hops pillow

hops pillow

Herbal medicine
A pillow stuffed with hops (Humulus lupulus), believed by its users to induce sleep, which is attributed to the valeronic acid and active principles in the volatile oil.
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Sedative action has been attributed to a volatile compound in hops, which provides a rational basis for the traditional use of hops-filled pillows to help aid sleep (see "How to Make a Hops Pillow," Page 136).
To make a hops pillow, mix together the following ingredients:
Place the hops pillow under your regular pillow for a good night's sleep.