Hops plant (Humulus lupulus) is a native British plant with a stout root, heart-shaped leaves and cone-like flowers. Romans ate the young hops plant shoots in the spring in the same way Americans do asparagus. The plant was first used by breweries in the Netherlands in the early fourteenth century to make beer. Hops has been used traditionally for nervous disorders and to help anxiety or sleep. Hops contain properties used to calm the mind and thinking process, and may help turn off recycled thoughts from worry, stress, anxiety, or nervous habit, helping to fall asleep, stay asleep if waking for frequent bathroom trips, and wake more mentally rested.