COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY COLIN CUTHBERT / DILSTON PHYSIC GARDEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hops foliage (Humulus lupus). The flowers of this plant are used in the brewing of beer. The plant is cultivated primarily for this purpose, though it is also used in herbal and folk medicine as a sedative, antibacterial and digestive tonic. The leaves may also be eaten. Photographed at the Dilston Physic Library, Northumberland, UK.
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