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Hops to Help Restful Sleep

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When asked, most people would probably know the most common use of Hops as being used to make beer. Which is true! But Hops have a much longer and perhaps less known history in medicine as well as in the leisure industry! Hops are harvested from a climbing vine, grown in northern Europe since the ninth century. Germany is the largest producer. The main harvest is for a part of the plant called a strobile, which is a cone-like flower structure. Only female strobiles are harvested for medicinal use. Hops have been used medicinally most commonly to treat mild anxiety and to help promote more restful sleep. This can be achieved through the heated aroma, or through ingestion of the ingredient in capsule form. A substance called lupulin was isolated from hops in 1813, and anecdotal reports claimed that it was the lupulin that was responsible for sleep inducement

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