Plants and Health

Lime: it soothes anxieties


The lime tree (Tilia cordiata, for the most widespread species in France) is a big tree from the Tiliaceae family which grows in European woods and which can be found in our urban parks and gardens.

In herbal medicine, its flowers, leaves, and part of its bark, the sapwood, are used for their many health benefits and virtues.

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Linden and its health benefits

  • Sedatives, diuretics and antispasmodics, the flowers linden trees are recommended for their virtues on the nervous system and digestive system. In the evening, a infusion linden (5 g of flowers per cup of boiling water) promotes digestions slow and complicated, soothes anxieties, relieves headache, and allows insomniacs to regain sleep (especially in case of stress).
  • Lime tree sapwood stimulates the work of liver, regularizes the bile secretion and improves the functioning of kidneys.
  • Linden is an excellent remedy for influenza and the colds. It lowers the fever, decrease the nasal secretions and soothe them headache and the stiffness that accompany them.
  • Just before bedtime, alime blossom bath seems to calm restless children but also adults who suffer from nervous fatigue, ofinsomnia or fromanxiety.
  • In case of itching or from skin dryness, of scabs and small buttons, a lotion based on decoction of linden flowers, to be used in beauty water, soothes the skin (50 g of dried flowers to boil in a liter of water).

Growing linden for its benefits

  • This tree that can reach 40 meters high and live several centuries needs non-scorching sun and a well-ventilated space. He appreciates the deep soils, cool (even humid) and consistent, even limestone.
  • Warning, the lime tree attracts all kinds offoraging insects : be sure to place it away from home.
  • Garden: how to grow linden well

Linden in the kitchen for its benefits

  • The flowers and young leaves of lime can be incorporated into a salad, but lime is especially appreciated for the taste of its flowers tasted ininfusion.
  • The linden honey, with a very pronounced and slightly bitter taste, is recommended for anxious, nervous or insomniac people.

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