Hops have a special aroma and are an important raw material for making beer. The hops of hops have no use for making beer, and are usually thrown away as scraps. However, a recent study by the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, found that hops of hops have important medical value and help prevent dental caries (caries) and gum disease.
Dr. Tanaka Yoshihiko of Tokyo Pharmaceutical University and colleagues said that they have found important substances in hops that have anti-caries effects. Researchers have pointed out that early studies have found that the presence of antioxidant polyphenols in hops tablets is important to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. New research has found that beer buckwheat extract prevents bacteria that cause tooth decay from adhering to the surface of the tooth and prevents certain bacteria from releasing toxins.
Tanaka said that hops contain hundreds of potentially healthy substances. To identify these key health-care substances, the researchers performed a detailed analysis of the composition of the hops by an experimental method called “chromatography” (also known as chromatography). As a result, three novel complexes, one known complex found for the first time in plants, and 20 known complexes first discovered in bracts were found. The new study found that the large amount of antioxidant proanthocyanidins contained in hops tablets is the key to its ability to protect teeth.