Hops will cure what ails you (and not just in beer form)

Anonymous
Dec 5, 2012

This month on the Herbal Collections blog, master herbalist Mary Colvin discusses the medicinal powers of the hop plant.

"In the past, Hop has been utilized as a food, as medicine; and beginning in the ninth century, its aromatic and bitter principles were used as a preservative in beer.  Today, it is still used as a preservative and flavoring for beer, but it is more closely studied and highly beneficial as a medicine. The oil and extract have also been used as flavoring in non-alcoholic beverages, baked goods, gelatin, and frozen dairy.  The young shoots are gathered in the Spring and cooked like asparagus before they get too bitter to eat."

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