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Fall Favorites: Organic Hops Flowers

Fall Favorites: Organic Hops Flowers

 

Here in the Willamette Valley, leaves are beginning their autumnal descent from the lofty tops of trees, destined for the inward journey of the composting process. Fall color abounds, and the height of summer seems long ago. Organic Hops Flowers are another useful member of the Cannabaceae plant family, and one of our favorite calming herbs for this time of year.

Hops are most famous today as a prominent ingredient in beer. In fact, the first documented use of hops in beer is from the 9th century. Before this period, a wide variety of bitter herbs and flowers, including Dandelion root, Burdock root, Horehound, Mugwort and Heather flowers, were used as bittering agents in the brewing process. Hops eventually separated themselves from the pack due to their flavor balancing the sweetness of the malt with bitterness and contributing a variety of desirable aromas. Hops flowers have an even longer history of usage in herbal medicine as a powerfully sedating herb. Hops have traditionally been used in a way similar to Valerian root. A steaming infusion of Hops flowers is a great beverage right before bedtime, and may even remind you a bit of your favorite hoppy beer! 

 

Our Favorite Recipes with Hops!

Herbal Home Brews

Hops Finishing Salt

Hop Rock Candy

Hop Limeade Shave Ice

Calming Hops Tea Blend

Hops and Spice Tea Blend

Hoppy Ginger Brew

Video: Susun Weed - Hops Medicine

 

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Fall Favorites: Organic Hops Flowers

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Written by Our Products on November 20, 2015

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