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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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First, decide whether you want male or female hops within the varieties offered.
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Hop Head Farms had been an organic test plot up until 2012, when a new partnership enabled the Steinmans to enter the professional world of hops farming and processing.
Depending on the weather and the harvest, the malt and the hops will be different--a variation you have to account for every year" Meilgaard explains.
Commercially, most hops are grown between the 35th and 55th parallels, but hobbyists can grow them well outside this zone.
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Gorst Valley Hops director and horticulturist James Altwies says the license means more than simply complying with Wisconsin food-processing regulations.
With a processor in place, hops can be commercially grown on as little as one acre," he reported.
Zhou ChangSheng also stated, "The main drawbacks of hops in China are monotone in variety, bitter in aroma, with low-acid content.
In the words of the brewery, "A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing.