Hops Flower Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Humulus lupulus
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowers
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Rich, dry, spicy floral
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary, France, Britain, and Germany
Traditional Use: Hops flowers are most widely known for their role in brewing beer. Medicinally they are known for their sedative actions.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, diuretic, nervine, sedative
Benefits: Cough, headaches, indigestion, insomnia, menstrual cramps, nervous tension, rashes, rough skin, stress-related conditions. To take advantage of the sedative actions of hops it may be added to a sleep or stress blend and diffused into the air.
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, copaiba balsam, nutmeg, pine, spice oils
Of Interest: Hops plants are dioecious, meaning that there have separate male and female plants. The female flower is the one utilized medicinally and for brewing beer.
Safety Data: Avoid in depression. May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).