Hops flowers, also known as Humulus lupulus, are the female flowers of the hop plant which is a climbing vine that is native to Europe, North America and Asia. The flowers are used for medicinal and brewing purposes. Hops flowers have traditionally been used as a sedative and to help improve sleep, it is believed to have calming properties. Hops flowers are also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and it is believed to have anxiolytic properties. They are also traditionally used to help reduce symptoms of pain, particularly in the digestive tract and to help reduce symptoms of menopause.