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Hops: natural ingredient of Wonderup

Hops: natural ingredient of WonderupHops (Humulus lupulus) is Eurasian climbing that also grows along the streets. Hops are a perennial plant belonging to the group of nettles. Female plants give cone formations, with groups of flowers. Are these cones that are processed for use in beer. The hops give to the beer a bitter and pleasant flavor, refreshing and stimulating quality by increasing the digestion. Help to clarify the beer, and to keep it. The parts used are the female flowers.

He was elected as Wonderup ingredient because it contains flavonoids, phytoestrogens, whose action contributes to improve the natural development of the breast.

Other characteristics and properties of Hops

Hops is a plant common in Europe and is cultivated in the regions brewers as it is at the base of aromatization of this bitter drink. Although this plant has not been much used in antiquity for its healing powers, from the twelfth century, is mentioned as a “remedy of melancholia” for its quality aperi-
tif, depurative, laxative and vermifuge, while was specified the veracity of some activities traditionally conferred, especially sedative and relaxing action.

These functions are amply justified considering the amino acid content and the nature of hormone-substances, while as a result of the essential oil content and phyto-hormonal substances, hops is efficient on hair growth by stimulating the metabolic functions of the superficial tissues of the scalp.

The main components of hops are a resin and a volatile oil. In the resin is present umolone, umolinone, and adumolone preumolone, while in the essential oil are B-myrcene, dipentene, Alfacariofilene, farnesene, sesquiterpene Acrylic, sesqui terpene alcohol, ether Folic, Formaldehyde, Metilnonilchetone, Free and esterified acids. They have also been identified flavonoids and anthocyanins, proteins, amides, carbohydrates, fitosterine, cetyl alcohol, para-amino benzoic acid and phytoestrogens.

Hops are most commonly used for its calming effect on the nervous system. Hops are an excellent sedative (used to improve sleep) and in cough syrups. The dried flowers can be sewn into a pillow to help insomnia. It is also worth remembering that:

  • The infusion of hops is recommended for nervous diarrhea, insomnia and agitation
  • Compresses of hops are used for abscesses, burns, cancer and pain
  • The hops with honey is excellent for bronchitis.
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