THE IMPORTANCE OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS OF HOP (HUMULUS LUPULUS) IN PHARMACEUTICAL USE INCREASE IMPACT OF HOP INDUSTRY IN THE PERFORMANCES OF US ECONOMY

Ioana Elena MURESAN (VIMAN), Adriana PAUCEAN, Simona MAN, Sevastița MUSTE, Bianca Vasilica BELDEAN (TĂTAR), Maria Simona CHIS, Maria Evelina BORDEAN, Mădălina Alexandra MATEESCU, Georgiana FOSTOC, Lidia SZANTO

Abstract


This article is focusing on numerous health-promoting effects of hop raging from antioxidative, sedative, and anti-inflammatory potentials, over anticarcinogenic features to estrogenic activity. Because of the greatly differences in the structure and properties of the hop natural compounds, there have been developed a wide range of methods for their isolation and chemical analysis, as well as for determining their antioxidative, antimicrobial and antigenotoxic potentials. Even if hop remain the principal ingredient for providing the taste, stability and antimicrobial protection of beer, researchers found applications in the pharmaceutical and other food industries as well, therefore, hop should be more exploited for healing and prevention of several diseases, as the population is more demanding for natural cures with less side effects.The increase of pharmaceutical demands over hop production is impacting US hop industry. As is well known, hop industry is playing an important role in the US economy. We analyze the production of hop in US during the period 1947-2018.

Keywords


biologically active compounds of hop, bitter acids, essential oils, hop industry, hops polyphenols

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