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Hops Leaf Benefits

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Hops leaf benefitsHops leaf is edible but you need to get them tender and young. Hops are clusters of flowers that are used for stabilizing and flavoring beers. Hops is a climber and leaves of hops plant can be found intertwined with bushes and shrubs. The young tendrils and leaves of the hop plant can be used for flavoring dishes. However, if the plant is mature, the leaves harden and can even be abrasive. Let us learn about some hops leaf benefits…


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Medicinal Uses of Hops Leaf


  • It is used in herbal medicine for treating insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety.

  • The plant is known to help in menstrual difficulties since ancient Greek and Roman history.

  • They are good for pain relief.

  • The leaves are effective against intestinal parasites.

  • Leaf extract can be used for treating boils, kidney stones, cystitis, fever, fits, jaundice, inflammation, and a myriad of other illnesses.

  • Hops leaf tea can do wonders to calm you mind and body.


 


Culinary Uses of Hops Leaf


Hops leaf benefits are not restricted to herbal medicines. Hops are used for flavoring beer and hops leaf can be added to lemonades and teas for a refreshing taste and effect. Hops leaf contain rutin, and if fresh can be eaten raw in salads. Extracts of the leaves are used in non-alcoholic beverages, candies, baked goods, tobacco, puddings, and frozen dairy desserts.


Hops leaf benefits make it a useful herb to be grown in your kitchen garden so that it is available during when you are making your next cup of tea!


 


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