A climbing plant, with very long stalks, common in our hedges, and cultivated also in many places. The stalks are roundish, rough to the touch, and of a purplish colour often, sometimes only green. The leaves are very large, of a roundish figure, deeply indented, of a dark green colour, and very rough also to the touch. The fruit is sufficiently known.
A decoction of fresh gathered hops is good against the jaundice; and the powder of hops dried in an oven has been often known to cure agues, but upon this there is no absolute dependance.