James Wong makes a hops pillow to help with insomnia.
For a pillow about 32 x 23 cm:
• 4 handfuls dried hops flowers
• 4 handfuls dried lavender flowers
1. To dry the hops and lavender yourself, tie them in bunches and hang upside down in a well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight for 2 weeks. Alternatively, place in a low oven (about 100C) for 30 minutes or so until dry and crispy. Strip the flowers off the larger or harder stalks.
2. Put equal handfuls of dried hops and lavender flowers into a cotton pillowcase, and seal the end.
USE: Place the pillow under or beside your head to induce sleep.