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Hops Flowers Tincture 2oz
Herbal Tincture Extracted from: Dried Flower
Also known as: Humulus lupulus.
Instructions: Use 6-12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue, or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily. Shake well. Store in cool, dark place. Keep out of reach of children.
The Healing Properties Of Hops Flowers
Hops flowers have a calming effect on the body and has been used to relieve insomnia and anxiety when nervous tension has taken its toll. Hops has been used for many many years in TCM for digestive problems, various types of intestinal or bowel problems. The many conditions it treats include nervous or irritable coughs, irritable bowel syndrome, excitability, sleep disorders, restlessness, hyperactivity, hysteria, fits, delerium tremens, toothache, earaches, painful or absent menstruation, and externally used to treat crural ulcers. Hop’s chemicals have anti-infective activity and anti-cancer properties, which are important to the immune system. Hops has been used in traditional chinese medicine (TCM) for the treatment of numerous forms of leprosy, pulmonary tuberculosis and acute bacterial dysentery. One of the active components of Hops herbal extract demonstrates antiviral effects against cytomegalovirus, HIV, and herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2. As a tonic for the liver, Hops are thought to increase the flow of bile, and the herb was used historically for liver afflictions, such as jaundice. Hops are used as a diuretic and believed to relieve water retention and excess uric acid, which can lead to gout. For women who suffer from serious menstrual discomfort, Hops Flower extracts may offer relief.
Finding Calm In Times Of Stress:
Hops flowers are traditionally used as a main ingredient in beer and have naturally occurring sedative properties. Hops are useful as a sleep inducer, and has become popular among people troubled with sleep disorders or insomnia. Its sedative effects are particulary useful when this tension leads to restlessness and headache. It has also been found to be effective for nervous exhaustion or tension and nerve pain. Hops are sometimes combined with Valerian to make a powerful supplement that can help you to relax, sleep more soundly and alleviate mental conditions, helping to promote a feeling of calm and peace during times of stress.
Hops Assists Digestive Problems
As a further demonstration of soothing the body, Hops tinctures are excellent for the digestive system, calming the smooth muscle and easing muscle spasms (supporting the herb’s historical use to treat cramps and menstrual pain). The bitter principle in Hops flowers are considered a fine stomachic and tonic that stimulates gastric juice secretion, which promotes good digestion, relieves and expels flatulence, eases colic, nervous stomach, intestinal cramps, indigestion and nervous intestinal complaints. When Hops flower extracts are sometimes combined with Plantain and Chamomile, the herbal combination has even been known to help treat IBS naturally. Hops are also beneficial for loss of appetite, and may be helpful for those who are recovering from illness. Hops is considered to be a relaxant for the gastric nerves and have shown to have a relaxing influence on the liver and gall duct and a laxative effect on the bowels.
High In Antioxidants
The concentration of antioxidants found in Hops flowers has been found to be as beneficial as that found in red wine. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hops may inhibit the formation and growth of tumors. Researchers have studied the effects of the extract of Hops flower and found evidence that suggests the flavonoids found in the herb may cut the risk for breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer. These flavonoids neutralize free radicals in the body, which can promote early aging signs. A ten-year study found that the strong antioxidant effects of the polyphenols, may help to reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease.
Hops Helps With Bloating
Hops acts as a diuretic, and therefore may decrease bloating and water retention, which corresponds with weight loss. It can also aid in digestion by increasing stomach secretions. However, Hops flower extracts also increase the appetite, so if decreasing the intake of food is the goal, this herb may not be right for those who are trying to lose weight naturally.
Hops are believed to have estrogenic activity, and laboratory studies have indicated it is helpful in treating symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, sleep disorders and other problems related to lack of estrogen production in women. And studies claim it is useful in treating dysmenorrhoea and amenorrhoea with an anti-oxytocic property.
Some experts claim that Hops flowers have a potent effect on neuralgic and rheumatic pains, by inhibiting inflammation. Hops have anti-spasmodic properties that can be helpful for muscular irritability and twitching, by inducing a calming effect. This appears to be helpful for those who suffer from nerve pain, and early clinical research suggest that it reduces symptoms of rheumatic diseases, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint stiffness in fibromyalgia. Another finding was that Hops flowers may help to fight bone loss, and even prevent reverse the process.
Herbal Tinctures Dosage Directions:
Tinctures are usually taken 1 dropperFULL 2-3 times per day. You can mix the dropper in water or juice if you find the taste is too strong for you, although I prefer to take mine 'straight'. If you are using multiple tinctures together in your protocol then you can mix the dosages into a 'shot-glass' to take if you wish.
Herbal Capsules Dosage Directions:
Capsules are usually taken 2 capsules 2-3 times per day, usually chased with water or juice to help them go down smoothly.
Herbal Teas Dosage Directions:
Heal All Tea is a perfect way to bring the healing power of herbs into your body throughout the day. Plus, making and drinking tea is always a beautiful way to have a special ceremonial time just for you and your wellness. The Heal All Tea is also often used very effectively as a mouthwash and also for douches and enemas.
- Internal: 1 to 3 cups, 2 to 4 times a day.
- Acute: 4 cups per day.
- Chronic: to 1 cup, 3 times a day.
- Douches: 1 cupful, 1 to 2 times a day.
- Enemas: 1 cupful, 1 to 2 times a day.
- Mouthwash: Hold and gargle, one cupful per day.
Caution during pregnancy, especially early pregnancy (first 5 months).
This tea is truly a Heal-All. Use as a douche, enema (colorectal issues), and as a mouthwash for mouth & throat cancers, abscesses, etc Internally a great daily detox tea. Much more powerful than Essiac Tea You may also use this tea as a poultice or fomentation.
GI Broom Dosage Directions:
Powder Form: Mix 1 rounded teaspoon of The GI Broom in 8-12 oz. of fresh pressed (if possible) grape or apple juice, 1 time daily (either in the mid-morning or before bedtime). Follow immediately with 10-13 oz. of water. If you can't juice, 100% organic fruit juice (preferably in a glass container) is suitable.
Capsule Form: Take 6 capsules with 10 oz of water once (acute) or twice (chronic) per day as directed by your healthcare practitioner. Be sure to stay hydrated with water or fruit juice. Constipation or dehydration is not wanted! Be sure to adjust bowel formulas so you are moving 3 times per day.
Note: Don't consume with supplements, foods or herbal formulas. Take at least two hours after meals and supplementation. For best results consume during periods of juice or fruit fasting.