Hops (Humulus lupulus) belongs to a genus in the cannabinaceae family. It is a twining, hardy, herbaceous perennial, indigenous to Europe and best known as the main ingredient of beer and ale. It also has a long and proven history of herbal use, mainly because of its sedative effects on the body and mind.
Gives mild cannabis-like high with relaxing qualities. Works well as a relaxation for the nerves and also for better sleeping. It also has been used traditionally to aid digestion.
Can be extracted into alcohol or made as a tea. Put 5-10 grams of the dried fruits in a cup of boiling water and steep for about 15 minutes.