Linden

The linden tree is a tree with a straight trunk, smooth dark chestnut bark, heart-shaped leaves and yellow erect inflorescences, which appear in the first months of summer. Used parts of the tree are the dried flowers and rarely the bark. The flowers are collected as soon as they are fully open and dried in the shade, at a temperature below 35 degrees Celsius. The peel is harvested in April to May.

Linden is also very important for beekeepers. They produce linden honey from it, a light-colored but extremely tasty and aromatic honey. Linden honey has a wide range of applications, it is mainly used to treat colds and fever and is used as a heart health enhancer.

Ingredients of Linden

The flowers of linden contain vegetable mucus, essential oil (farnesol) which offers the beautiful aroma, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol), caffeic and other acids, a small amount of saponin, hesperidin, vanillin, tannin and lubrication. Its bark contains polyphenols and coumarins.

Therapeutic properties and uses

It is considered an antitussive, antispasmodic, antiperspirant and sedative herb.
It acts against headache, panic, nervous palpitations and high blood pressure.
Hot herbal tea is a traditional remedy for colds, sore throats and general respiratory problems.
Promotes urination, soothes spasms and regulates breathing in cases of flu.
Relieves gynecological pains.
Useful in migraines.
Helps fight insomnia.
It strengthens our immune system and helps prevent heart disease