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Hop (Humulus lupulus) Essential Oil

Hop (Humulus lupulus) Essential Oil

From: CA$22.13

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Hop (Humulus lupulus) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Humulus lupulus
English Name : Hop
French Name : Houblon, houblon grimpant, salsepareille indigène, vigne du Nord
Family : Cannabinaceae
Origin : Canada, cultivated cones

History and origin

Hop is a perennial plant. In its natural environment, it grows in shaded and humid places. It is a dioecious plant, that means each plant carries only female or only male flowers. Female produces cones covered with a yellow, fragrant and bitter resin, the lupulin. This substance is used in making beer.

 

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part: Cones
Extraction: Steam distillation
Main Components:

Monoterpenes : myrcene 70%
Sesquiterpenes : farnesene, β-caryophyllene et α-humulene 15%

Oil characteristics:

Aspect: clear liquid. Color: colorless to pale yellow. Odor: characteristic and spicy.

Properties: Oestrogen-like+++, anaphrodisiac. Sedative, nervous system balancing, antispasmodic++. Antiinflammatory+
Indications: Gastritis (due to nerves)++. Tachycardia, supraventricular arythmia+

Energetic and emotional action

Help let go of the past. Dispel the fears.

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Uses

Culinary

The chemical compounds found in hop are used in flavoring and bittering beer. Some other compounds help with creating and stabilizing the foam. Only female plants and their cones are used in making beer.

Young shoots are edible, although bitter in taste.

Skincare

Hop is used in hair care products to repair cuticle damages, in bath preparations (calming and relaxing), in creams to tone and purify sensitive and mature skins.

Environment

In diffusion for a short time and in synergy with other essential oils for its relaxing and soporific effects.

Perfumery

The aroma is profoundly green, balanced. The resin is very present with a very slight note of citrus.

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Safety Data and Contraindications

Contraindicated in cases of fibrocystic breast disease or hormono-dependent cancers. 

Documentation and References

  • FRANCHOMME, P., JOLLOIS, R. et PÉNOËL, D., L'aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois
  • Wikipedia: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houblon