Nature’s Way Hops Flowers Description: Hops have been used traditionally for nervous disorders. They have heart-shaped leaves and cone-like flowers. Romans ate young Hops shoots in the spring in the same way we do asparagus. Hops were first used by breweries in the Netherlands in the early fourteenth century. Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.