Although you may think of beer and men when you think of this amazing plant, hops herbal tea is actually a great plant for women! From PMS to nervous tension, digestive stress to insomnia, hops herbal tea has an affinity for women that’s made it a popular healing brew for many centuries.
The hops vine is long and swirling, and the flowers resemble vivid green pine cones. Their scent is grounding and sweet, and they make an easy backyard vine to grow yourself in many climates.
Hops Herbal Tea
Wouldn’t you just love to enjoy a tea that King Henry IV banned during his reign? You got it, Henry IV considered hops among many unwholesome plants and had it banned as a weed that he didn’t want in his kingdom. A high estrogen content in hops may pour cold water on an otherwise fired up male libido which is probably why King didn’t want anything to do with it.
Although they have been used since at least the 14th century C.E. to brew beer, there’s like a longer history of the medicinal use of hops that we tap into with each and every sip!
The Healing Properties Of Hops Herbal Tea
PMS & Related Irritability
Hops is a gentle yet effective nervine that calms the nerves and soothes the body. It contains natural estrogen in a sedative blend that makes it perfectly attuned to the special needs of women.
Tension, Anxiety, and Insomnia
Although men suffer from these challenges, hops seems to prefer working with women! A likely reason is the presence of both the estrogen and nervine properties in one synergistic herb – it does its work and knows how to do it properly!
Digestion, Intestinal Cramps, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Nervous Stomach, and Ulcers
Again the women are blessed by hops ability to gently stimulate the entire digestive tract to relieve food, liquid, and gas that may be causing discomfort. Naturally occurring asparagin can reduce fluid retention and get things moving in a better way throughout the entire digestive system.
Hops herbal tea is not the best tasting. Imagine combining bitterness with the smoky flavor that some beers have and you’re close to the hops experience. I’d suggest mixing hops in with another stronger-tasting herbal tea that you love to mask its taste. No matter how pungent the hops herb may be, the healing benefits it offers make it all worthwhile!
If you have any other favorite uses for hops herbal tea, feel free to share them in the comments section below!