The most common use of hops is in beer but it also has healing properties due to it’s relationship to cannabis and the terpenes it gives off. Hops are valuable and that is probably how beer became so coveted in modern society. Like cannabis we use the flower for healing.
Scientific Name: Humulus lupulus [aka: beer bud]
Magickal Stats: Elementally air, ruled by the moon
Parts Used: flower
Improves Function Of:
- Appetite & Digestion
Aides In Relieving Symptoms Of:
- Nervous agitation, restlessness, anxiety & hysteria
- Nervous stomach & irritable bladder
- Wet Dreams, premature ejaculation
- Decreases abnormally high male libido, priapism
Assists Spiritually With:
- prophetic dreaming
- ease the ill into tranquil sleep
How Does It Work?
One of the four oils found in hops is myrcene, a terpene that can help calm nervous anxiety and also relieve sleepless nights. It also has antibacterial properties that can be very effective when used topically.
What Do I Do With It?
The first thing that we can do is drink a beer. If you’re allergic to alcohol like I am you might prefer cannabis or a tincture. Find or make a topical balm or lotion for antibacterial healing. Put in an the sickroom under a pillow to deliver ease in sleep for the ill. Also put in a satchet under the pillow to induce prophetic dreaming.