The hop plant is grown throughout Europe, Asia, and the US. Male flowers are a yellowish-green color while the female flowers produce a yellowish fruit. The plant has a bitter taste and strong aroma.
Native Americans, including the Algonquin and Mohegan, used the blossoms to treat nervousness. The Fox and the Cherokee used the plant as a sedative, and the Mohegan used a blossom infusion to relieve toothache.