Extractum Humulus Lupulus
Latin Name: Humulus Lupulus
Common Name: Extract of the common hop
Classification: Astringent, tonic, narcotic, soporific, and anodyne
Isolated Drug/s: None
Medicinal Usage: Humulus Lupulus is used in malt liquors as a stomachic, or alternatively as an antaphrodisiac. The seeds of the hops, lupulin, contain the active ingredient and preparations containing them are the most effective. The combination of tonic and narcotic properties makes Humulus Lupulus an excellent remedy in mania-a-potu (alcoholic mania).
Hop pillows can be used as a hypnotic. Preparations of hops given internally are effective in reducing restlessness, inducing sleep, and easing pain. Effective dosage forms include an infusion or tincuture, a powder, and pill. Topically they can be applied as a poultice to ease painful swellings or tumours.