In addition to its shining contribution to the brewing process, hops have been used for medicinal purposes since medieval times. It is only at the beginning of the 20th century, however, that scientists isolated its active ingredient : xanthohumol.
Since then, scientific research has identified its numerous health enhancing properties and demonstrated xanthohumol’s many applications in boosting the body’s defences in the face of illness and the ravages of time.
Only the best hops produce significant amounts of xanthohumol. The most advanced horticultural research has now begun to focus on the selective breeding of hops strains that are outstandingly rich in xanthohumol.