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With about 170 species in the Cannabaceae family, the Hops and cannabis plants are the most widely known—Hops for its use in brewing and cannabis for its recreational and medicinal uses.
Hops is a perennial climbing plant which dies back in the Fall and produces new new shoots in the Spring. The mature female flower cones of the vine known as Hops Strobiles have been dried and used in the production of beer.
Hops is most commonly used to relax the nervous system and relieve nervous disorders. It can be used to induce sleep. It is also used to stimulate appetite and is indicated when nervous habits prevent one from eating properly. It is known to cleanse the blood, liver, spleen, digestive system, and kidneys.
- Bodily Effect: Hops is a sedative, nervine, tonic, diuretic, anodyne, stimulant and vulnerary.
- Emotional Effect: calming and mood boosting
- Spiritual Effect: It is said that their green color reflects the light of the sun. They push forth both male and female flowers and from this fruitfulness comes seeds.
"The Earth Element is known for its point of harmony. In the most ancient texts, the earth element was based in the center of the other four elements. We think of the Earth element in relation to the season of late summer, but it also represents the equinoxes and solstices. It is the time when we don't know if it's Winter or Spring. I like to think of the Earth element as the space in between. It brings us harmony and peace, grounds us and centers our energy."
—Dr. Krystal Couture, Homeopath + Plant Whisperer @drkrystalcouture