Thursday, June 30, 2011

Linden - Monograph

Common Name – Linden or Lime Flower

Botanical Name – Tilia(platyphyllos)

Parts Used – Flowers and leaves

Active Constituents – Saponins, aromatic materials, flavonoids (quercitin, hesperidin, astragalin) and tannins.

So what is Linden good for?

Therapeutic Properties – peripheral vasodilator, helps to restore blood vessel walls, sedative, diaphoretic, diuretic, demulcent.

Linden can be good for kids who have trouble falling asleep.

Linden can be used to help with runny nose, stomachache and to help lower a fever.

Linden can be used to help with colds and flu.

Linden can be used to help with stress and any stress related physical symptoms.

Linden can be helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and varicose veins.


Tincture – 30-60 drops three times a day

Dry herb – 1-4 grams three times a day

How do you make Linden tea?

Add one heaping teaspoon of the dry herb to one cup of boiling water, cover and let steep for five minutes and then stain out the used herb.



Research articles with links


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