HUMULUS LUPULUS

HUMULUS LUPULUS

FAMILY :: CANNABACEAE
HOPS: Hops are hardy vines that can grow to 30′ in length. They grow best in rich, moist soil in full sun. They are diÅ“cious (separate male and female plants) and the vines die down to the ground each fall and resprout in the early spring.

Aside from the well known properties of flavoring and preserving beer, hops are used to induce sleep, ease nervous disorders and improve the appetite. Medicinally, hops are: nervine, tonic, soporific, diuretic, anodyne, antibiotic and sedative. Hops also contain estrogen (don’t tell your beer-guzzling, macho buddies). The information floating around that hops shoots can be grafted onto marijuana roots is bull.