Before being used as an ingredient in beer, hops were traditionally used as a medicinal plant by Europeans and Native Americans. The use of hops as a sedative and digestive is well known around the world. Today, researchers are discovering compounds of the hop plant that can potentially be used to treat an extensive list of health problems. Hopsteiner produces a number of innovative, purified hop-derived products that are being screened and used for all-new applications.

Phytopharmaceutical Hop Products


  • "Hops and Health", published by the German Hop Museum Wolnzach (This can be purchased via Hops Museum)


  • IUBMB Life. 2021: 1016. doi 10.1002/iub.2522

    Xanthohumol from hop: Hope for cancer prevention and treatment

  • Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021: 4478. doi 10.3390/ijms22094478

    Xanthohumol for human malignancies: Chemistry, pharmacokinetics and molecular targets

  • Nutrients. 2021: 2000. doi: 10.3390/nu13062000

    Redox and anti-inflammatory properties from hop components in beer-related to neuroprotection

  • Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 2021: 1900. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1767537

    Hop bioactive compounds in prevention of nutrition-related noncommunicable diseases

  • J. Agric. Food Chem. 2019: 8291. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b03780

    Role of characteristic components of Humulus lupulus in promoting human health

  • Chem. Res. Toxicol. 2019: 222. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00345

    The multiple biological targets of hops and bioactive compounds

  • Molecules. 2017: 1761. doi: 10.3390/molecules22101761

    Hop phytochemicals and their potential role in metabolic syndrome prevention and therapy

  • Front. Pharmacol. 2018: 530. doi: 10.3389/fphar.2018.00530

    Anticancer activity and mechanism of xanthohumol: A prenylated flavonoid from hops (Humulus lupulus L.)

  • Molecules. 2015: 754. doi: 10.3390/molecules20010754

    Pharmacological profile of xanthohumol, a prenylated flavonoid from hops (Humulus lupulus)

  • J. Ethnopharmacol. 2008: 383. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.01.011

    Pharmacognostic and pharmacological profile of Humulus lupulus L.

  • Eur. J. Cancer. 2005: 1941. doi: 10.1016/j.ejca.2005.04.012

    Beer constituents as potential cancer chemopreventive agents

  • Phytochemistry. 2004: 1317. doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2004.04.025

    Xanthohumol and related prenylflavonoids from hops and beer: to your good health!


  • Impact of xanthohumol (a prenylated flavonoid from hops) on DNA stability and other health-related biochemical parameters: Results of human intervention trials

    Ferk, F., Misik, M, Nersesyan, A., Pichler, C., Jager, W., Szekeres, R., Marculescu, R., Poulsen, H.E., Henriksen, T., Bono, R., Romanazzi, V., Al-Serori, H., Biendl, M., Wagner, K.H., Kundi, M. and Knasmuller, S.¨
    Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 2016: 773. DOI 10.1002/mnfr.201500355

Diabetic Papers

  • “Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications,” 33; 754-761 (2005)

  • “American Society for Nutritional Science,” 1340-1346 (2004)

Antiallergin Papers

  • “Bioscience Biotechnology Biochemistry,” 70 (12); 2990-2997 (2006)

Oestrogenic Papers

  • “Reproduction,” 123; 235-242 (2002)

  • “J. Endocrinology 198” (2) 395-401 (2008)

Hopsteiner is the only company in the industry to operate Ethanol extraction with the capacity to process 1.5 to 1.8 tons of raw hops an hour.