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Humulus lupulus, Female - hardy perennial climbing drying Vine , (Circa - 9th C) The dried ripe cones of the female flowers of this plant,a hardy perennial climbing Vine brought to the UK from Flanders in the reign of Henry VIII. Both Flowers & leaves are scented (in a Potpourri mix) & dried flower heads used as flavouring & preservative in beer or a stimulating tea. The young shoots of the vine are edible & can be cooked similar to asparagus, Add young leaves to salads for a unique & delicious treat. Hops may be used in herbal medicine in a way similar to valerian, as a treatment for anxiety, restlessness, & insomnia, A pillow filled with hops is a popular folk remedy for sleeplessness - Harvest when flowers turn light yellow in early autumn, Prefers Sun , Seed Count Approx - 50 avg,.......... Seeds sent outside the United Kingdom may incur Higher Shipping / Handling Charges