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Common name Standardised: linden
Other: small-leaf lime tree
Botanical name Tilia cordata Mill.
Overview Linden tree flowers, inner bark, and leaves have been collected and used to treat a variety of illnesses for ages. One of the most frequent uses for linden tea is an anxiety aid, its soothing properties have been known to reduce mental stress and anxiety. For those who suffer from tension, headaches, and other inflammatory conditions, including arthritis and gout, linden tea can help eliminate those painful symptoms. It also helps lower blood pressure as well as remove inflammation in the blood vessels, thereby preventing the small capillary back-ups that so commonly lead to headaches, as well as the swollen tissue of arthritis sufferers. Linden Flower Tea contains up to 20 powerful antioxidants, that help to prevent and repair DNA damage. Linden also provides digestion aid, cleanses body and helps dealing with common cold symptoms.
Typical usage and preparations The leaves and flowers are used as a tea, tincture and oil, or put in a capsule form. Take soothing bath with linden flowers or use it in facial steam treatmentto open the pores. Can be used as a tonic for you to freshen up: soothes irritated skin, reduces swelling and even serves as a remedy for puffy eyelids. Just use a cotton ball soaked with warm, not hot, linden infusion.
Precautions Linden Blossom is safe , FDA states that it is safe even for women who are pregnant or nursing, and for children. However ingestion of large quantities of lime blossom could possibly lead to heart problems in some people, if you do have a heart condition please check with your health care practitioner.