Before being used as an ingredient in beer, hops were traditionally used as a medicinal plant by Europeans and Native Americans. The use of hops as a sedative and a digestive is well known. Researchers around the world are now discovering that some compounds within the hop plant can potentially be used to treat chronic pain, osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, malaria, fungal, allergies, antiviral disease, and menstrual problems. Hopsteiner produces a number purified hop products that are being used and screened for these and other valuable applications. Below is a short list of papers describing some of the potential therapeutic uses of hop derived compounds. Contact us today to learn more.
Review Articles & Textbook
- Journal of Ethnopharmacology 116 (2008) 383-396.
- Phytomedicine (2006), 13(1-2) 119 – 131.
- Mol. Nutr. Food Research (2005) 49, 827-831
- MBAA Technical Quarterly Vol. 46, (2009) 1-7.
- Hops and Health, published by the German Hop Museum Wolnzach; can be purchased via Hops Museum.
- Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 336 (2005) 754-761.
- American Society for Nutritional Science (2004) 1340-1346.
- Bioscience Biotechnology Biochemistry 70 (12) 2990-2997 (2006).
- Reproduction (2002) 123, 235-242
J. Endocrinology (2008) 198(2) 395-401