Profile: Modern herbalists prescribe linden flowers for all the indications listed above, plus as a treatment for sore throats and colitis. Some historical evidence, as well as recent opinion, indicates that linden may be used to offset some of the symptoms of menopause, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The mucilage in the flowers coat inflammation and irritation.
Linden's fragrant, yellow-white blossoms attract hordes of pollinators in early June. Tilia sp. linden leaf and bloom are mixed for a herbal profile. Linden leaf and flower are used to make linden tea and herbal tea blends.
Europe and North America have linden trees. European folktales feature linden. Celtic legend says sitting under a linden tree will cure epilepsy. Roman and German mythology call the linden tree the "tree of lovers," while Polish folklore says its wood protects against the evil eye and lightning. Linden blossoms are used to manufacture herbal drinks and perfume bases and to attract bees that produce honey. Linden is a Tiliaceae plant family member.
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