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PLANTS - SMALL-LEAVED LINDEN BLOSSOMS (TILIA CORDATA)

BASE / GENERAL DATA

PHOTOGALLERY

Information submited: 2016-05-05 Modified: 2018-05-16 By: 1
Tilia Cordata is a species of Tilia native to much of Europe, from Britain through central Fennoscandia, to central Russia, and south to central Spain, Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, the Caucasus, and western Asia.

Tilia Cordata is a narrowly domed tree with a moderate growth rate, and can eventually attain a height of 40 m.

The small yellow-green hermaphrodite flowers are produced in clusters of five to eleven in early summer with a leafy yellow-green subtending bract, have a rich, heavy scent. The trees are much visited by bees. 

MEDICINE / HEALTH DATA

PHOTOGALLERY

Information submited: 2017-11-07 Modified: 2018-05-16 By: 1
Therapeutic Properties:

Antispasmodic
Diaphoretic
Expectorant
Hypotensive
Laxative
Sedative.

Contraindications: Linden might be safe when taken by mouth. When used on the skin, linden might cause itching.

Pregnancy / Lactation: Not enough is known about the use of linden during pregnancy and breast-feeding. No research done.

But Herbalists say that linden blossoms are characterized by their innovative qualities. Linden tea vapor and tea are extremely useful to women throughout their lifetimes. For mothers who nourish the baby very well eat fresh linden blossoms. It improves breast milk structure.

Linden is one of the few plants containing phytohormones, which is a material close to the female sex hormones.

Children: Small doses can be used for all the diseases described here.

Guidelines: Linden tea is not recommended for drinking during the summer, because it removes moisture from joints, in thet case you can  feel joint burns in the winter. In winter you can drink tea of linden flowers, becouse  the body works slightly differently in that period and you will not feel sade effects.


The most interesting health benefits of Linden include its ability to improve the immune system, prevent certain forms of cancer, calm and detoxify the body, eliminate anxiety, lower inflammation, and lower blood pressure.

One of the most frequent uses for Linden tea is an anxiety aid, as its soothing properties have been known to reduce mental stress and anxiety.

Linden has numerous medicinal constituents. Active ingredients in linden flowers include quercitin, rutin, kaempferol, volatile oils, mucilage and other flavonoids. The flavonoids and p -coumaric acid appear to be responsible for the diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) and antispasmodic properties of the plant. Other constituents include caffeic and chlorogenic acids, as well as the amino acids alanine, cysteine, cystine and phenylalanine.

More than 24 additional minor components have been identified in the wood, flowers, and fruits of Linden. The fragrant components of the flowers degrade rapidly under conditions of high moisture.

If you suffer from mood swings or unexplained chronic stress, a cup of linden tea can be a very wise addition to your health regimen.

It has a minor effect on your hormone levels, inducing a state of relaxation for the body and mind.

Linden can also reduce nasal congestion and relieve throat irritation and cough.

Antioxidant compounds like quercetin and kaempferol both act as free radical scavengers, eliminating these harmful byproducts of cellular respiration from your system and improving your overall health by preventing chronic diseases.

These are particularly effective for protecting the skin against signs of aging.

P-coumaric
acid is another very beneficial organic compound found in Linden that can be accessed in Linden tea. This is known as a diaphoretic, which means that it induces sweating, which is a very effective way of releasing toxins from the body, along with excess salts, fat, water, and foreign substances. This quality also makes Linden valuable for people suffering from fevers, as inducing sweating can help lower a fever faster and prevent permanent damage to organ systems.

It is also used for rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), trouble sleeping (insomnia), problems with bladder control (incontinence), and muscle spasms. Linden leaf is also used to cause sweating and increase urine production.
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