Hops, known botanically as Humulus lupulus, is a plant commonly known for its use in the beer brewing industry. The hops plant is a vigorous climbing herbaceous perennial, usually grown up strings in a field called a hopfield, hop garden or hop yard when grown commercially. Many different varieties of hops are grown by farmers around the world, with different types being used for particular styles of beer. Hops Flower are the female flower cones, also known as strobiles, of the hop plant.
However, hops extracts are also used in herbal medicine. Hops have a history of use in China to treat leprosy and tuberculosis, according to Purdue University. Today, hops extract is marketed as a sleep aid and for reproductive health. As with all herbal medicine, consult your doctor before taking hops extract.