Herb of the Day: Linden

Linden  ( Tilia x europaea )

Linden Flower Blossoms

Linden Flower Blossoms

Linden also known as lime flowers, tilia, lime blossom, comes from a tall growing lime tree that has been used in herbal therapy since the late Middle Ages. Its diaphoretic ( sweat inducing ) properties that makes it useful for reducing fevers in colds and the flu, also helpful for clearing excess mucus from the bronchial passages.

This herb has a relaxing effect on the nervous system and thus taken as a tea for insomnia., nervous tension, migraine headaches and cramps. Some herbalists recommend it for preventing high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, kidney stones and gout. Traditionally, linden was used to treat epileptic patients, and was thought to help calm overactive children.  Linden is also considered helpful for promoting digestion plus makes a pleasant after dinner drink.

Linden targets, fever, influenza, insomnia, colds,nervous tension, headaches.

There is a warning , people with heart problems should use linden only with the advice of a doctor. If this herb is used on children it should not be used more than 7 to 10 days, and should be used in conjunction of a healthcare practitioner.

There is no side effects expected.


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