Linden leaf and linden flower harvested from Tilia sp. are blended together for a comprehensive herbal profile. Linden leaf and flower are commonly tinctured, steeped as linden tea, and incorporated into herbal tea blends.
The linden tree is found in both Europe and North America. Linden blossom have been used to make a variety of items including herbal teas and a base for perfumes, as well as being known for producing tiny aromatic flowers that attract many bees that in turn produce a wonderful honey. Linden, also called the small-leaf lime tree, belong to the Tiliaceae plant family.
Traditionally used for sleep disorders (insomnia), headaches including migraines, problems with bladder control (incontinence), excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), itchy skin, painful swelling of joints (rheumatism), bronchitis, and bloating.
Energetics: Cooling, drying and relaxing
Properties: Antispasmodic, hypotensive, soothing nervine and relaxant. Reduces blood pressure. Useful for headaches.
Precautions: When taken by mouth, Linden is likely safe for most people when the leaf is used in food amounts but might cause allergies in some people. Frequent use of linden tea has been linked with heart damage, but this seems to be rare. There isn't enough reliable information to know if linden is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use
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