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Humulus lupulus syn. Lupulus humulus
Key Uses:Burning in the urethraDelirium associated with drunkennessGreasy, clammy, profuse perspirationHangovers with nausea, dizziness, and headachesOverexcitabilityRheumatic painsTwitching, nervous tremors
Origin : Native to Europe and Asia.
Background : Hops have been cultivated in Europe since at least the 11th century to make beer. Medicinally, hops are used mainly as a sedative, often sewn into a bed pillow to aid sleep at night.
Preparation : The fresh hops are finely chopped and macerated in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Appropriately enough for a remedy based on a plant used to make beer, Lupulus is often used to treat hangovers or the aftereffects of drinking alcohol, such as nausea, dizziness, and headaches. It may also be given for nervous twitches or delirium associated with drunkenness.
Muscles affected by twitching, nervous tremors may also be treated by Lupulus, as may rheumatic pains that shift from place to place, mainly in the shoulders, arms, and hands. There may be a sensation of churning in the stomach, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Burning in the urethra when urinating and overexcitability are further possible symptoms, as is greasy, clammy, profuse perspiration.
Symptoms Better : For open air.
Symptoms Worse : For coffee; for alcohol.