Latin name: Tilia L.
Other names: Basswood, European Linden, Lime Blossom
The flowers are gathered by herbalists, to capture the many healing properties of this blossom. The flowers are used for hypertension, their general sedative effect, calming the digestive system, in colds and flu (,reduce nasal congestion, and relieve throat irritation and cough), boosting the cardiovascular system, as well as relieve headache and migraine complaints. Apart from these, linden flowers are regarded to be very effective in treating indigestion, headaches, diarrhea and hysteria. Recent research indicates that the dried flowers of the lime blossom tree can be hepatoprotective.
Linden flowers enclose several flavonoid compounds, especially derivatives of kaempferol and quercetin accompanied by p-coumaric acid. The effectiveness of linden flowers as a diaphoretic is attributed to these compounds. Flowers also contain tannins, essential oils, organic acids, vitamin PP and locks.
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