Headaches including migraines. Problems with bladder control (incontinence), Excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), Itchy skin.
Painful swelling of joints (rheumatism), Bronchitis, Cough, Spasms, Bloating, Causing sweating.
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Linden trees belong to the Tiliaceae family, which consists of nearly 80 species native to Europe and found in northern temperate regions. The 5-petaled, fragrant, yellow to white flowers are collected after spring bloom, dried, and carefully preserved. The flowers are the most valued medicinal components of the linden tree.Linden is easily grown, a deciduous tree up to 100 feet tall and easily discerned by a grey barked trunk with flat ridges.
It prefers full sun as it’s slender, leaf-like bract supports the flowering clusters of fragrant, white or yellowish-green flowers in clustered cymes with veined leaf-lie bracts. King’s Dispensatory, describes the leaves “exhibiting a sweet exudate, having the composition of Mt. Sinai manna.”Linden is a tree. The dried flower, leaves, and wood are used for medicine. The dried flower, leaves, and wood are used for medicine.
People use linden for conditions such as colds, headache, trouble sleeping (insomnia), itchy skin, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
How does it work?
Linden leaf is used for colds, stuffy nose, sore throat, breathing problems (bronchitis), headaches, fever, and to make it easier to bring up phlegm by coughing (as an expectorant). It is also used for rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, excessive bleeding (hemorrhage), nervous tension, trouble sleeping (insomnia), problems with bladder control (incontinence), and muscle spasms. Linden leaf is also used to cause sweating and increase urine production.
Linden wood is used for liver disease and gallbladder disease, and for infection and swelling beneath the skin (cellulitis). Charcoal made from linden wood is used for intestinal disorders.Some people apply linden directly to the skin for itchy skin, joint pain (rheumatism), and certain lower leg wounds (ulcus cruris) caused by poor blood circulation
Possible side effects include:
- Frequent use of linden tea has been linked with heart damage, but this seems to be rare. It is not clear if linden is safe when used in medicinal amounts.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if linden is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Heart disease: Frequent use of linden tea has been linked with heart damage. If you have heart disease, do not use linden without medical supervision.
As always make sure you are using organic herbs as pesticides are toxic and always take normal doses, excessive amounts of anything is not good for you.
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