Hops & Fumitory
Fumitory is Cold, dry and Bitter. It is most appropriate to the Liver, clears Heat and Damp, Liver Heat, and cleanses the Melancholy humor.
Hops is Cold, dry, Bitter and slightly Sweet. It also affects the Liver but also the Spleen and Heart. It especially calms the Mind and Nerves, clears Bile Humor, and clears Heat and Damp.
Together they are good to clear Heat and Bile, cleanse Melancholy humors, and to clear Heat from the Liver, useful in Headache, Migraine, Irritability and Anger, as well as Melancholy, Nervousness and Insomnia, and is very useful for Restlessness and Tension.
It is useful for Fevers associated with Liver heat, or toxic Blood. This combination is also used for Chronic and Stubborn Fevers.
They clear Heat and Damp, are good for Jaundice, and clears Damp and Water, and are therefore good for Urinary diseases including Dysuria, Cystitis and Edema.
It is a very good combination to clear Heat and Poison from the Blood, and is used for all Foul and Scabby Skin conditions including Acne, Boils, Eczema, Psoriasis, old and bad Sores, against Rashes and Pox marks, chronic Ulcers, Leprosy etc. Both herbs have been used traditionally for various Toxins and Poisons.
It can also be applied to obstructed and painful Menstruation in women of a Bile humor with irritability and anger.
It is also excellent to prepare the Melancholy humor for purging.
It is worth noting that Syrup of Fumitory and Syrup of Hops are effectively the same, both being prepared with the clarified juices of Hops and Fumitory. However, Syrup of Fumitory uses equal parts of the juices, while Syrup of Hops uses twice the amount of Hops.
Syrup of Fumitory, Syrup of Chicory with Rhubarb, Compound Fumitory Syrup, Syrup of Hops
1. To clear Heat and Toxin of the Blood, add Chicory, Dandelion root, Rhubarb and Licorice, as in Syrup of Chicory and Rhubarb.
2. To cleanse Melancholy, add Endive (or Chicory or Dandelion), Wormwood and Dodder. This is used for chronic skin diseases, as in Compound Fumitory Syrup.
3. Also to cleanse Melancholy, add Chebulic Myrobalans, Violet, Wormwood, Dodder, Licorice and Raisins; if it is needed to be laxative, add Cassia pulp (or Rhubarb); used for chronic skin diseases, Tumors and Fibroids as in Greater Syrup of Fumitory.