindications It should not be used in people who are hypersensitive to this product; who have breast, uterine, or cervical cancers; or who suffer from a depressive condition.

hops

Herbal medicine
A perennial vine that contains amino acids, flavonoids, glycosides (astralagin, quercitrin, rutin) and various other compounds, such as citral, geraniol, humulone, linionine, lupulone, serolidol and bitter resin. Hops are anti-bacterial (due to humulone and lupulone), mildly sedative, and have been used for insomnia, to relax smooth muscle and, in combination with other herbs, to treat irritable bowel syndrome.
 
Toxic effect
Contact dermatitis.

hops,

n Latin name:
Humulus lupulus; part used: whole fruit; uses: analgesic, anthelmintic, digestive, sedative, possible phytoestrogenic effects; precautions: depression, breast, uterine, or cervical cancer.
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Bavarian Spalt Noble hops give the beer a crisp elegance that is not bitter and leaves a smooth aftertaste.
In the beginning I get more noble hops," said Greg Zannella, "and in the finish I get more Mosaic and Simcoe.
Hand-selected Noble hops from the Spalt region of Bavaria give this brew its crisp finish.
Jim Koch travels each year to Bavaria, one of the oldest hop-growing regions, to hand-select the finest Noble hops, which are, considered to be among the best in the world, and prized for their quality and aromatic characteristics.
Brewed with hand crafted care and precision, Samuel Adams Utopias uses traditional brewing ingredients including three types of Noble hops that are among the finest available, Spalt Spalter, Hallertau Mittlefruh and Tettnang Tettnanger, which add a slightly earthy, slightly spicy taste.
Noble hops, but doesn't remind you of anything you've had.
Smells like a saison, but lots of noble hops as well," said taster Ernie Adamo.
Hauke reported that beer is made with malt crafted in Lammsbrau's own malt house from barley locally grown by organic family farms, and hopped with whole flower organic noble hops, grown in Bavaria's Hersbruck region.
Available in late May, IPB is described as "an intenselyhopped, bold Pilsner that emphasizes Hallertau, Tettnang, Spalt and Saaz noble hops.
Noble hops in it, that pilsner nose and taste, but I could drink this all night.
Double Pilsner is filled with rich sweet German Pilsen Malt and spicy Noble Hops," said Amanda Johnson-King of Odell.