herbals hops

RECND283

Hops

Scientific:Humulus lupulus
Other:Hops

Indications

CNS
• over-stimulated nervous system
- anxiety
- restlessness
- tension headaches
• neuralgias
insomnia
• over-excited muscles
• delirium tremens
restless leg syndrome

Reproductive
menstrual cramps
dysmenorrhea
hot flashes
agalactia
• premature ejaculation
endometriosis

Gastrointestinal
• sluggish digestion
• dyspepsia

Immune
• cancer
- breast cancer
- prostate cancer

Actions

bitter
sedative
nervine
• phytoestrogen = 8-prenylnaringenin
carminative
antispasmodic
• anticonvulsant
antibacterial

Constituents

• Alcohols (2-Methyl-2-butanol)
• Volatile oil
• Oleo-resin
• Flavonoids
• Resin
Bitter principle

Posology

• Tincture (1:5 in 60% EtOH): 1-4 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 45% EtOH): 0.5-2 ml tid
• Infusion (dried herb): 0.5 g tid

Safety

Contraindications: Depression.

Pregnancy and lactation: Avoid use as safety has not yet been established.

References

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Barnes J, Anderson LA, Phillipson JD. Herbal Medicines, 3rd ed. London: Pharmaceutical Press, 2007.

Bone K. Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

Bone K. A Clinical Guide to Blending Liquid Herbs: Herbal Formulations for the Individual Patient. St Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone, 2003.

Brinker F. The Toxicology of Botanical Medicines, 3rd ed. Sandy, Oregon: Eclectic Medical Publications, 2000.

Felter HW, Lloyd JU. King's American Dispensatory. 1898. http://www.ibiblio.org/herbmed/eclectic/kings/main.html. Accessed: August 19, 2006.

Hoffman D. Medical Herbalism. Rochester, Vermont: Healing Arts Press, 2003.

Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, England: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988.

Williamson EM, ed. Major Herbs of Ayurveda. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2002

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