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Daily herb tip: hops for insomnia


Hops, a member of the cannabis family, and an anti-spasmodic that helps in digestive issues, is also a natural sedative that can aid in sleep.  A sachet made with hops, lavender, and chamomile placed under the pillow at night will help induce a calming sleep.  (See "If you like this..." for more related articles.)

For more information about hops, see your local herbal shop or health-food store: Apothecary Tinctura in Denver, Rebecca's Herbal Apothecary in Boulder and Vitamin Cottage.


  • Rick - Denver Craft Beer Examiner 5 years ago

    Gotta love hops! Just about any local homebrew store will carry whole leaf hops in vacuum-sealed bags in addition to apothecaries. Cheers!