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see hophop,
herbaceous perennial vine of the family Moraceae (mulberry family), widely cultivated since early times for brewing purposes. The commercial hop (Humulus lupulus
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Yes, this is what they use to make beer., except we’re going to use it to get healthy here. A prickly vine with scaly, green, downward pointing fruit and 3-5 lobed leaves. The strange looking fruit is the part you want. Tea made from it is used as a calming sedative to soothe tension, nerves, restlessness, sleep problems, anxiety, cramps, spasms, coughs, inflammation, boils, rheumatism. Calming effect similar to valerian. Some people fill pillows with hops to sleep better. Licorice root and hops flowers have often been used throughout history to treat hormone imbalances and just about every female problem known, giving women a sense of well being and control. Be careful when handling plant as resin and fine hairs can irritate skin.

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symbol of injustice. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 174; Kunz, 330]
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I heard that the man with the wooden leg, whose name was Tungay, was an obstinate barbarian who had formerly assisted in the hop business, but had come into the scholastic line with Mr.
Ozma'll be mad as hops when she hears he's been doing magic again.
I've heard it pretty straight that she goes to all their hops and such things.
She, who had never cooked in her life, learned to make bread without the mediation of hops, yeast, or baking-powder, and to bake bread, top and bottom, in a frying-pan before an open fire.
DAN:--"Uncle Roger sent him to fix a gate one day and scolded him because he didn't do it right, and Xavy was mad as hops and said
A little, dusky-coloured wren (Scytalopus Magellanicus) hops in a skulking manner among the entangled mass of the fallen and decaying trunks.
You may believe every word I say, said the Raven; "for I have a tame sweetheart that hops about in the palace quite free, and it was she who told me all this.
My boy, as for clothes, I have only a bag in which I keep hops.
But mostly each Give and Take brought the paper-box girl that he affected; and few strangers could boast of having shaken a foot at the regular hops.
They lingered in the hop-fields on the rich bottoms, where Billy scorned to pick hops alongside of Indians, Japanese, and Chinese.
When he lets it out of its cage, it hops on to his knee, and claws its way up his great big body, and rubs its top-knot against his sallow double chin in the most caressing manner imaginable.
In the next place, I had no hops to make it keep, no yeast to made it work, no copper or kettle to make it boil; and yet with all these things wanting, I verily believe, had not the frights and terrors I was in about the savages intervened, I had undertaken it, and perhaps brought it to pass too; for I seldom gave anything over without accomplishing it, when once I had it in my head to began it.