Humulus lupulus A Review of its Historic and Medicinal Uses
The value of hops in the beer-making process has been undisputed for centuries; the plant's medicinal uses, on the other hand, are less widely known and have many facets. A brief overview of hops and its uses outside beer production are provided below.
Hop or hops (Humulus lupulus) is a climbing vine belonging to the genus Humulus in the family Cannabaceae, order Urticacales. Older taxonomists included the genera Humulus in the mulberry family (Moraceae).