Linden Herbal Remedies
Lime blossoms make a very effective remedy for colds, fevers, cold-related coughs, and flu, particularly for children because the taste is mild. The herb is used in baths to calm fussy babies and small children. This herb is also a safe and effective nervine and is used for mild hypertension, nervous tension, and headache. Linden has a taste of SWEET, ASTRINGENT and a temperature of COOL.
Linden Proper Dose
|Linden Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Linden Tincture||2-3 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Linden Reference Information
|Latin Name||Tilia europa, T. americana|
|Other Names||Lime flowers|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Cardiovascular system, Nervous system|
|Botanical Info||A large tree from the Linden family with masses of fragrant, nectar-producing cream-colored flowers arising from tongue-shaped bracts.|
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