Hops (Lupuli strobulus)

Published December 5, 1984; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Lupuli strobulus, hops strobile, hops.

Composition of Drug

Hops, consisting of the dried strobiles of Humulus lupulus L. [Fam. Moraceae], and their preparations in effective dosage.

The drug contains at least 0.35 percent (v/w) essential oil.

Other ingredients are a- and ß-bitter acids and 2-methyl-3-butanol.


Mood disturbances such as restlessness and anxiety, sleep disturbances.


None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Single dosage of drug:

0.5 g. Mode of Administration Cut drug, powdered drug or dry extract powder for infusions or decoctions or other preparations. Liquid and solid preparations for internal use.

Note: Combinations with all other sedatives can be beneficial.


Sleep promoting.