Natural remedies for sleep deprivation, continuation…. Today we’ll be discussing about HOPS. Hops is a plant. The dried, flowering part of the plant is used to make medicine. It can be used for anxiety, inability to sleep (insomnia) and …other sleep disorders, restlessness, tension, excitability, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nervousness, and irritability. It is also used to improve appetite, increase urine flow, start the flow of breast milk, as a bitter tonic, and for indigestion. Other uses include prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, high cholesterol, tuberculosis, bladder infections, intestinal cramps, an intestinal disorder called mucous colitis, nerve pain, and prolonged painful erection of the penis (priapism). You can also apply it to the skin for leg ulcers and as an antibacterial agent. In foods and beverages, the extracts and oil are used as flavor components. Hops are also used in brewing beer. It is considered to be safe for most people. However, not enough is known about the use of hops during pregnancy and/or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Hops may also make depression worse, so avoid it if you are depressed or on antidepressant medication. Also Hops might cause too much sleepiness when combined with anesthesia and other medications during and after surgical procedures. Stop taking hops at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. Be careful when combining alcohol and hops. Alcohol can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Hops might also cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Taking large amounts of hops along with alcohol might cause too much sleepiness. Sedative medication can also interact with Hops. It might cause sleepiness and drowsiness too. The appropriate dose of hops depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for hops. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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