The Hop plant is known botanically as humulus lupulus. The extract comes from the female flowers of the Hop plant and these flowers are concentrated with the flavonoid compound, xanthohumol, that provide the storied health benefits of Hops.
According to the American Botanical Council (ABC) Hops has been used for centuries in various types of medicines including North American traditional medicines and the Indian-Aryuvdeic therapies. So popular was the therapeutic powers of Hops that it was used by English royalty, such as King George III, who stuffed his pillows with it to help calm himself down.
Hops have been the subject of numerous clinical studies showing their effects on sleep and anxiety. Their unique combination of tannins, flavonoids, lupulone, and antioxidants have shown to support the calming of the nerves, relieving stress, relaxing the body, and easing tension in the muscle.