Collecting the folklore and uses of plants


1. According to my mother, Mrs Anne Wilks (b. 1918), of Whitstable, Kent:
They say that dried hops under, or in, the pillow help you sleep [Upminster, Essex, March 2011].

2. In Kent they hang up hops in their houses for luck [Kew Gardens, Surrey, January 1999].

3. Take a bunch of wild hops, crush in a linen bag and place under your pillow to induce a good night’s sleep [Bishop's Hull, Somerset, February 1998].

Image: H. Zell, Wiki Commons; hop field, Kent/East Sussex border, Andrew Hay, August 2012.

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  • Scientific Name

    • Humulus lupulus
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