Do you know that hop cones are surprisingly useful?

Common hops are commonly associated with brewing in humans, but in fact, they have a huge amount of beneficial properties. First of all, it is of great importance for women.

Namely, it helps to normalize the female hormone estrogen in the body. In addition, it is useful for hair, for the chest, and it also has many useful properties.

The wild form of hops is very widespread in central Russia.

As a medicinal plant, hops began to be used many hundreds of years ago. Mostly this plant, or rather its cones, was used for insomnia, treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, arthritis.

The use of hops for medical purposes has a long history. Cones are mainly used, which will be discussed in this article.

Medical use

Hop cones are used to normalize the digestive tract, cleanse the blood, and have a diuretic effect.

Its use is necessary when:

  • Injuries
  • Radiculitis
  • Frostbite
  • Joint diseases
  • Temperature burns,
  • Ulcers
  • Non-healing wounds.

It is also very useful for women, it normalizes hormones, improves skin, and slows down wilting. And also it is used for menstrual irregularities, and menopause.

Recipes for women

  • Take one pinch of chopped hop cones, and pour a glass of boiling water. Wrap in a warm rag, and let it brew for 1 hour, filter, and take 2-3 sips, 3-4 times a day before meals. Using the same tincture, you can well strengthen hair and relieve menopause ,
  • Having taken 60 g of cones, pour 1 liter of boiling water, and cook in a water bath for 15 minutes, then put it to cool. You can use this decoction for soothing baths for menopause. It is also great for shampooing when fighting hair loss and dandruff ,
  • 2 tbsp cones pour a glass of boiling water. Let stand 30-40 minutes, and then cool, use it once a week. After washing your head, rinse with clean water, but do not wipe dry and do not blow dry, let them dry on their own. This will relieve itching of the scalp and strengthen your hair,
  • From hair loss You can use a simple recipe. To do this, a collection consisting of hop cones, heather, nettle, burdock root in equal quantities will be used. Pour half a glass in 200 ml into a liter of boiling water, and boil for 10 minutes. After this, cool, strain. They need to wash their hair, 2 times a week. For each application, you must prepare a fresh broth.
  • There is an old, popular belief that eating hop cones is capable of breast enlargement , in principle, this is justified, because it contains a high content of phytoestrogen, but modern scientists do not confirm this property in hops. But still the recipe is very simple: 1 tbsp dry cones, fill with 200 ml of boiling water, in a thermos, and let it brew for 8-10 hours. After this, strain, pour into 3 equal servings. You need to use it for 3 weeks, take a week break, and repeat the course. The full course should last at least six months.

Hop cones recipes

DiseasesDosage formRecipe
Insomnia, nervous irritabilityInfusionTake motherwort and hop cones one to one.

You can add a little valerian, mint.

From the resulting mixture, take 2 tbsp. and pour 1 liter. boiling water. Let it brew for 8-10 hours. Consume 3 times a day, before meals.

Joint diseasesOintmentGrind 1 tbsp. cones into powder, dilute with vegetable oil so that a homogeneous, thick mixture is obtained. Rub sore spots. Heart failureInfusionTake a collection consisting of hop cones, hawthorn, and motherwort, each ingredient of 20 grams. Pour the resulting mixture of 0.5 l. boiling water. Let it brew for 30 minutes. You need to drink 3 times a day, half a cup, after eating.

Arthritis OintmentTake a mixture of cones, St. John's wort, sweet clover, a sample of 5 grams each. Rub it all into powder, and mix with 60 grams of petroleum jelly. Rub the ointment with the resulting ointment. Hypotension InfusionTake 20 grams of Hop, Valerian root, 30 grams of motherwort. Grind this powder. Pour boiling water, let it brew for 1 hour, then filter, dilute slightly with water, and drink 100 ml twice a day. Dermatitis DecoctionTake the cones collection of cones of hops, motherwort, lemon balm, Veronica, 2 tablespoons each. Hawthorn flowers 4 tablespoons. Mix it all, pour 100 g of the mixture, mix with 800 ml of water, and let it brew for 15 minutes. After it cools, filter, and drink 40 minutes, 3 times a day before meals.

And before going to bed.

Collection and Harvesting

Collect hop cones at the end of summer. Mature bumps have golden color.

The exact collection time depends on the latitude, the main guideline should be the color of the cones, the cones ready for harvesting, should be green, greenish-yellow, if they are greenish brown, or brown, then they are not suitable for harvesting.

Dry them with a thin layer, in a dark, well-ventilated room, after drying, pour them into a cardboard box, or a glass jar, and leave in a dry room.


Hop is a poisonous plant, so take it very carefully, following the exact recipes. An overdose causes a person to feel dizzy, nauseous, and vomiting is possible. Be sure to consult your doctor!

And of course, do not forget about the standard contraindications:

  1. Small children,
  2. Pregnant and lactating women
  3. Individual intolerance to substances contained in hops.

When taking essential oil, the menstrual cycle may be disturbed.

The chemical composition of medicinal raw materials

Medicinal raw materials are haplopods ("cones") of hops, in which various biologically active substances are found: lupulin (bitterness), essential oils, which determine a specific taste and aroma. Several alkaloids, phytoestrogen 8-prenylnaringenin, phenolic compounds (polyphenols), organic acids, B, C and PP vitamins, dyes, etc. are found in hop cones. Fresh hop leaves accumulate up to 170 mg% ascorbic acid, and it contains in cones up to 90 mg%.

Pharmacological properties of hop cones

Lupulin has a multilateral effect on the body: sedative, diuretic, choleretic, anti-inflammatory. Bitterness has a beneficial effect on the digestive system, stimulates appetite. Preparations based on hop cones relieve inflammation of the mucous membranes and promote healing of ulcers.

Hop cones are part of the charges used for overexcitation of the nervous system, which manifests itself in the form of sleep disturbances (insomnia), priapism, nightly pollutions. As a sedative, hop cones are used for diseases of the cardiovascular system. Hop preparations regulate water-salt and lipid metabolism in the body, have a beneficial effect on the detoxification functions of the liver. The extract of hop cones is used in the pharmaceutical industry in the manufacture of such well-known drugs as Valocordin and Novo-Passit.

The healing properties of the biologically active substances that make up hop cones are actively used in cosmetology: therapeutic creams and lotions for the treatment of dermatitis and acne, shampoos for strengthening hair and combating dandruff, etc.

In folk medicine, hop cones are used as poultices and compresses to treat bruises and abscesses. Such poultices are prescribed for the relief of gouty and rheumatic pains.

As mentioned earlier, hop cones contain phytoestrogen, an organic substance of plant origin, similar in structure to the female sex hormone estrogen. Phytoestrogens are widely used in gynecological practice, especially in the treatment of diseases associated with estrogen deficiency. On the other hand, increased estrogen production is a serious contraindication to the use of drugs based on hop cones.

Properties and applications

The pineal inflorescences of common hop are part of many medications: Valocordina, Urolesana, Khovaletten and others. A decoction of hop cones, used in folk medicine, affects the body as follows:

• improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract,

• stabilizes water balance,

• strengthens the walls of blood vessels,

• beneficial effect on the nervous system,

• eliminates acne, boils and acne,

• relieves pain,

• strengthens the walls of blood vessels,

• improves blood circulation,

• accelerates the regeneration of the skin,

• eliminates the symptoms of cystitis,

• normalizes hormonal levels,

• positively affects the intestinal tract,

• neutralizes inflammatory processes in the genitourinary system.

Industrial production uses hops for the manufacture of creams and ointments against dandruff, to strengthen the structure of hair and nails, to get rid of rashes, allergies, acne and other skin problems.

In the production of sedatives, dry hop extract is used, combined with pineal inflorescence ester - this natural symbiosis helps to cope with insomnia, eliminate headaches, migraines and irritability.

In cooking, hops are included in various salted baked goods and beer.

Hop cones

Medicinal raw materials are hop cones. They are collected in the initial stage of maturation, approximately in the middle of August.

It is best to start harvesting a few days before full maturity, when they are still greenish-yellow (bright green indicates their immaturity, and yellow-brown indicates overripeness).

It is also not recommended to collect cones with greatly enlarged and protruding scales: they contain a lot of seeds and little substance of lupulin. Break off cones (each separately) together with pedicels up to 2.5 cm long (cones without legs crumble upon drying).

The collected raw materials must be quickly dried in the shade, spread out in a thin layer. Properly dried cones retain their natural color, aroma and elasticity.

In no case do not hang hops in bunches like other herbs. In this case, the most valuable part of the raw material, Lupulin, which remains after drying on the litter in the form of a golden powder, will crumble and disappear.

Shelf life of raw materials is 3 years. The smell of raw materials is specific, hop, the taste is a little tart. Sifting through a sieve, a greenish-yellow powder (lupulin) is obtained, the grains of which should be shiny, yellow or golden. It can be stored in jars and used in the same cases as the hop infusion.

Healing properties

The unique healing properties of cones and hop grass are explained by the composition, in which there are a lot of useful trace elements. Hop cones are rich in essential oils, zinc, potassium, iodine. They contain ascorbic and nicotinic acid, B vitamins, tannin, and organic acids.

Effect on the body of hops:

  • anti-inflammatory, analgesic,
  • sedative
  • anti-aging
  • helps to cope with allergies,
  • improves the condition of blood vessels,
  • normalizes metabolism.

On the basis of hops, diuretics, disinfectants, sedatives are prepared, the plant helps to cope with articular pathologies, effectively eliminates bruises, burns, frostbite. Hop cones are effective in many dermatological diseases - fungus, ulcers, poorly healing wounds.

Important! Hops contain xanthohumol - this valuable substance prevents the growth of malignant neoplasms. And also scientists call this component an effective anti-agent for HIV-1.

Hops are useful for men - drugs based on them increase sexual stamina and prevent premature ejaculation.

Cones need to be harvested from late August to mid-October, only inflorescences with a yellow and greenish tint have healing properties, brown ones will crumble during drying. Raw materials should be dried in the shade in the open air, stored in paper bags for 12 months.

Hop cones versus plastic surgery

Recently, on the Internet, you can often find advertising on the use of hops to increase the size of the bust. Despite the skepticism of some Internet users about such advertising, real cases of using hops to increase breast size are known in history.

The Prussian Queen Louise was very complex about her flat and small breasts, and terribly envied the court ladies - the owners of magnificent forms, which her husband, King Friedrich Wilhelm, constantly drew attention to. Then Louise turned to the court doctor for help, who prescribed a daily drink of hops, as well as breast massage with rubbing beer. How much the breast has increased, historians are silent, although they do not deny the fact that the advice of the court doctor really helped the queen.

Hop cones for hair

Cosmetology widely uses the plant for the manufacture of hair masks, conditioners, shampoos and balms. The tincture of cones is even rubbed directly into the roots of the hair. Useful properties of hop cones for hair:

• stimulate the growth of hair follicles,

• stop hair loss,

• give curls silky and smooth,

• eliminate dandruff, preventing further exfoliation of skin particles and the formation of scales,

• lupulin contained in inflorescences eliminates the cross-section of hair and its fragility.

• thanks to the wax in the composition, it protects against aggressive external factors.

To accelerate hair growth, hops are recommended to be mixed with boiled water in a ratio of 10: 1 and infused for 20-24 hours before use. Then you can rinse your hair with the resulting solution.

The chemical composition of medicinal raw materials

Hop cones contain lupulin, vitamins, essential oil, valerianic and hop-dubilic acids, humulin, wax, choline, gum, trimethylamine.

Active ingredients: bitterness, tarry substances, humulon and lupulon, essential oil, minerals, flavonoids - the most important components of the plant, which in combination also determine the calming effect of hops.

Indications and contraindications

The scope of use of hop cones is quite diverse, they are used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous, cardiovascular, genitourinary system, improve the functioning of the digestive tract.

Indications for use:

  • nervous fatigue, frequent stress, insomnia,
  • diseases of the heart, blood vessels of the gallbladder, liver,
  • severe swelling, poor outflow of urine,
  • pathology of the genitourinary system,
  • gastritis.

Hop helps a lot with motion sickness, seasickness, the plant accelerates the regeneration process, cleanses and rejuvenates the body.

Important! Means of their hop cones help get rid of parasites.

Hop is a healthy and healing plant, but poisonous. You should know not only why cones are used, but in which cases it is contraindicated to take them. Components of fertility can accumulate in the body, so you should definitely take breaks during treatment, you can carry out therapy for no more than 1 month.

Hop-based drugs are contraindicated during pregnancy, during breastfeeding, with an increased level of estrogen, polyps, tumors, endometriosis. Hop cones are not used for children under three years of age.A pillow filled with hops should not be used by asthmatics during asthma attacks.

Hop poisoning is characterized by nausea with frequent bouts of vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness. Individual intolerance manifests itself in the form of severe allergic reactions. Exceeding the dosage for heart disease can be expressed in pressure surges, heart rhythm disturbance.

Hop cones for men

In addition to the fact that hops are the main component of beer, when used correctly, it also positively affects potency, helping to accelerate the synthesis of testosterone. Soothing cone teas are recommended for men suffering from premature ejaculation.

Such tea is obtained from crushed fruits. To obtain a decoction of 15 grams of dry mixture, pour 250 ml of boiling water and boil for about 7 minutes. After this, the tea should cool slightly. It is recommended to use 2-3 times a day, 100 ml for a month and a half.

Culinary use of hops

Besides the brewing industry, hops are also used in cooking. Young shoots, which can be consumed raw, finely chopped and seasoned with sour cream and vegetable oil, enjoy special respect among gourmets.

Hop shoots can be boiled in salted water, peeled and fried, after having previously rolled in breadcrumbs.

Boiled young hop leaves can be fermented like cabbage and used in the preparation of first courses.

Hops description

Common hops belong to the hemp family, like Japanese hops. The latter grows in limited areas of the Far East and Japan, while it does not have healing properties and is bred as a decorative culture.

Common hops are widespread, growing everywhere except the North Pole and hot steppe regions. It is cultivated on an industrial scale for the brewing industry, as it gives the drink a distinctive taste and color. Also, hops and hop cones are used in traditional and traditional medicine.

Curly hops - a perennial vine, which has a powerful rhizome. It grows in depth to 3 m, the rhizome is straight, fleshy, light brown in color on the outside and white inside. Horizontal shoots grow from numerous buds, which give rise to new, young vines-stems.

Every year in the winter the buds die off, but in the spring new shoots grow from the “buds" of the root. Stems creeping on the ground grow up to 5-7 m, but there is evidence of shoot lengths up to 18 m. The stems are hollow inside, their surface is covered with T-shaped frequent spikes. Visually shoots are hexagonal and have a dark green color.

Leaves grow from the petioles along the stem. With good soil moisture, they are large, have a heart-shaped base, three- or five-lobed, carved edges, which are edged with sharp teeth. The outer surface of the leaves is rough, of an intense green hue, the inside is lighter, has pronounced glands and rare spikes that are located along the entire plane of the leaf.

Hops begin to bloom in June, flowering lasts 2 months. At this time, the liana is covered with many flowers, which on the same bush are significantly different from each other. Some of the flowers are collected in small panicles of green color, another part is collected in complex inflorescences, the flowers are larger and resemble scaly cones.

The color difference is due to their gender. “Men's” are panicles, but “female” are cones. It is from the cones in August-September that hops in the form of small nuts are formed, which are flattened on the sides and slightly yellowish.

Beneficial features

Preparations of medicinal action from female inflorescences of mustard are used very widely - in ointments, lotions, decoctions, tinctures, tinctures, infusions.

The main beneficial property of hop cones is a sedative effect.

The list of useful properties of the plant is quite large:

  • reduces inflammation
  • reduces heat
  • soothes
  • It works as an antifungal, bactericidal, anthelmintic,
  • reduces pain syndromes
  • has a diuretic effect
  • restores the capillary network,
  • normalizes the monthly cycle and hormonal levels,
  • acts asleep,
  • helps in restoring nervous activity,
  • effective for cramps,
  • relieves rheumatism and joint pain,
  • counteract thrombosis of any nature,
  • treats impotence.

Where grow

Hop is an unpretentious plant. Well-moistened soil is enough for its growth. In the natural environment, hops are found on riverbanks, in marshy areas, shrubbery, and damp forests. In Russia, culture grows from Western Siberia to the Caucasus.

In gardens and parks, hops are planted in the form of a decorative, undemanding and rapidly growing culture. Due to the annual death of stems, the plant does not cause significant harm to perennial neighboring crops. At the dachas, hops are planted along fences for decorative purposes. Propagation of the culture occurs with the help of petioles, which grow well in weakly shaded places.

Benefits for women

Common hops are very useful for women - the plant normalizes hormones, is widely used in cosmetology to get rid of acne, and to prevent wilting. Girls especially appreciate its healing properties for hair - they strengthen hair, help get rid of alopecia at an early stage, and have a therapeutic effect on the scalp.

Thanks to flavonoids, which are in hop cones, they slow down the process of splitting carbohydrates, regulate blood sugar and insulin levels, and accelerate metabolism. Nutritionists recommend that women who want to get rid of extra pounds be included in the radio-based drinks based on this healing plant.

Hops are an effective and affordable means for breast augmentation because they contain phytoestrogens that activate the synthesis of female sex hormones. Pour 10 g of raw materials with 270 ml of boiling water, after 10 minutes pour the infusion into a thermos, leave overnight. Drink 110 ml three times a day for half an hour before a meal. A noticeable result will appear after 4 weeks, after which you need to take a break for a month.

Important! Before you start taking hops inside, you must definitely pass hormonal tests.

It is safer to use hop oil to increase the bust - pour 150 ml of olive oil or sesame oil 30–40 g of cones, put in a dark room for a week. Strain, lubricate clean skin once a day for a month. During use, menstrual irregularities, abundant vaginal discharge are possible.

At the first signs of baldness, you need to prepare a hop into a decoction - pour 280 ml of 7 g of raw materials, simmer on low heat for 30 minutes. Cool, rub into the scalp an hour before washing your hair. This medicine can be added to the bath to reduce the manifestations of rheumatism, paralysis, only it is necessary to increase the amount of each component 4-6 times.

Hop contains natural estrogen, helps to reduce the manifestation of menopause. But useful hormone is found only in fresh cones. Finely chop 3 g of fertility, add 260 ml of boiling water, wrap, leave for 50-60 minutes. Squeeze, take 20 ml 4 times before meals.

For soothing baths, douching with gynecological pathologies, you can prepare a decoction of 60 g of hopped fruit and 1 liter of boiling water, cook the mixture in a steam bath for 20 minutes.

Indications for use

Hop cones, the beneficial properties of which affect the restoration of the processes of many organs, are effectively used:

  • for vascular regeneration and regulation of cardiac activity - often in the rehabilitation period after heart attacks and strokes,
  • to regulate metabolism,
  • treatment of the gallbladder and liver,
  • with cystitis, jade,
  • improvement in menopause
  • in the complex treatment of female diseases,
  • treatment of purulent abscesses, ulcers, rashes, comedones, eczema,
  • in order to increase the bust,
  • with baldness and hair loss, seborrhea,
  • in the treatment of bruises,
  • headache
  • with cramps and muscle cramps,
  • from colds and infections,
  • as a sedative, sedative and sedative,
  • as an immunostimulant,
  • as a cosmetic product,
  • for anti-aging effect,
  • as a means of starting and supporting regeneration processes in the post-traumatic period,
  • to lower blood pressure.

The use of hop cones in folk medicine

Initially, hops were used as a blood purifying, choleretic and diuretic medicine. The famous doctor Paracelsus recommended it for violations of the gastrointestinal tract.

At the beginning of the nineteenth century. pharmacist Planch introduced the medical name for hop glands - lupulin. He used hop glands in pills and powders in a single dose of 0.3–2.0 g as a sedative, and in ointments to treat abscesses and ulcers.

Due to the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, decoctions of hop cones are used in the form of lotions and ointments for the treatment of radiculitis, joint diseases, bruises, burns, frostbite, scabies, fungal skin lesions, infected wounds and ulcers.

Infusion or a decoction of hop cones is recommended to wash your hair with early baldness and to strengthen the hair. In the form of baths it is used for paralysis, rheumatism, jade.

Traditional medicine recommends a decoction of hop flowers for cancer of the stomach, liver, lungs. The infusion of herbs is used to improve vision, with diseases of the liver, gall and bladder, with dropsy, malaria, and sometimes as an abortion. Hops are used to treat gonorrhea and helminthic invasion.

The peoples of Tibet use hops as a treatment for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs (abscesses, hemoptysis, etc.), as well as a cardiac and pain medication.

Tibetan medicine believes that hops can cure cancer without relapse. Lupulin paste is recommended to be applied to malignant ulcers. In Mongolian medicine, hops are known as a stimulant and restorative.

Hops in Chinese medicine are highly regarded. Unlike Europeans, the Chinese do not use synthetic drugs for diseases of the central nervous system. Hops in China are the main raw material for the manufacture of sedatives and headache relievers.

Hop pads in China are one of the most popular insomnia treatments.

Along with the already indicated use in folk medicine, hops play a special role in the fight against menstrual irregularities and menopause.

To do this, make tea from hop cones (preparation is described below) or just take 2-3 times a day a small amount of hop iron on the tip of a knife.

With early baldness to strengthen hair, traditional medicine recommends washing your hair with infusion or a decoction of hop cones.

Benefits for men

The sexual tone of a man is regulated by a wide range of factors, one of which may be usual overwork. In this case, decoctions from inflorescences of mustard will help.

But hop cones can also be used as a means of stimulating testosterone production. This normalizes erection, improves sexual tone and stimulates libido. A hop cone drug is recommended in the treatment of premature or involuntary ejaculation.

Tea, restoring potency and increasing libido:

Chopping the cones with a knife, pour 1 cup into an iron container. Brew with water in a volume of 8 glasses. Boil on fire for 7 minutes. Cool. The daily norm is 300 ml, which must be consumed in three divided doses. The recommended course is 8 weeks.

Hop cones - recipes

Hop cone tea: 2 teaspoons with the top of hop cones pour 1/4 liter of boiling water and stand for about 15 minutes. They drink either 2 times a day, 1 cup as a sedative, or half an hour before bedtime, 1 cup as a sleeping pill.In the latter case, it is recommended to add 1 teaspoon of valerian root when making tea.

Infusion: with a glass of boiling water, pour a tablespoon of crushed flowers of ordinary hop and heat for a quarter of an hour in a water bath, then cool and drain through cheesecloth. Drink 0.25 cups before meals three times a day.

Decoction of hop cones: take 200 ml of boiling water, 1 tsp. hop cones.
Pour cones with boiling water and set to boil for 20-30 minutes. Then strain and drink 3-4 times a day for 1/4 cup

Hop cone ointment: grind the hop cones into powder, take one tablespoon of the powdered hop cones, grind the cones with one tablespoon of fresh butter or unsalted lard, mix well.

This ointment is used for inflammation of the joints, with bruises, with rheumatism, with gout as an anesthetic. The ointment is also rubbed into painful, inflamed joints.

Hop oil to make hop oil, we take a half-liter glass jar and fill it with hop cones (which were previously crushed), after which fill them with olive oil to the top.

Leave the mixture to be infused, and when the mixture settles, add oil. Place the container with the composition in a dark place for a week.

Do not forget to shake the contents of the jar every day. After filtering the finished oil, let it stand for 3 days. The oil is ready for use. Most often it is used for rubbing the female breast (for the development of the mammary glands).

For breast augmentation - gently apply hop oil (2-3 drops) on a clean body in the decollete area with gently massaging movements. During the procedure, you must try not to stretch the skin of the chest.

To strengthen the hair - apply essential oil (1-2 cap.) To the comb and comb the hair in different directions.

Enrichment of cosmetics - mix essential oil of hops (a few cap.) With 10 g of base (various tonics, creams, gels and masks are used as a base). The procedure improves the renewal of skin cells, smoothes fine wrinkles, improves tone and eliminates sagging, prevents cell aging.

Tincture of hop cones on alcohol: take one part of the crushed cones, four parts of vodka, mix, insist such tincture for seven days in a glass jar, then filter.

Take 5 drops per tablespoon of water, before meals, twice a day, with insomnia.

Infusion of hop cones to eliminate dandruff: take four tablespoons of hops, fill the floor with liters of water, simmer for about 10 minutes with the lid closed, insist for about 30 minutes, filter.

We use to rinse any type of hair several times a week. Hair strengthens, splits less, oily hair becomes more shiny.


Hop cones have a rich chemical composition, which includes lupunin - “yellow pollen”, which is produced by the glands on the walls of the fruit. Lupunin contains 70% of resinous components, 5% bitterness and about 2% of essential oils, it also has organic acids, a yellow coloring matter, and choline.

Industrial harvesting of hop cones is often carried out with the aim of supplying lupunin. In this case, “pollen” is sown from the fruit using a sieve. This component consists of a mixture of nitrogen-containing elements, ash and resins. During heat treatment, it breaks down into humulin - an antibacterial substance that has a bitter taste, and lupunon - a natural antioxidant that has the properties of a preservative.

These qualities of lupunin are actively used in brewing. Humulin and lupunon give the beer a bitter taste and allow the drink to stay fresh longer. Without heat treatment, lupunin is toxic and can lead to intoxication of the human body.

Also hop cones contain:

  • hop resins
  • wax,
  • gum,
  • valerianic and hop acid,
  • carotene,
  • vitamin C,
  • thiamine
  • a nicotinic acid,
  • tannins,
  • flavonoids.

Hop cone oil contains a large amount of esters, hop resins, gum, and bitter substances. It also contains vitamins A and PP, acids, thiamine and choline, a biologically active complex that is used by many manufacturers of dietary supplements to create nutritional supplements.

Side effects and contraindications

When treating with hop preparations, it is necessary to strictly observe the dosages and recommendations of the doctor - with excessive intake, symptoms of general malaise with migraine attacks, often nausea and vomiting, may appear. With an overdose, dyspnea and pain in the heart often appear.

Hop preparations are not prescribed during pregnancy, as well as for the treatment of children under the age of 2 years.

As mentioned earlier, hops are contraindicated in case of hypersecretion of estrogen.

In some cases, hop preparations can cause allergic reactions, which is also a signal for drug withdrawal based on hop cones.

For women

The beneficial properties of the plant are manifested in infusions in the treatment of female diseases, even those of an infectious nature.

It can be prescribed by doctors in the complex treatment of such ailments:

  • vaginitis
  • Trichomonas colpitis,
  • menstrual irregularities caused by estrogen deficiency,
  • during the termination of lactation,
  • reduction of pain and negative symptoms of the premenstrual period and menopause,
  • cancer prevention,
  • loss of libido
  • treatment of hair, face and body skin,
  • stimulator of natural breast growth,
  • cystitis,
  • improved digestion and weight loss.

Important properties of mustard include its strong immunostimulating effect - this is important both in the fight against infectious and viral diseases, and in countering oncology.

Contraindications ordinary hop

Hop is a poisonous plant. In case of an overdose, general malaise, headache, nausea, vomiting, pain in the heart and shortness of breath may occur.

Some people may have allergic reactions. Hop preparations are used only for their intended purpose and under the supervision of a doctor, are contraindicated in pregnancy, and should be avoided in depression.

Treatment of children under two years of age with any herbal remedies is a potential hazard.

During pregnancy and lactation

Hops cones, the useful properties of which convince some people of their absolute safety and the possibility of using them in any condition or even daily as a tea drink, should not be used by women when bearing a child.

Hop in any form is not recommended during pregnancy and lactation - mainly because of the poisons it contains.

Hop cones: what is it used for?

Hop plant extracts can suppress anxiety, irritability, and nervousness. They have also been used for a wide range of other purposes:

  • to prevent hair loss,
  • to combat anorexia, as a digestive and diuretic component,
  • like anaphrodisiac
  • to solve gynecological complications.

Its essential oils are also widely used in perfumes, cereals, drinks and tobacco. Hops in the form of tea have also been recommended to people aged as a kind of drink for insomnia.

Based on the atinography of night sleep, its latency decreased to approximately 12.01 ± 1.19 min compared with the control group (20.50 ± 4.21 min), the total activity decreased to 5284.78 ± 836.99 pulses compared to control (7258.78 ± 898.8), and anxiety decreased to 18.09 ± 3.8 compared with control (20.69 ± 2.14). The study concluded that "moderate consumption of non-alcoholic beer will contribute to night rest, in particular, its components of hops."

It is also known that the bitterness of hops is extracted by cold pressing, and it is used to arouse appetite. In medicine, this is used to treat anorexia patients, as well as in the form of droppers, so that patients can eat on their own.In the worst case, feeding takes place through tubes. This method is very common in home folk medicine, when you need to feed the patient.

It is useful for women to consume hops for problems with the menstrual cycle in order to restore normal hormonal balance. With cystitis, they also drink tea and tinctures on the water.

Botanical certificate

Perennial, dioecious, and the length of a curly stem can reach seven meters. The leaves are long and rough.

Hop cones are not as simple as they might seem.

They contain essential oil and vitamins, humulin, choline, trimethylamine, gum, wax, as well as hop-dilated and valerianic acids.

But, one of the main substances is lapulin, a natural bitterness that gives hops a lot of medicinal properties.

Hops and breast augmentation

There is an opinion that in the hop cones there are certain estrogenic hormones that slow down the exchange of fluids in the chest, so that it increases in size. The use of pineal inflorescences during menstruation eliminates breast swelling and eliminates pain.

1. 1 teaspoon of dry hop cones pour 250 ml of boiling water.

2. Cover the glass with a lid and insist for 6 hours.

3. Take in the form of heat 3 times a day and for 2 weeks.

For children

In the treatment of childhood diseases of hop inflorescences, which are also called mustard, can be used, given certain limitations associated with age:

  • Children under three years of age should not use this plant in treatment in any form.
  • Starting from three years, it is allowed to use hop cones as lotions and in pillows as a soothing. It is important to consider that the plant often causes allergies, therefore it is not recommended for use by patients with asthma - neither in decoctions and infusions, nor as a filler for pillows.
  • Hops are found in many adult and childhood medicines. Therefore, starting from five years, it is possible to use it as a sedative, restoring immunity and restorative. But the dosage should be significantly lower than in adults (in proportion to body weight).
  • It is not recommended to take medicines with hop cones for girls from 10 years old, as this can stimulate the onset of menstruation. For adolescent boys, the dose of decoctions and infusions is recommended to be halved in comparison with the adult norm.

The course intake of preparations from hops, as well as decoctions and infusions in children should last no more than three weeks. After that, a break is required for a period of one to two months. Such precautions will help to avoid intoxication and poisoning of the body by a number of substances contained in the hop.

Hop-based treatment fees

With heart failure, 40 g of motherwort, hawthorn inflorescences, hop cones should be mixed. Brew 5 g of a mixture of 240 ml of boiling water, strain after half an hour, drink all the medicine for 1 day in equal portions.

Composition of sedative collection:

  • the root of elecampane and melilot,
  • hop cones,
  • mint and lemon balm leaves
  • rosemary.

Mix 25 g of each component, 10 g brew 500 ml of boiling water, cool, drink throughout the day.

Elderly people can prepare a strengthening agent - mix 40 g of hop cones and motherwort, add 20 g of mint leaves. In a thermos, pour 10 g of the collection, brew 600 ml of boiling water, leave overnight. Strain, drink 110 ml three times a day.

Antifungal agent - mix 30 g of burdock root and hopped fruit, add 10 g of calendula inflorescences, pour 1 liter of water into the mixture, simmer for 1 hour on low heat. Add petroleum jelly to the chilled mass until a homogeneous, thick substance is obtained. Apply the product to the affected areas every 3 days. The duration of therapy is 2 weeks.

Hops - a unique plant that helps get rid of many serious diseases, is effective for the fight and prevention of cancer, has a rejuvenating effect.But it should be remembered that it is poisonous - during treatment, the dosage should be observed, be sure to take breaks in therapy.

Hop is a perennial climbing plant that belongs to the hemp family. It has many useful properties, so it is widely used in traditional medicine. With time.

Almost every modern woman or girl strives for an ideal figure, which implies not only slender legs, a flat stomach, but also a sufficient volume of the chest.

Yeast - a necessary cooking tool used in the manufacture of many different products, it is impossible to make some types of bread or beer without yeast. The product can always be found.

Medicinal plants are an affordable and effective way to make curls shiny, beautiful and healthy. For several centuries, women have been using hop cones for hair - they are effective.

Eating hop cones for anxiety and migraines

Anxiety, increased nervous irritability, depression and migraines are usually treated with hop-based teas, as well as the use of pillows full of mustard. They help to achieve a state of calm and make falling asleep easier. In the manufacture of pillows, you can also add other soothing herbs to it - chamomile, linden, St. John's wort.

Anxiety and migraines are the result of overstrain, conflict, a tendency to dissatisfaction with oneself, as well as due to emotional and physical exhaustion.

As a rule, doctors in such cases recommend sedatives, many of which contain hop cones. (Valocordin, Valosedan, Novo-Passit).

But you can prepare a natural and healthy natural medicine - tincture - on your own.

The use of hop cones for our health

Hop cones are used for disorders in the digestive tract, as a choleretic, blood purifying and diuretic.

The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects of hops are indispensable for:

  • bruises
  • radiculitis
  • frostbite
  • joint diseases
  • burns
  • ulcers
  • wounds with an infected infection and skin fungus.

For women, hops will help with menstrual irregularities and menopause.

In folk medicine, a tincture of a plant is known as an abortion.

In Mongolia, it is used as a medicine for the general strengthening of the body.

In China, there is no other drug for getting rid of central nervous system diseases, except on the basis of it.

In general, hops are a powerful sedative.

Botanical Description

Common hops grow virtually everywhere except the North Pole and the hot steppe. On an industrial scale, hops are grown for brewing. But this phytoproduct is not only interesting for this.

Curly hops are a perennial vine with a powerful rhizome that can grow to a depth of 3 m. The plant begins to bloom in June, blooms for 2 months. During this period, a lot of flowers appear on the vine, some of these flowers are collected in small green panicles, the other part is collected in complex inflorescences, which are more like scaly cones. These cones are a valuable medicine.

The use of hops in cosmetology

Hops are equally valuable in the field of cosmetology.

It strengthens hair well, it can be used as a hair conditioner with intensive hair loss and baldness. It restores the structure of the hair, and is even able to get rid of dandruff.

Hop extract is used in the creation of medical cosmetics. Creams, shampoos, balms, lotions - the result of the application will not be long in coming.

You can say more - if you wipe the skin daily with a simple decoction, after a week the improvement of the skin will become very noticeable!

The benefits of hop cones for women

Common hops have a positive effect on the body of a woman. It improves hormonal levels, is widely used in home cosmetology to eliminate acne and prevent skin aging.Hair based on hop cones is of particular benefit - they help strengthen them, eliminate dandruff, positively affect the scalp and effectively fight the early stage of alopecia.

The presence of flavonoids in the composition of the product slows down the process of splitting carbohydrates, normalizes the level of glucose and insulin in the blood, and increases metabolic processes. Nutritionists advise women who dream of a slim figure to drink hop-based drinks.

Hop cones are also used in gynecology to reduce the manifestation of menopause and the treatment of gynecological pathologies.

The chemical composition of hop cones

The use of hop cones is due to their rich composition. For example, lupulin ("yellow pollen") is produced on the walls of the fruit of a plant. During heat treatment, lupunin breaks down into humulin and lupunin. Humulin is an antibacterial substance of a bitter taste, and lupulin is a natural antioxidant with preservative properties.

The composition of hop cones is also presented:

  • hop resins
  • wax and gum
  • valerianic and hop acids,
  • carotene
  • Vitamin C
  • thiamine
  • flavonoids
  • tannins
  • nicotinic acid.

Vitamins, acids, choline and thiamine, which are part of the hop, for example, are often used by manufacturers of dietary supplements. Hops are also valuable in an impressive list of inorganic elements, including potassium and manganese, boron and aluminum, and a magnesium-calcium group.

Hop cones to increase the bust - how does it work?

Hop cones contain an interesting hormone - PN8, which is considered the richest compared to others with regard to estrogen content. The female hormone is present in it as a compound of the cellular level, and when it enters the body of a woman, it is completely split, enriching the stem structures of the cells. This process can be compared to taking hormonal pills, but hops completely replace such a need. Needless to say, it is for women who benefit from drinking a glass of beer more than men?

Cones essential oils enter the blood, soothe and protect the lymph nodes, which are responsible for the preservation of female hormones. Hops enlarge the mammary glands, breast skin and internal tissues become more elastic and beautiful. Breast shape is restored, especially after prolonged breastfeeding. Apply hop cones in the form of tincture.

  1. Take 1 spoonful of cones.
  2. Pour a glass of boiling water.
  3. Insist for 9-10 hours.
  4. Tincture should be in a dark and warm place.
  5. It is advisable to place the tincture in a thermos.
  6. Use tincture ½ tablespoon half an hour before meals.
  7. Three times a day, course up to 3-4 weeks.

It should be noted that the taste of the drink is not very pleasant, although it helps in the first 2-3 months, so it is better to extend the course. If you are satisfied with the results, take a break.

Then you can maintain them throughout the year, until the breast itself becomes full and restored.

Once in the bloodstream, phytoestrogen immediately acts on the lymph nodes on the side of the mammary glands. This is something that can be affected after having a baby and breastfeeding. Hormones along with the thyroid gland will return to normal, and a woman will feel how the menstrual cycle is normalizing. Also, women consume hop oil, however, you can not drink it for a long time, just one month. The result is not the same as from the tincture, but a single use does not threaten health.

Hop cones infusion

To prepare an infusion of hop cones, 1 tablespoon of raw materials, pour boiling water into glasses and insist on a water bath for 15 minutes and cool for 45 minutes. Filter and apply 0, 5 cups 3 times a day.

Tea from cones is recommended in cases when a malignant tumor of the liver, stomach and lungs was diagnosed to alleviate the condition, it also improves vision, helps in the treatment of diseases of the bladder, gall bladder and liver.


Be sure to watch this video about the beneficial properties of hop cones and how to use it.

With insomnia

Insomnia or restless sleep with frequent waking up and poor visions are symptoms of accumulating nervous tension. If measures are not taken on time, they will lead to the development of serious diseases. After all, a bad dream interferes with recovery, bringing a broken and unhealthy state in the morning.

With insomnia, hop cones are used in decoctions, tinctures, pillows and for taking a bath. Hop baths are known for their beneficial properties: it is necessary to prepare a water infusion of cones in boiled water in a ratio of 1: 8. Keep until cool, then pour into the bath.

In gynecology

Even some infectious female diseases can be treated with beneficial cones. But almost always it will be part of complex therapy, and not an independent treatment.

Hops help the female body fight viruses and infections

The use of the plant is proven with:

  • vaginitis
  • Trichomonas colpitis,
  • menstrual irregularities associated with estrogen deficiency,
  • loss of libido
  • cystitis
  • negative symptoms in PMS and during menopause.

Gorchak (and this is another name for a medicinal plant) is also a natural immunostimulant. It helps the female body fight viruses and infections, counteract the development of tumors in the body, and recover faster after prolonged illnesses.

Important! In the gestational period (at any time), during lactation, hops cannot be used even in the smallest doses. It can toxicly affect the fetus and adversely affect the pregnancy itself.

To increase potency

For a man, mustard can also be beneficial. The plant activates the production of testosterone. Namely, this sex hormone (or rather its lack) affect erectile function. Due to the lack of male hormone, it is difficult not only to have sexual intercourse, but also to receive physiological arousal.

Due to the fact that hop cones also have a calming effect, they can be recommended for men suffering from premature ejaculation. Sedation dulls fear and anxiety that interfere with intimacy. Before you take potent tablets, you should try hops..

With nervousness and insomnia

If you are tormented by insomnia or intermittent, restless sleep with frequent awakenings, this may indicate nervous tension. It accumulates and is not always immediately obvious. In order not to wait for a more serious reaction of the body to nervous tension, the very first symptoms of a deterioration in sleep quality should be noticed and worked out

Hop cones help you fall asleep

Hop cones in decoctions, tinctures, and even as a pillow filling can help solve the problem of insomnia. Hop baths are considered particularly useful in this regard.

Also, decoctions and infusions based on mustard are taken with:

  • depressive states of various etiologies,
  • asthenia
  • obsessive fears
  • post-stress nervous tension,
  • psycho-emotional instability,
  • chronic fatigue.

The introduction of any drug requires a start with minimal doses, the body needs to get used to a new remedy, shock therapy will give the opposite reaction.

Gastrointestinal problems

The best known beneficial effect of hops, if we are talking specifically about pathologies of the digestive tract, in relation to gastritis with low acidity of gastric juice. Tincture on hop cones can significantly change the situation, although it is difficult to guarantee a full recovery.

Mustard must be used carefully, because if used improperly, it will demonstrate its toxicity. In case of an overdose, shortness of breath and pain in the heart area will appear for the standard for poisoning complex "vomiting-nausea-headache".

For kidney treatment

Hops can help the kidneys at the expense of their diuretics. The ability of a medicinal plant to stop the inflammatory process in the body also helps. The most famous pharmaceutical product based on hop cones is the drug Urolesan.

This is a good mild preparation that cleanses and soothes, has few contraindications. It will be a great alternative to homemade decoctions, because it is more accessible and safe (unless, of course, strictly follow the instructions). The bactericidal properties of hops, and even its painkillers, are also included in the treatment process. Such treatment not only relieves symptoms, but also restores the water balance, metabolic processes.

From the nerves

Hops cones, the beneficial properties of which are mainly used in the removal of mental and nervous disorders of a temporary nature, are used by doctors in complex treatment of more complex diseases like various types of neuroses.

Symptoms of depression, asthenia, bulimia, neurasthenia, obsessive fear - well calmed with decoctions, fees and tinctures containing hop inflorescences. Any soothing collection should be taken in small doses at bedtime. An increase in the volume of a single use of the drug should be done gradually.

With severe nerve disorder, tinctures from hop cones can be taken up to 7 times a day.

With psoriasis

Scaly lichen (psoriasis), caused by a number of disorders - genetic, immune and external in nature (ecology, stress), has been treated since the 19th century. herbs. Hops decoctions are very useful, they have a good effect on the immune system and prevent the appearance of unwanted symptoms.

A decoction prepared from 100 g of cones, filled with 4 cups of boiling water and then heated at low power for approximately 60 minutes, will reduce the number of spots if taken 5 times a day in a spoon.

You can also use hop tinctures externally, as lotions - this will help heal ulcers and relieve inflammation.

From joint pain

A good homemade hop-based drug is a warming ointment that can improve joint pain. Baths, poultices based on the same healing cones, ground into powder, can complement this therapeutic effect. The gruel-like mixture can be rubbed into the joints, and soon the pain will decrease, inflammation too.

It is sometimes wiser to purchase hops as part of a drug collection, as compatible herbs show a strong, but at the same time mild effect. But since joint pains are of various etiologies, it is not necessary to reduce the entire treatment to phytotherapy only, it may not be enough.

For kidney problems

In the treatment of kidney diseases, the diuretic properties of mustard and its ability to stop inflammatory processes are involved. A well-known herbal medicine based on hop cones is Urolesan. Its main active ingredient is asparagine.

It is a soft, soothing and diuretic element that has a cleansing effect. The bactericidal and analgesic properties of hops are also important in the treatment of kidney and bladder diseases. The use of a decoction of hops for the treatment of kidneys will restore metabolic processes and water balance.

In medicine

Hop cones are actively used in traditional and traditional medicine. Essential oil and extract are used as part of complex preparations of cardiovascular action and in the treatment of kidney diseases. The extract is also part of the Urolesan preparation, Humulin and essential oil are contained in Valocordin, which is prescribed for angina pectoris, intestinal cramps and cardiovascular diseases.

Hop cones are present in soothing tea. A decoction based on them is drunk as a painkiller for kidney stones and bladder inflammation. Also, the broth is taken in the treatment of pyelonephritis, cystitis and frequent urination. It helps with insomnia and neurasthenia.

The extract from hop cones has estrogenic activity, it is being studied for hormone therapy.

In folk medicine, an infusion based on hop cones was used as a lactophone.The product is also effective in the treatment of diseases of the spleen, gall bladder, liver, gastritis, pulmonary tuberculosis. The tool helps to cope with edema, eczema, malaria, metabolic disorders, excessive sexual arousal. Hop roots help eliminate migraines and jaundice.

Outwardly, the plant is used as a painkiller for neuralgia, gout, bruises, radiculitis. Also helps to cope with furunculosis, ulcers, lichen and eczema.

Due to the toxicity of the drug based on hop cones, it should be taken strictly at the prescribed dosage and only after the doctor’s permission.

Traditional medicine recipes

Hop cones can demonstrate both benefit and harm for both men and women, if you do not know the dosages, regimens, exact recipes. Below we will talk about time-tested folk recipes that will help without the use of pharmaceuticals (or in addition to them) help the body overcome the disease.


Decoctions are compositions prepared over low heat or by using a water bath. Choose any method convenient for you.

The recipe for a soothing broth:

  • 4 tablespoons of hop cones brew 800 ml of water,
  • 15 minutes heat this product in a water bath,
  • cool the composition, strain, you need to take 300 ml per day.

The recipe for a decoction for the kidneys is slightly different: one teaspoon of inflorescences of mustard, brew 1 liter of water, boil for 15 minutes using the same water bath. It is recommended to take such a composition before meals, 250 ml per day.

Try to take only fresh decoctions, every day preparing a new remedy. Keeping the broth in the refrigerator does not add to its beneficial properties.

Alcohol tincture

Hop tinctures are used as sedatives. They can be useful for cramps, depressive states, high anxiety, severe stress. Bonus effect - cleansing the body.

Recipe for alcohol tincture:

  • mix the cones and hops in a ratio of 1: 4,
  • the product should be infused in a dark, cool place for a week,
  • use a container for storage that will not give an oxidizing effect.

Soothing tincture is used in an amount of not more than 5 drops diluted in water. You can drink daily, but not longer than 3-4 weeks.


Hop cones oil extract is a wonderful natural remedy for massage, which helps with muscle pain, joint inflammation, severe bruises. Mustard oil will also be effective as a means for the rehabilitation of hair - it can improve the appearance of hair, give it strength and shine, stimulate growth.

Ready-made oil can be bought at a pharmacy, this is an affordable and fairly common drug.

How to make oil yourself:

  • finely chop dry raw materials,
  • place the powder in a vessel, which can then be tightly closed,
  • add the base oil - almond or olive,
  • mix the vegetable oil mixture well,
  • the oil should cover all the dry parts of the plant, if you let the mixture stand for a day, and then you see that the dry raw materials are sticking out of the oil, add another liquid substance,
  • tightly close the container, send it to a paper bag, put it in a warm place for insisting for a week,
  • when the infusion process is over (it can be extended up to 10 days), strain the mixture, separate the oil from the plant material, squeeze out the remaining mass,
  • the infusion should settle for several days in the room, after which it is necessary to decant the oil, filter its sediment,
  • pour medicinal oil into glass bottles with a good, tight seal, sign, store in a dark, cool place.

With severe fatigue, stress, a small amount of oil can be rubbed into the whiskey or applied to the skin of the forehead. In muscles that hurt after physical overload, you can also rub vegetable oil on hops.

This video details how to make butter out of hop cones.

This dosage form is actively used to treat neuralgia and reduce joint pain.It is not difficult to prepare the ointment yourself: hop cones with a blender need to be ground into powder. Then this powder is thoroughly mixed with lanolin (in equal parts). If there is no lanolin, then petroleum jelly or even unsalted oil will do.

It is recommended to store the prepared ointment in the refrigerator, preferably using glassware. After the ointment is applied to the sore spot, you need to wrap this place with a warm scarf or scarf.

Interesting Hop Facts

Hop - a plant that has been known in Kievan Rus since the period of idolatry.

According to legend, it was considered a symbol of fertility and therefore, during its collection, peasants always organized folk entertainments.

In ancient times, newlyweds were not showered with rose petals, but with hops so that their marriage was lasting, good health, and the spirit did not fall into despondency.

Nowadays, everyone knows about the use of cones in brewing, but much earlier, experts in traditional medicine drew attention to this plant.

With hepatitis

Hepatitis inflames liver tissue. Especially dangerous are its consequences in viral form. But hepatitis can also occur after food poisoning, alcohol, poor nutrition.

The beneficial properties of bitter cones allow them to be used as a choleretic agent, since they contain flavonoids and vitamins, and also help cleanse the liver.

In spring, it is useful to drink a water vapor from the leaves and stems of the plant, which is prepared by ordinary brewing 1 tablespoon of raw materials with a glass of boiling water. Take the cooked steam in a day.

Popular hop-based fees

The most popular is a collection with sedative properties. Enter it: hop cones, rosemary, lemon balm and mint leaves, clover root and elecampane. Take 25 g of each component, separate 10 g from the mixture, brew them in 0.5 l of boiling water, cool, drink a little during the day.

Phytotherapists recommend the following recipe for people of advanced years: 40 g of raw material of hop cones, the same amount of motherwort, 20 g of mint leaves. 10 g of this product should be brewed in a thermos of 600 ml of boiling water, leave to stand overnight. The strained composition is consumed 100 ml three times a day.

In cosmetology

Hop cones are widely used in cosmetology. Substances that have an antibacterial effect are isolated from the cones; they are used in the manufacture of cosmetics. The extract from hop cones is an integral part or the basis of many therapeutic creams for acne, acne, dandruff and for the treatment of dermatitis.

A decoction of cones helps to eliminate dandruff and strengthen hair with early baldness, which is especially important for men.

Photo of hop cones

From fungal diseases

Decoctions containing hops, boils, infusions and ointments are characterized by antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, they are effectively used to treat fungi on the feet and nails. Especially in such cases, ointments are effective.

A good recipe is known for treating not only fungus, but also eczema: calendula, inflorescences of mustard and burdock (roots) are ground in equal shares in a meat grinder. The mixture (1/2 cup) is brewed with the same volume of water, thus boiling it to a soft consistency.

The resulting slurry is mixed with petroleum jelly in an amount twice as large as the mass obtained, and insisted day in the refrigerator. The tool is used constantly - until it is completely cured.

Hop cones for breast augmentation

Many people know the information that hop cones can solve such a delicate problem as small breasts. This is not to say that this is a myth, because the plant really gives some effect (but of course it will not work to add a couple of sizes).

But the fact that hop cones will increase not only the chest, but also other volumes, few already know. Therefore, rubbing hop oil into the mammary glands, i.e. you need to organize the local action of natural estrogen.

After a warm shower, a light oil massage (without painful rubbing!) Will be beneficial for both skin and figure. After 2 weeks, you can notice that the skin has become softer, and the chest is more toned. Pleasant roundnesses will have to wait longer: hops are not a synthetic stimulant, its effect is milder and more gradual. But you should not get carried away with such a massage either: take breaks, use a small amount of oil.

For skin

You can make a very useful face lotion with your own hands. The components of mustard penetrate deeply into the dermal layers, killing pathogenic bacteria in them, which cause skin inflammation. And in the treatment of acne, this lotion is also useful.

How to make lotion:

  • take 200 g of alcohol, 1 cup of hop cones,
  • move the cones into a half-liter jar, fill them with alcohol,
  • cover the jar, put in a cool dark place,
  • cones should be infused for 2 weeks,
  • strain, add 100 ml of distilled water to the lotion (this prevents the effect of overdrying the skin).

A mask with honey, fat sour cream, hops effectively relieves skin inflammation. But if you are allergic to honey, you need to look for other recipes. Or, turn to the same lotion, which, if properly prepared, will not dry the skin.

For breast growth

Hops are an effective and affordable means for breast augmentation, as the plant contains estrogens, which stimulate the synthesis of female sex hormones, which causes the growth of the mammary glands. Imagine, you do not have to save up money for plastic surgery and go through an unpleasant recovery period. After all, it is enough to drink an infusion based on hops or use the oil externally to achieve the desired shapes. Recipes are given below.

Breast Enlargement Recipe


  • water - 270 ml
  • hop cones - 10 g.

How to cook: Pour boiling water over the raw materials. Insist 10 minutes, then pour into a thermos and leave overnight.

How to drink: Take the infusion of 110 ml 3 times a day 30 minutes before eating.

Result: You will notice the first effect 4 weeks after drinking the infusion. Then you need to take a monthly break and, if necessary, repeat the course.

Hop Oil for Breast Growth


  • olive or sesame oil - 150 ml,
  • hop cones - 30-40 g.

How to cook: Fill the raw materials with oil, then place the composition in a dark place for 7 days. After the specified time, strain the mixture.

How to use: With the prepared composition, lubricate clean breast skin 1 time per day. During use, menstrual irregularities or abundant vaginal discharge may occur.

Face tonic


  • hop cones - 1 tsp,
  • water - 250 ml.

How to cook: Pour boiling water over the raw materials. Place the container on a slow fire, simmer for 5 minutes, strain.

How to use: Wipe the skin with a tonic daily.

Result: Tonic nourishes the dermis, eliminates fine wrinkles and oily sheen.

For hair

To accelerate hair growth, improve their condition, you can use a compress based on mustard. To make it, you must first prepare the infusion. Two tablespoons of dry plant material will be enough. They need to pour 230 ml of boiling water. Cover the container with the composition, insist 20 minutes. Strain the composition, apply to clean hair - from the root to the ends. Put a hat on your head. The compress on the hair should be kept for 25-30 minutes.

You can make hair masks, in which the hop infusion will be combined with sour cream or honey (you need to take one thing as a basis). Once a week, do such masks, they well help “killed” with frequent and not always competent hair colorings.

From hair loss

Cosmetics based on hop cones do a great job with hair loss and early hair loss. For this purpose, it is recommended to use a decoction, the recipe of which is given below.


  • water - 280 ml,
  • hop cones - 7 g.

How to cook: Pour the raw materials with water, simmer the composition over low heat for half an hour. Chill.

How to use: Rub the broth into the scalp 1 hour before washing your hair.

By the way, such a decoction can be added to the bath to reduce pain during rheumatism, paralysis, but for this it is necessary to increase the volume of each product by 4 times.

Where could I buy?

Hop cones are easy to find in a pharmacy: the price of packages with vegetable raw materials ranges from 60 rubles to 250 rubles (depending on weight and manufacturer).

An oil extract of hop cones costs 200-270 rubles, dietary supplements with mustard in the form of capsules are more expensive - about 600 rubles per package. The extract is also sold in dry form, with an estimated price of 350 rubles.


Victoria: I, like many girls, bought the fact that hop cones increase breasts. At first, for half a month I drank a decoction that was very nasty in taste. I did not notice any special effects. Then she began to rub cone oil into the chest, as it seemed to me, the breast really increased. But something completely different surprised me - like a former gymnast (CCM, by the way), the cycle skipped. Menstruation came only at the age of 16 and was without any constancy. So while I was drinking a decoction, then I rubbed it, then I drank again with an interval, my periods began to come exactly after 28 days. Three months in a row. And my gynecologist said that hops are a phytoestrogen, therefore such an effect is quite possible.

Alla: Finally, I sleep normally, finally I have grown my hair. So you can briefly describe my experience with hops. I ruined my dream after I weaned the baby from the chest. He began to sleep all night, and my habit of waking up to feed, remained. I jumped up every three hours. And falling asleep was painful. Then I read that you can drink hop tinctures, and everything will pass. And the truth is, everything has passed. Within a week, I began to fall asleep quickly and wake up only with an alarm clock. And only then I found out that if you rinse your hair with an infusion of hop cones, make compresses, they will “come to life”. And so it happened - after a year of the steady use of powerful herbal medicine, I finally dismissed the bunch and began to show off with my thick caret. What was not a hundred years old. So hop my respect!

Julia: At 28, I had a new hobby - herbal medicine. Like many, this happened during maternity, when you want to occupy your head with something. Fortunately, we have a house in the country, where the forest is nearby, and meadows, and fields, and everything in the world. Itself learned to properly collect plants, dry, apply. One of my discoveries is hops. Tested on itself and at home helps from cystitis, gastritis, problem skin and muscle pain after plowing in the garden.

Expert Opinion

Hop - not yet fully understood plant. As this happens with many herbs, medicine undeservedly bypasses them, despite the centuries-old experience of using phytotherapy.

Herbalist doctor Pyotr Kukharsky has a higher medical education, and herbal medicine brought him great fame. The doctor says that there are no universal prescriptions. It is necessary to take into account the compatibility and incompatibility of herbs among themselves, many nuances. Kukharsky notes the fact that there are things that are still difficult to explain, he himself experienced 2 clinical deaths, after which he began to be treated with herbs. And it helped! So the farm treatment of endometriosis, fibroids, psoriasis, herpes can last for years, and in the end, herbal medicine helps.

Hop is one such amazing plant. Recent studies have shown that the substance xantoumol found in mustard blocks the excess of testosterone and prevents the release of protein (and it contributes to the development of prostate cancer).

In an active phase today, studies are exploring the relationship of HIV treatment with the chemical composition of hops.

Herbal medicine is an interesting, richest industry, which does not set as its goal to contradict evidence-based medicine. She can help her, she is essentially a part of medicine.And the same rules apply to phytotherapy: a strict dosage, a clear dosage regimen, and tracking the effect. Hop cones in the right doses are treated, and if abused they will provoke poisoning.

Be careful, treat yourself wisely!

For hair growth


  • water - 300 ml
  • hop cones - 50 g.

How to cook: Grind the raw materials, then pour boiling water, place in a warm place for 2-3 hours. Strain.

How to use: Rub the product into the hair roots. Soak for 30 minutes and rinse with shampoo.

Treatment based on hop cones

  1. The insomnia harvest consists of hop inflorescences, motherwort and mint. - in equal proportions. Tincture is aged for 12 hours before use.
  2. Hypertension collection: inflorescences of mustard, meadowsweet, chicory, dried cinnamon - take 3 tablespoons each, and plantain - 2 tablespoons. All mix thoroughly. Then 1 spoon of the total mixture is brewed with water (400 ml) in an opaque container and wrap for 3 hours.
  3. Collection for the treatment of atherosclerosis: mix birch leaves, dandelion roots, field horsetail, plantain, hop cones. Then brew 4 tablespoons with water (400 ml) and insist.

All tinctures from fees are taken daily three times in an amount of 75 ml.

Hop cones in cosmetology

The high content of vitamins A and E makes hops an indispensable natural product for external use in order to improve skin and hair. In addition, hops are a donor of phytoestrogen, a hormone involved in maintaining a healthy complexion and skin tone, and an excellent antioxidant.

The anti-inflammatory effect of decoctions has a therapeutic effect on rashes, damage to the skin, ulcers and wounds of various nature, if used as lotions.

Hops are also used in the treatment of hair from diseases of almost any nature - from loss to seborrhea. It is best to use a hop broth with each hair wash as a rinse aid.

The easiest face care product is hop water. It rejuvenates, helps against dryness and acne. Additionally, it can be used as lotions to combat dark circles and swelling of the lower eyelid.

Tonic "Hop water" is prepared as follows:

Brew 5 tablespoons of hops with water (800 ml) and apply after cooling to regularly wipe the face during the day. Keep refrigerated.

Weight loss application

Providing a mild laxative effect and normalizing the hormonal background, hops are effective for weight loss. In order to lose weight, the plant is used in drinks prepared by mixing in equal proportions of dry hops and ordinary tea (preferably green).

Such raw materials are then brewed with boiling water and taken overnight in a glass daily. While dieting and increasing physical activity, the result will please.

Napar in milk

For the treatment of jaundice, the following steam is used, made in milk. You can use juice from the leaves of mustard (grinding them in a meat grinder). It is added to a glass of a mixture of boiled water and milk (1: 1). The resulting steam is consumed during the day for several spoons per reception.

Hop-based teas are usually used for insomnia, but with a course of treatment for a month they can have a good effect on the regulation of hormonal levels and weight loss, especially in women.

Tea from equal proportions of finely chopped valerian roots and hop cones is prepared by brewing 2 tablespoons of water collection (400 ml) and taken overnight.

For dry hair


  • hop cones - 1 tablespoon,
  • sour cream - 2 tablespoons,
  • olive oil - 1 tsp,
  • milk - 1 tbsp.

How to cook: Soak the hop cones in hot water, then mix with milk and add the rest.

How to use: Apply the mask to the hair, soak for a quarter of an hour and rinse with shampoo.

Result: Elimination of fragility and cross-section of hair, giving the hair a healthy shine.

With hot flashes and menopause

Hop contains natural estrogen, which reduces the negative effects of menopause. At the same time, only fresh cones contain a useful hormone.


  • water - 260 ml
  • fresh fruit fruit - 3 g.

How to cook: Finely chop the cones, pour boiling water, wrap in a warm towel and leave for 50-60 minutes. Strain.

How to use: Take an infusion of 20 ml 4 times a day before meals.

Contraindications and possible harm

Unfortunately, this beautiful plant has in addition to useful properties and contraindications, of course, if used improperly.

This plant is considered toxic, therefore, when used internally, the possibility of an overdose is great.

Do not self-medicate, but use the plant only when prescribed.

Also contraindications are pregnancy and the presence of allergic reactions to this product.

It is necessary to use drugs containing cones very carefully, avoiding exceeding the dose, which can cause nausea and vomiting, drowsiness, apathy, and a state of body fatigue.

Possible harm and side effects

Side effects are expressed:

  1. Allergic reactions in case of intolerance to the components of hop cones by the body. In order to avoid negative effects, it is necessary to start taking any drugs with small doses. In the case of external use of ointments and lotions, you must first try them on a small area of ​​the skin. An allergic reaction is manifested by itching, tearing, rash.
  2. Manifested in cases of overdose and non-observance of the terms of course receptions. Overdose is expressed by headache, nausea and vomiting. The components of mustard accumulate in the body and take time to eliminate.

Therefore, any prescription to avoid harm should be applied no more than a month with a subsequent break.

With gynecological pathologies

For soothing baths, douching and treatment of gynecological diseases, the following broth is suitable.


How to cook: Pour the raw materials with boiling water, put in a water bath and cook for 20 minutes.

How to use: Pour the prepared composition into the bath before bathing.

Where to buy hop cones

It is usually customary to buy hop cones in pharmacies. There they are sold both separately and as a collection. But much better raw materials can be bought from private or wholesale suppliers. They sell it for brewing or medicine.

Hop selection:

  1. The rods should be short.
  2. The number of leaves in a good collection does not exceed 3%.
  3. If the cones stuck together during compression, then the collection is considered not ready for use.
  4. Over-dried cones appear to have fallen apart - this is a poor indicator of the content of aromatic substances.
  5. Good bumps look yellowish green. All other colors may indicate untimely (early or late) harvesting or plant diseases.
  6. Properly prepared and dried hops have closed cones from which grains do not spill out.

Collection and storage

Hop cones, the beneficial properties of which must be preserved during harvesting and drying, are collected almost at the very end of summer, when they begin to turn yellowish green. You need to collect only female inflorescences resembling cones.

Dry the collection in a dry, dark and ventilated area, in no case preventing access to sunlight. Cones are laid out on a grate or on paper, usually in one layer. These features are important because they allow you to save the aroma and all the valuable components of the raw material.

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Tea for insomnia and stress

To improve sleep and normalize the emotional background, it is useful to drink tea from hop cones.


  • water - 240 ml
  • hop cones - 3 g.

How to cook: Finely chop the raw material, then pour boiling water over it. Insist 15 minutes.

How to use: Drink tea 40-50 minutes before bedtime.

Tincture for anxiety, migraine attacks and panic attacks

If you are worried about anxiety, severe headache and panic attacks, such tincture helps to cope with them.


  • hop cones - 30 g,
  • alcohol - 120 ml.

How to cook: Pour the crushed raw materials with alcohol, send the composition to a dark place for a week.

How to use: To remove nerve pathologies, dilute 5 drops of the drug in 40 ml of water. Take the drug 3 times a day.

Also, tincture is effective in the treatment of gallbladder dyskinesia.

Beautiful hop cones

Ointment for psoriasis, bruises and neuralgia

To prepare a medicine, use the recipe below.


  • hop cones - 20 g,
  • lanolin or melted pork fat - 80 g.

How to cook: Grind the raw materials into powder, then add lanolin to it and mix thoroughly. Store the ointment in the refrigerator.

How to use: Rub the product with problem areas of the body.

Infusion for cystitis


How to cook: Pour boiling water over the raw materials. Leave for an hour in a sealed container, then strain.

How to use: Take 55 ml of infusion before each meal and 50 ml at bedtime. Inflammation will pass in 6-7 days.

Infusion for edema

This tool helps to cope with kidney and bladder problems.


How to cook: Pour the raw materials with water, simmer on the fire for 20 minutes, strain.

How to use: Drink infusion of 55 ml three times a day before meals, washed down with warm water.

With heart failure


  • motherwort - 40 g,
  • inflorescences of hawthorn - 40 g,
  • water - 240 ml
  • hop cones - 40 g.

How to cook: Mix the raw materials, take 5 g of the resulting mixture and pour it with boiling water. After 30 minutes strain.

How to use: During the day, drink the entire infusion in equal portions.

And the second recipe.


  • rosemary - 25 g
  • elecampane root - 25 g,
  • hop cones - 25 g,
  • mint and lemon balm leaves - 25 g,
  • water - 0.5 l
  • clover root - 25 g.

How to cook: Mix herbs, take 10 g of the prepared mixture and pour boiling water. Chill.

How to use: Drink a drink throughout the day.

From fungus


  • burdock root - 30 g
  • hop cones - 30 g,
  • calendula inflorescences - 10 g,
  • water - 1 l.

How to cook: Mix the ingredients, fill with water and simmer over low heat for an hour. Add petroleum jelly to the chilled mixture until a homogeneous, dense mass is obtained.

How to use: Apply the product to the affected areas 1 time in 3 days. The course of treatment is 14 days.


This tool is recommended for older people.


  • motherwort and hop cones - 40 g each,
  • mint leaves - 20 g,
  • water - 600 ml.

How to cook: Mix the raw materials, take 10 g of the mixture and pour into a thermos, then pour boiling water and leave overnight. Strain.

How to use: Take the infusion 3 times a day, 110 ml.

From hemorrhoids


  • hop cones - 3 handfuls,
  • water - 5 l.

How to cook: Pour the raw materials into the basin and pour boiling water over it.

How to use: First sit over the steam. Once the water has cooled, sit in the basin and stay in it until the water has cooled. Perform the procedure overnight for 5-7 days.

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