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Hops
BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION
Family :
Cannabinaceae (Former: Urticaceae)
Genus :
Humulus
Species :
lupulus
COMMON NAMES
Hops
USES
Flavors, Bitters, and Preserves Beer; Promotes Appetite and Sleep; Reduces Anxiety; Recently research has looked at anti-cancer and anti-viral effects.
DESCRIPTION
Hops is a sturdy climbing perennial vine with dark green, sharply-toothed leaves. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. Male flowers are in loose bunches, 3 to 5 inches long while female flowers grow in leafy yellow-green cone-shaped "hops".
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